Thursday, September 24, 2009

filmstrip

filmstrip
This quilt is going to be a door prize at the retreat that I will be teaching at in November. (That's in 6 weeks!) It is made from Moda's Nouveau fabric line and Kona cotton (color=bone). It was my first time using Kona cotton for sashing a quilt. It was ok, but I'm not hooked on it like I was afraid I might be.

As I mentioned in my last post, the quilt had a redesign along the way. Originally I was going to configure the blocks like this. But I switched it at the last minute. You gotta listen to what the quilt is telling you, right V? ;)

The quilt measures 63" x 77" after washing. (it was 64" x 80" before quilting and washing.)
filmstrip-back
Of course, it's two quilts in one. I L-O-V-E the back. I really need to figure out how to design my quilt backs to be quilt fronts. I am determined to figure it out. Soon! Or else it will drive. Me. CRAZY. (and my husband, too.)

I love this busy print for binding. LOVE it!

I'm happy to have this one done. It was challenging, but well worth it. I think my favorite part was playing with fabric that someone else (Tara) had selected.

Now, on to the next...

109 comments:

live a colorful life said...

Wow. This is fabulous. And the name is perfect. Perfect!! Also love the busy binding. Question: why not a fan of the Kona for the sashing?

Kigwit said...

Great quilt-especially the back. That would be great for a large print that you just can't bear to cut!

And the binding is great too.

pigbook1 said...

PRETTY! I definitely like it. And I say just flip the quilt over if you like the back, call it the front :-)

Amy said...

Wow that IS a lovely back! Great choice!!! (I'm going to have to try that idea...)

Ashley said...

fun! I like how you switched up the design, and of course, the name is just perfect! i'm with you on the back too (and the fact that I often like my backs better than the fronts!) I'm working on a mini quilt right now that has a very similar border...

RosaMarĂ­a said...

this is a beautiful beautiful quilt!!i love the back, it's so simple and great! those fabrics are so delicate...

nettie said...

ooohh, i love this quilt! I wish I could make it to your retreat (it's just minutes away from me), but with this baby coming, i have to pass!

Kristine said...

I really like your layout better and I love the back and binding. I too have dabbled with making the backings more interesting. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa In Oregon said...

wow I love that!! Great job!

BUMBLE BEANS said...

See! I told you guys! Don't plan. It kills the creative process! Love this quilt front and back!
Speaking of which, I planned on making a feathered stripe quilt for this other commission... I'm off on a totally different tangent. (of course)
And as for t his quilt, does one need to go to your class to win this? I think I "need" this quilt. or is it, "I want this one?" need want need want... I love it. well done AJ.

BUMBLE BEANS said...

oh! and is that the little lady darling toes I see under that quilt? tell her the big lady says hi! so does B.

Natalia said...

Love it!

Bear said...

Looks great - I love Kona solids, but I'm open to other options. What solids do you prefer?

Shadrach Meshach & Abednego (aka Lesly) said...

Love the tiny toes! And the quilt, too, of course! I love the "strip" effect!

sandra said...

I love it! All your work is so inspiring! Thanks!

angela said...

It looks wonderful! I have a theory about the back, I often love my backs more than the front, too. I think that since you're not 'trying' to design the back - it's more organic and free - the result is more at ease. Things frequently look better when you don't over think.

Blue Is Bleu said...

I love everything about this quilt!!! The back is gorgeous and so's the binding!

Meg said...

Oh, it's lovely! I like the change in the setting, from the inspiration quilt. The original is lovely, but this one has its own personality! That door prize winner is going to be SO lucky!

DeeRoo said...

Yep...another gorgeous product from our resident guru AJ!:)

I'm curious too....if you aren't in love with Kona solids...
1. Why?
2. What would you use instead and...
3. Why do you like X better?:)

Since I'm new to all this quilting stuff I need you to learn me!:)

Angie said...

I like this better than the original design. Very nice. And, that back could totally be the front!

Aimee said...

