Friday, July 11, 2008

spectrum quilt


It's D O N E!!!!

I quilted each channel separately, changing the thread color to match each section of fabric. This worked out great. The back is so pretty, but it is impossible to capture it in a photo.

I used brown for the binding because 1. I had it in my stash and 2. I prefer a dark binding over light. (It was either brown or cream.)

I love that it is orderly and random, all rolled into one. (kinda like me.)

If you want to read more about the making of this quilt, you can see here, here, here, here and here. I have been working on this quilt for so long that it went through 2 name changes before I finished it. I'm glad to cross this one off my list.

Oh, and I do love it.

88 comments:

Tina said...

congratulations! so many fabrics in one quilt, i love it!

Sara said...

what a beautiful quilt! i imagine it took a lot of time to get the colors lined up in order! well done!

Sarah S said...

It looks so great! I'd love to see more of the back. Great idea to quilt it in different the color themes.

froghair said...

beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

Kirsten said...

Wow Amanda Jean that is just beautiful! I love all the colors and that you changed thread color. Congratulations! I just finished a quilt which your quilt in the bag post inspired me to do. You can see it over at my blog, thank you for all your quilting inspiration!

Amy Jo said...

it's lovely. I love the random-ness of it and the color changes!

SewAmy said...

omg, it's beautiful. How big is it?

Jacquie said...

Cheers to you! After all that it turned out so well. I was just inspecting the pictures close up to see your quilting. I've been practicing, practicing, practicing...still a chicken to touch that quilt.

kira said...

Oh my goodness! It is absolutely amazing, great job!!! :)

Suzy said...

I really like the name you chose. It fits it perfectly! Great job! :o)

Cindra said...

It is absolutely gorgeous. Makes me want to start one, but I don't think it would be as pretty.

Susan said...

I'm in love with this quilt ~ beautiful!

the pesky bombolino said...

It's really beautiful! I have to admit that I thought you may have made the wrong decision when you took out the white because I loved it then, but hooray for you and your creative instinct- it's fabulous!

nicolette said...

Hurray, congratulations! Wow, so many different fabrics!

Philigry said...

fantastic! i love how you did the back too!

Joyce said...

It's gorgeous. I too prefer dark bindings. I feel they frame the work better.

simplysewn said...

I love the way the colors change in the back. I'd be tempted to use it upside down!

mrmonkeysuit said...

Looks great!

Fran said...

That is so fabulous!! Please could we see more photos of both front and back? It deserves it!
Fran

trashalou said...

Oh my! Do you know my address because I am ready for my quilt to come home now it is finished? ;-)

NanaKaren said...

Absolutely stunning! I love how you used different colors of thread for each shade on the back. Wish I could machine quilt like you do!

Jodie said...

I look at your blog all the time, although Ihave never commented. I love to see what others make. That spectrum quilt really does look amazing and I can not imagine how look did it take to meander the quilt with all the different thread colors?

Cheryl A said...

I'm so glad you got it to what you want.
Looks great.

Vicki W said...

I love it!

Sandi said...

Gorgeous!!! Love it

Sarah and Jack said...

A really gorgeous piece of art it turned out to be!

Amy said...

WOW! It looks amazing - love the way you quilted it. Is this one staying with you? I hope so - it's kind of a trophy after all that work!

lera said...

The changing of the thread color was just another brilliant idea from Amandajean. Do you ever get weary of being so creative? Just curious ...

Liz said...

Stunning. It is one of my favorites! I also like it without the white.

amandasasikirana said...

I like the 'planned scrappy-ness' of the quilt. Great job, Amanda Jean!

nclangs said...

This is the quilt that got me started on your blog!! You had posted a pic on Flickr and I saw it somewhere on there (I think explore??) and went to your blog and have been hooked ever since. It is soooo beautiful. I hope to one day have enough fabric to be able to do something like this. As my mil says, "she who dies with the most fabric wins!!!"

Shannon said...

Simply spectacular ~ you constantly amaze me with your quilting.

nikko said...

It's beautiful! Great job!

Anina said...

So worth everything you went through to get it done. Beautiful!

QuiltedSimple said...

What a great idea - looks absolutely lovely!
Kris

mariarrosa said...

Oh, it is so beautiful! I have always the same feeling with your quilts: I would like to make everyone. This is wonderful.

Lily Boot said...

it leaves me breathless it is so beautiful! Gee you have such a great eye for colour Amandajean!

Nancy said...

Just saw this on the quilting group on flickr and knew from the thumbnail is was yours ... beautiful! Left a comment there, but in case you don't see it I wanted to be sure to compliment you here. You made such a good choice to rip and rework - the difference is huge.

Regi said...

Oh, it is just wonderful!

