Friday, October 11, 2013

shady quilt top

Welcome to finish it up Friday!
I'm happy to share my newest quilt top, "shady", with you today. It started with a few leftover blocks from this quilt. (Needless to say, they have been hanging around for awhile.) More recently, I made a few low volume blocks and combined them all to make this quilt top. It was a great exploration in values. I wanted to make it HUGE, because I really love it. I refrained because this will be a class sample, so smaller is better. The blocks are 12" finished and the quilt top is 36" x 48".
I still have plenty of strings left. I organized them into rainbow order last weekend...just for fun. I really, really want to start a new quilt! Color is so inspiring!

Thanks to all of you who purchased my new pattern! I appreciate your support and wonderful feedback.

Also, a big thank you to the Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild for a fun meeting last night. It was so great to meet so many of you!

Ok, now it's your turn! Please link up your finishes for the week. Thanks for joining me each week. Happy Friday to you!

26 comments:

Melissa Corry said...

I posted a low volume/high volume finish as well today. Great minds :) Love your quilt, what a great way to make the colors pop!!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love the design and contrast! You are really using up those scraps brilliantly!

Little Island Quilting said...

Love your shady quilt top.

Grandma Ruthie said...

Beautiful as usual! Have a great weekend!

sarahquilts.com said...

You know you're a quilter when you spend your weekend organizing scraps just for fun! :)

Kay said...

I love this, the contrast is just great. I love your ideas.

Snowcatcher said...

I'm in love with your leftover strip rainbow! Gosh, what an inspiration!

Anne said...

So fun to meet you! Thanks for sharing inspiration!

Mama Urchin said...

I have so many colored log cabins made waiting for a project, I need to make some low volume ones to go with them.

wombatquilts.com said...

Shady is fabulous. I love the contrast of the brights and low volume... it is scrap-fabulous.

Annalia said...

Love it! The contrast is so nice...like just the right squares faded when you washed it. :)

You must just be plowing thru those scraps. It's a good thing you have them so organized in your bins!

bloominworkshop said...

No finishes for me. Just starts. I am being really bad. I just haven't had the desire to do any sewing and then suddenly a new project hits me and all the old ones are lost in the dust. Crazy.

Jessica said...

Your quilt top is beautiful!! I really want to start a new scrap project (or finish up some scrappy wips), but I'm in the middle of a BIG blue/turquoise quilt that's got a deadline. It will yield some pretty scraps of its own, but now I'm itching for some other colors...

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Kat said...

LOVE the quilt. Those love volume string blocks are awesome!

Carla said...

Your log cabin idea is such a good one! Love those scrap quilts!!

Glinda ♥ said...

You make it look so easy and therein lies the beauty of your work. Inspiring, as always, thank you :)

Lorna McMahon said...

Looking forward to seeing Shady all quilted up. I like the small size. Yes, colour is sew inspiring!

Jeneta said...

I love it! I'm working on a quilt using the same pattern (we must have the same book - ha!), but in blues, purples and greens for a friend. I'm not sure if I like it so far, but sometimes you just need to see the blocks all together.

Mary Anne Miller said...

I'm so happy you've made this! I have many scraps to use, that are just too cute to through away!

Katherine said...

Delicious! Love the play in value and of course you know I'm always over the moon for any design that using scraps. Love it!

Live a Colorful Life said...

I can't wait to see what you do with leftover scraps from a scrap project. You always come up with the most amazing ideas.

desertskyquilts said...

I love this version even better than the first one. And I love scrappy! Scrap projects just make me happy.

Heather said...

Amanda, so excited to SE that I was the winner of your bag from the previous post however I did not recieve an email, just read it on your blog. I did check my spam folder so not sure if I was to respond to you or what! Thanks so much.

Anne said...

Thank you for this idea! I have an orphan block that I didn't know what to do with although I loved the colors. Would look great alternated with lower volume fabrics to make a nice table runner! Very inspirational.

Jessim said...

Really enjoyed seeing this quilt top and the rest of your trunk show yesterday. Thanks for coming down to Iowa City!