Great job - I LOVE the back. You will have to share tips on centering it so well. And you HAVE to try shot cotton for sashing if you haven't already. It is my favorite, bar none!

Barbara Myltschenko said...

okay so tips for getting your pieced back to be straight? Any, no matter how much I measure and pin, it always ends up coming out a little off.

What a door prize!

KZK said...

I totally like your chosen layout better! And the back is WONDERFUL!!!!
KZ

Thimbleanna said...

Too Late! You're ALREADY Crazy LOL! LOVE that quilt -- its'a doorprize??? And the retreat is WHERE? And has HOW many spaces left???? ;-)

Purple Quilter Queen said...

That quilt is beautiful. The back is so attractive that it could be reversible. The feet in that pic of the back are just darling! Gives the impression that he or she is the one holding up that huge quilt! So funny. It really is a beautiful piece. I like your layout too. Jenn

alice said...

The front and the back are both great. You are amazing. Do you ever sleep? A-

Heather said...

I love the layout on this, really original and it sets off the blocks in a fantastic way!

PunkiePie said...

Beautiful! You should just create two quilt backings and put them together in one quilt than you'll have kinda reversible quilt.

Sara said...

I love this quilt!
Looks like you already have that whole quilt back as a front thing down ... the back is gorgeous!!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Good name!
Next time you design a back you like put it aside and make another back for the project at hand. Then baste the first back as a new top. I know, I'm creating a vicious cycle for you. Just try it once and see what happens...

Patricia said...

Well...I came here today just to know what kind of thread you use to quilt, since I'm buying some by E-Bay. I thought: "Hmmm...there won't be nothing new today"

And then...that GORGEOUS quilt pops out on my screen! Oh my dog!

Some tutorial maybe?

Patricia (from Brazil)

Anina said...

I love it!
And does your child have very long arms to hold up a quilt that size?
:o)

Crystal Hendrix said...

Oh I LOVE IT!! Now I am really bummed that I can't go!!! I should make my mom go though, she would love it!!! Too bad you can't go and just hang out, instead of having to stay at the hotel, thing.

I actually like how you changed the layout, I like it better this way!! I might have to try and reprouduce it!! :D Now unless you wanted to make a tutorial on it!!

Renee said...

So pretty. What an amazing, incredible, spectacular door prize!

Sew It Up! said...

What a beautiful quilt! Lots of work. You can add this one to the toe catcher on flickr. Cute toes!!

Lisa said...

I love the quilt. I hadn't thought about making the backs so pretty until I found your blog. I will have to try that. I also Love the back's picture with the little feet poking out. How cute! I also like the "busy binding" idea. I will have to try some new techniques thanks to you!
Have a great day,
Lisa

TextileTraveler said...

Great quilt! I love how you changed up the blocks to get that effect. Love the back, too.

Leila said...

What do you usually sash with? I love the front and back too. I am thinking of ideas for a "masculine" quilt for my brother's graduation present. This design is now on my list. In solids - not flowers. :)

Angela said...

LOVE THIS!!!! This would be sooo cool done in the authentic collection. Great job!

Jenny said...

Gorgeous quilt!

Alissa said...

Well the struggles were definitely worth it!!! Beautiful quilt!

paulette said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Do you have a hard time centering the backing on as you can't see it when you place the batting on top and then the quilt top? Just wondering if you have a tip for the rest of us???
Paulette

Ellen said...

I love it! Front and back. I too am curious about your not so love of Kona, as everyone else seems to rave? In a thought about your fronts/ backs, you could always design front, design back, and then make them the front of two different quilts!

peaknits said...

I love those little feet behind the quilt - aw! The quilt is simply fabulous, as always! Do you ever do retreats in your home State?? Just curious:)

Allison said...

I LOVE this one! I love the blocks in rows like that, it makes it more interesting and different. Love the colors too! I don't know where you find the patience to make all your impressive quilt backs. By the time I make the front I want to just finish it already....so the back usually is a lame sheet or something. :) I LOVE your backs though..they're amazing!

Roxanne said...

Love the layout! Another beauty!

Anonymous said...