Quilt Nut said...

fabulous! what size did it end up? i love how you quilted each color with matching thread

Shanna said...

Another beauty!! I love the colors and the number of different fabrics!! Sometimes you want to use certain fabrics together and can't because they don't really go, but this quilt is a perfect solution...love it!

Kristy said...

Love it. Love it. Love it. And I would love to see that back in person. It must be beautiful.

littleluxury said...

That was a big job!Beautiful!
Well done.You have to reward yourself for that....
regards Laura

Needled Mom said...

What a great idea to quilt each one individually. I'll bet the back is gorgeous.

Carrie said...

It's beautiful, congratulations on finishing it. I like what you did with the thread colors.

Jodie said...

I am so glad that you love it now - it was heartbreaking when you didn't.
It looks spectacular!

Cida Hilel said...

Fantastic, beatiful, very beatiful.

Congratulations, you is very creative, your quilts is fabulos.

(Sorry my english, i'm from Brazil)

Lissa Jane said...

love
LoVe
LOVE IT!!!!


Lissa
Australia

coryshay said...

Wow, you're my hero. I want to be you when I grow up.

CollectingThoughts said...

I really love the way you quilted the back. It's very evenly spaced and very beautiful

Helz said...

Wow... that looks Great!

Cindy said...

Wow! This looks absolutely amazing! I wish I could stipple quilt like that. Gorgeous!

Erin said...

Very nice! Looks like it was a lot of work, but worth it.

May Kristin said...

The quilt is beautiful! Congrats on the finish! It's lovley!

Fiesta said...

beautiful!

Tine said...

Absolutely stunning! And congratulations on finishing it :-)

Violette Severin said...

OMG! This is so beautiful. Wish it were mine.

MichelleB said...

Wow. It is so beautiful.

house on hill road said...

it's beautiful! congratulations!

sulu-design said...

I love everything about this post. First, I cannot believe you've knocked out yet another quilt. I want to borrow some of your drive and dedication. And the quilt itself is awesome. I love that you changed the thread color with each stripe - it looks really cool. But the best part was your comment on yourself - random and orderly. We are cut from the same cloth, my dear!

~D Spack~ said...

Wow, AmandaJean, great job! Love it. Tell: what width limits you used- no narrower than? and no wider than? for the strips?

sarah, rsm said...

Love it, AmandaJean, LOVE IT!

Dandelion Quilts said...

What a neat idea to quilt each section with a coordinating color....I think it is quite cool.

Em said...

I just don't know how you do it! Amandajean - it's beautiful and I love it!!! I'm glad you reworked it, it works so much better now, and you love it - that's what is most important.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- that's an amazing quilt! Congratulations on your fine finish -- and I love your selection of binding color AND thread choices!

shannon said...

Wow! What a beautiful quilt, I love it.

joanie said...

Gorgeous! I wish I had the patience to make such beautiful items like yours.

a friend to knit with said...

oh amandajean. it is amazing!

Rachelmp said...

It looks fantastic Amandajean. Even better now its all done and quilted. Beautiful!

Linda said...

Very pretty! Love the colors and what you did with the quilting!

patchlisel said...

It's amazing and realy perfect.

LG
Elisabeth

AJ said...

I love it! I may have to make a spectrum quilt of my own now.

Stephanie D. said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I might see a spectrum quilt in my future....

Rebekah C said...

gorgeous! I love the multi-colored quilting panels!

Helen said...

Its stunning! Makes me want to go raid my stash and start cutting now!

denitza said...

It turned out so great! Love it! Love all your work!

Heidijayhawk said...

i love it in so many ways! the quilting is a bonus that is just killing me with awesomeness! well done friend!

Roxanne said...

Ooh, ooh, ooh! I love it!! It looks amazing, and I love how you quilted it in sections with the coordinating color - so clever!!

Sunny said...

It turned out wonderful. I love how you changed the quilting thread to match each section. Great work as always.

twolimeleaves said...

Amanda, this quilt is SUCH a winner! Congratulations! it's just so beautiful :)

Dorothee said...

Love it!

amandajean said...

sewamy and quilt nut,

the quilt measures about 78" x 87".

~d spack~

the strips are about 12" wide and they are between 1"-2.25" tall.

amandajean

Katherine said...

Truly magnificent! What a pleasure it is to look at this work of art, Amandajean. I love it!

nicky said...

Its SOOOOO beautiful! You are very clever with colours.
Nicky

pricklypearbloom said...

That. Is. Awesome. It's beautiful!

thornberry said...

I really, REALLY love this quilt. I think I'll have to put it on my list of quilts to attempt!

Sheree said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!

jamieBEE said...

this is BEAUTIFUL!!!