Friday, August 23, 2013

twister quilt

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

After all the work I did on various WIPs this week, I still managed to produce a finish!
This quilt is made from 12 different Soho solids from Timeless Treasures. I cut the blocks at my former LQS using the Accuquilt Studio cutter. (Thanks, Ellen!) It made quick work of the cutting, and the best part is that the die cuts off the tails of the triangles. That means no trimming is required after piecing. What a time saver! The triangles finish at 6".
I LOVE these colors together! For the back I pieced leftover strips and added a whole lot of pink Kona cotton. The quilting shows up nicely on the back. It reminds me of an embossed tin ceiling. It's a little risky to piece a backing, then straight line quilt. If things are off kilter from front to back, it's going to show. Thankfully things worked out pretty well. Phew!
I also love how the quilting forms a star around the triangle points on the front. I quilted this on my Janome with my walking foot with straight lines about 1/2" from the seams. It's so nice to use the patchwork as a guide rather than marking lines.
For the binding I branched out from the all solids theme and added a polka dot. I couldn't help it! The color was a perfect match. I thought twice about it, but I'm very happy with the choice in the end.
As for the name, my daughter gets credit. She calls it the twister quilt, because apparently the quilt can double as a twister game board (of sorts) in a pinch. I love that my kids are a little resourceful. :) Turns out the quilt looks pretty dandy on her bed, too! (Not sure that it will end up there, but it works for a pretty photo at least.) The quilt measures 60" x 84".

Another finish to share...

Remember this quilt? It's in the new issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited magazine! The quilt is back home safe and sound and its fun to see the quilt in print.
Alright. Now it's your turn! Please link up your finishes for the week. Thanks for joining me for finish it up Friday!

44 comments:

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Fabulous bright triangles! Congratulations on the magazine, that's a gorgeous quilt!

Melissa at My Fabric Relish said...

What a fun finish! I can see it being used in a game of twister! Thanks for the link party :)

Frances said...

Wonderful HST colour combo - also love the photo in the dappled light ...

Heidi Grohs said...

I love the color of your quilting! Your quilts never cease to amaze me!

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

Love the quilt (and the name!). I especially love the little stars created with the quilting. Another fantastic finish :)
Amanda

Linda M said...

Love "twister". You ought to have a "family activity" and play with the quilt. Your kids will have a great memory to go with the quilt. Love the blue star it quilts.

Vikki B said...

I love the triangle quilt. The colours are so fun and go great with the simple design. I really need to try one of these!

Julie Pickles said...

I LOVE this. Such a simple design with so much impact. Your color choices are awesome!

snips said...

I dream of making HST quilt's where i don't need to trim all the HST's first ! Your is absolutely stunning, and i love the quilting stars. Just perfect!

Glinda ♥ said...

I love your quilting - always looks effortless! A lovely finish :)

Lorna McMahon said...

Great name for that fun looking Twister quilt! And congrats on the Rainbow Log Cabin in print! Who doesn't love a rainbow?!

Janet M. said...

I love the use of solids with a printed binding. This is a great finish with great quilting.

SarahZ said...

A beautiful quilt! I LOVE it!

The Sassy Quilter said...

Wow, those are some crisp intersections there! Fabulous. Love the colors and the binding is perfect, so cute.

Ali said...

That is a really lovely quilt and I am so jealous of your perfect points and quilting.

hydeeannsews said...

wow! I love not only the colors and pattern, but the way the straight line quilting worked out is really fabulous. good job on the match up with your top and backing.

Heather P said...

You choice of colors is delightful! It's a beautiful quilt!

Amanda said...

I love that your daughter was so creative in naming the quilt! The colors are beautiful together - love it!!!

Izzy said...

Gorgeous finish! Love the bright colours. And congrats on the publishing. :-)

Suzanne said...

It's the quilting that really grabs my attention on Twister. I noticed it when you posted it as a WIP and I can't help but stare at it now. Thank goodness you could use the patchwork as a guide rather than having to draw lines. It's spectacular.

As for the rainbow quilt, I remember when it was in process. I still love it. In fact, if it's missing at any point, I'll just turn myself in as the thief. Plain and simple, I would steal it.

Esther F. said...

Oh wow! This is the most beautiful and cheery hst quilt ever!
Esther
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Denise Russell said...

Amanda, gorgeous colors on the quilt! Great pattern... and your daughter's inspiration was right on. Maybe the quilt should stay there, you know, as incentive for her creativity!!!

Katherine said...

Such a happy quilt. Thanks for reminding me that solids can be every bit as striking as prints. Love your Twister quilt!

Oh, congrats on the Rainbow Log cabin being published. Bet you're happy to welcome it home again.

Thanks for inspiring us to go make beautiful quilts!!!

ANudge said...

Fabulous quilt!

Tina in Boston said...

I love the triangles, the colors and the quilting! Great job! Thanks for the heads up on piecing backs. I hadn't actually thought about that before. Congrats on your quilt in Modern Quilts Unlimited!

Svarta Malin said...

I <3 this triangle quilt!!

Christine said...

So beautiful! I love how colorful it is and adore the quilting. It looks so joyful on your daughter's bed.

tink's mom said...

What a bright and cheery quilt. Super in its simplicity. I love the choice of quilting also.

Clair said...

Good work. I like how it turned out. We'll both have to keep our quilts like this as they are twins. :)

Julie said...

I love your quilt! I really need to make one in solids soon! I really like how they turn out!

Jana Machado said...

It's always fun coming to see what you've finished every Friday! I also love the stars forms around the triangles!

Lee said...

Gorgeous colors! Love it!

margaret said...

superb a great quilt and so colourful Now have I time I ask myself to look at all the links you have shared with us, no I do not thin so but will check some out and no doubt will be following some too.

margaret said...

been working my way through some of your links, some beautiful things to be seen but when I got to Heidi@buttons&butterflies I got a warning telling me not to go there not sure what is going on but did not access the site as did not want computer problems, have you had a problem too

Michele said...

It is just so darn terrific. I really love it.

kathy said...

love, love, love this quilt!
could you please share the names of the solids you used? you have such an eye for color! thanks

Patricia said...

It looks great!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

So cute on Abby's bed - I vote that she keeps it!

sewfrench.com said...

Fabulous finish! Now those are some BIG half square triangles! I think I may need to try that!

Terry said...

I love the solids and the whole cheerfulness of this quilt! I wonder if you have any tips to share about straight line quilting. Did you do all the vertical lines first, then the horizontals, then the diagonals, or some other pattern? Do you start from the center and quilt out to the edges, or just go from end to end? I recently tried some straight line quilting and got a lot of shifting and puckering, even though I had prepared my quilt sandwich the same as always and have never had problems with free motion designs. I'd love to know how to prevent that!

quiltswithpersonality said...

I just love that quilt. The colours are fabulous! Also thank you for hosting the linky. Have a great day.......Marie

Michelle@factotum-of-arts.com said...

I love the colors - beautiful combinations!!

Rebecca Lynne said...

Love this quilt! It is exactly the vibe I would love to have for my daughters' beds. Really beautiful inspiration. Oh and I love the Modern Quilts Unlimited quilt as well!

jennifer richmond said...

i looooooove your twister quilt! the colors are perfect! i hope your daughter gets to keep it :)