I "discovered" your blog recently and am impressed by the wonderful work that you do. I can't wait to see your next project - I feel inspired!

silversmith said...

ok... i'm like a few of the others... HOW do you get the back to stay so perfectly straight? i have 2 tops currently that will have pieced backs, but i'm stalling since i have no idea how to keep them straight when i baste/quilt them.

and.... why are you not a fan of kona? i'm using it for the first time on my wonky log cabins for john's quilt along and i'm not sure i like it 100% yet either. i've used a variety of whites and i just haven't figured out which i like best yet. i figured since there are so many raving about kona, i'd give it a shot.

Mama Urchin said...

I love it Amanda Jean. Is your class full?

Sara said...

I love this quilt and the back of it. I never used to even think about the back of a quilt - but watching you and several others who make beautiful backings...I am changing my mind...

I think you accomplished having this quilt be reversible - the back is very pretty and would look wonderful as a top...

Katie B. said...

I love this quilt! I can't believe someone is going to win this as a door prize. How exciting!

Tara said...

Oh my gosh--I HATE that I won't be in the running to win this either!!!! You are incredible--I just hope you're happy with the results too!

Film in the Fridge went through a phase where each of her backs inspired the front of the next quilt. Maybe you should try that and just love the fact that with them reversible, you get two quilts for one!

I'm going to post on my blog right now about the retreat and maybe you can do short post linking to my blog that will answer everyone's questions!

allsewnup said...

Wish I was able to partake in your
retreat but alas that is not a reality. Wonderful quilt for one of the "treaters".

:o)
Carolyn*

beth said...

love this quilt! I'm OFF to make a baby sized one RIGHT NOW! What white fabric do YOU like to use?

Kelly O. said...

whenever I see a new quilt of yours I consistently hear myself thinking "I want to make a quilt JUST like THAT!!"

CitricSugar said...

I LOVE this!! Fantastic layout - I'm inspired. Very inspired.

Amy Jo said...

gorgeous, my friend!!!

Shelly said...

I love the little feet! Another great quilt.

Daniela said...

You are so awe-inspiring. I love your blog. Thank you sew very much.

Rochelle said...

Your quilt is fabulous. I have to laugh at the photo of the backing. Normally you see the feet of the person holding the quilt. There is no way those little legs have arms long enough to be holding up that quilt.
Can you share tips on how to get your quilt backs centered and squared. Yours look so much better than mine.

Clair said...

Fun idea. Now what about those little legs sticking out from the quilt...they are not connected to whoever is holding the quilt.

Rene' said...

I love the block layout as well as the back. I also would like to know how you manage to center the back of the quilt.

Allie said...

Beautifully done! I can't believe you can let it go!

Mellie said...

Will you be posting a tutorial? What a beauty:) The back is just as beautiful as the front.

etta said...

I wish I had as much time to sew as you do. I am determined to spend time in my sewing room next week since I'm working fewer hours.

Tracy said...

Love the quilt, especially the little legs and feet!LOL!

Tessa said...

Ha, ha, ha - the back is just as lovely as the front :)
I am almost finished my daughter's quilt and want to put a nice back on it so thank you for your inspiration, I like using the leftover bits of fabric in the back, I think it ties the front & back together :)

6p00e54edd22a88833 said...

Wow, what a door prize! Love the film strip effect.

roylancemommy said...

Beautiful!!! I am so excited, I just stippled my first quilt! I just got if off the machine and am going to do the binding tonight.....gotta start dinner, even though I just want to sew!!! I love your work, and just wanted to share my good news. Thanks for all of your tutorials!

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love this quilt! I wish I could attend the retreat. Sounds fun, and just imagine, coming home with that beauty!

Lurline said...

Clean, fresh, uncluttered, loved by all!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Quilts on Bastings said...

Fantastic quilt - love the front and the back is fabulous.

The Humming Cat said...

Beautiful quilt, I love the feet!

dcbev28 said...

This quilt reminds me of slides and negatives. This is beautiful. I love it.

connie said...

I love this. I just may have to make one of these for my daughter who is a photographer. Oh, I really love the little legs and feet under your quilt...

MichelleB said...

I love it! I like the "different" setting.

Helen said...

I'm interested if you put labels on your quilts and if so how you do it?

Trisha said...

Simple yet unique, very nice! I love the name you picked for it. I love that fabric line. I am making a whirlygig quilt with that fabric line.

Anonymous said...

you're so clever, thank's for all the inspiration-I still can't work out how you manage to quilt so quickly.... Thanks

Sara said...

Great quilt!!

Julie said...

Love your quilt, but then again I always do, I couldn't help but laugh at the photograph, I had to look twice to be sure quilt wasn't being held by the owner of those tiny little legs!!!

Linda said...

Its beautiful! That will be one lucky winner!

quiltingbonnie said...

awesome quilt ! U did a great job. I like the back too.

Sarah said...

Gorgeous!!!

heather said...

i LOVE the filmstrip quilt!!! i just might have to try this one!!! i think i might say that every comment!:) looks good!!

Jenn said...

i love EVERYTHING about that quilt! i wish i could just make quilts all day long like the ones you do!...seriously

warmaspie said...

Beautiful as usual! I'm just in awe of your work and your devotion to your craft.

KateKwiltz said...

Great quilt! I love the back, too -- but how do you get it so centered? Mine always end up a little crooked...

sulu-design said...

Perfect title, seriously. Who came up with this one?
And the quilt is awesome, too. I like the strips of white-dominant squares between the ones with more punch.

Leslie said...

so pretty...i love the layout and the nouveau fabric is beautiful

jabeybaby said...

Beautiful quilt!

Wendy said...

What a fun quilt! I love the back too....

Ellen said...

Ok. I think this one is my favorite! You are so tallented. I love visiting your blog for inspiration.

tina said...

So beautiful!

HMG said...

I think this may be my favorite of your quilts! It's perfect!! I may have to try out that pattern next too ... great job!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Love the layout and that binding is great! Love the back too :) I'm thinking two backs on a quilt is the new trend!

Laurie said...

I LOVE this quilt. I LOVE the front and the back. You are one cool quilt maker. Where do I find that pattern?

GloJoeSews said...

ab-so-lutely LOVE it!

Journeying Five said...

like that you didn't put it together in a standard way...the layout is unique and makes it stand out.

ZippyZippy said...

I Love this layout - another inspiring creation :)

Metanoia said...

I love the back of this quilt. Gives me a grand idea to turn the cot quilt I'm making into 2 quilts in one. fantastic!!

happy zombie said...

I love Flimstrip! Love the quilt, love the name. Love it all. I love the shot of the back... with the little legs and feet peeking out. Too cute!

I'm a Kaufman Kona freak (snow is my fave). I've tried the bone on one of my quilts - and not a fave of mine. Nice, but not feelin' the love for it like I do snow.

http://www.mapleontheweb.com said...

You quilt has legs!!!

I also wanted to let you know I started the 9 patch quilt along with you but I got super motivated and got all the squares done early and I opted not to do any border. Anyway, it was my first quilt ever, so it has lots of mistakes but I love it nonetheless.

I just finished up doing just the star blocks from your star quilt along and made a lap quilt out of it and did stippling for the first time in my life (which I guess isn't surprising since this is only my second quilt). It was a PAIN to do but I love love love the outcome.

Anyway, thanks for all the help you've given me without even realizing it. Pictures of the quilts are on my blog if you want to see them.

twig said...

oops. I got a bit carried away, I should have signed that...

Rebekah said...

Love this quilt! That's such a fun pattern too!

Stephanie said...

Love this and the back too! Gives me great ideas. Thanks for sharing~Stephanie from Maryland

Cybele said...

I love this configuration! It is going to be my next quilt! so nicely done- good job

pratima said...

Wow, the backing is as delicious as the front. Beautiful quilt!

Christa said...

What a wonderful quilt, I have never saw one made in this pattern and I really love it. I need one like this for my bed:)