Friday, August 28, 2015

in the middle quilt

Welcome to finish it up Friday!
This quilt, called "In the Middle", has been completed since late last year, but I only recently received it back home. I've been anxious to share it....I really like this one!
The pieces were cut out using a Tri-Recs ruler, which is NOT a 60 degree ruler, but it has a similar visual effect. It's nice to actually USE those tools that you pick up on a random shopping trip. (What a novel idea, huh?) I originally cut out the background from various white triangles, but somewhere in the process I switched to gray instead. I like it sooo much better with a gray background--it's much less harsh this way.
For the back, I used some of the trimmings from the front to piece the half-rectangle strip. I have a bunch more scraps from this project that will make a cute pillow top some day. I love, love, love this backing!
I quilted it with a small loop-de-loop all over pattern. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked the quilting when I saw it again. (Silly, but true!) I used my favorite gray thread (Auriful 2600) to quilt it, which blends well with all of the colors AND the light gray background. I love that!
There are so many fun prints in this quilt...it's a good stash buster...which means it's also a great scrap generator. Hurray for scraps! :) I finished it off with a solid medium gray binding.
The quilt measures 60" x 84". If you are interested, the pattern can be found in the Fall 2015 issue of Easy Quilts by Fons and Porter. They have a digital copy of the magazine as well.

One more finish....this was the last week of summer vacation for us and it's always sad to see summer come to a close....but it has been a good one!

Now it's your turn! Please link up your finishes for the week. Thanks for joining me for finish it up Friday! And thanks for sticking with me through the summer. It's been good to have the accountability! Have a great weekend!

49 comments:

Melissa Corry said...

Wow, Wow, and Wow!!! I love this quilt!!!! Fabulous use of color and the scrappy grey background, eeekk!!! And the back is every bit as fabulous as the front!!! On my list to make ;)

Bernie Kringel said...

Fantastic. I haven't done much with triangles. I love the look of this - rainbows, the gray background, the geometric look overall. Very nice!

Jasmine said...

Wow! I love it with the gray background. Congrats on the publication. This quilt is very inspiring.

NebraskaNative said...

Wowzers, that's gorgeous!!! Am immediately adding a stop at B&N to my errands list! Love how your work (play??? :)) never ceases to inspire me. Thank you for making Friday all the prettier!

Anita said...

I love this quilt! Oh my goodness! It's so awesome! I must track down that magazine. :)

Kelly Quillia said...

Such a gorgeous quilt! I will definitely be picking the magazine up.

Lorna McMahon said...

Simply brilliant. Love the gray background. And all those yummy fabric choices. Beautiful finish and congratulations on the publication, Amanda Jean!

Miss Alissa said...

Ohhh, I love this one!!

Kat said...

Love your quilt! I really like the effect of the less- and more-saturated color triangles. And you're right, the grey is totally the right choice!

Gunilla said...

Beautiful, I just love fabrics with dots!

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

A meandering loop quilting pattern is one of my favorite all over designs to use, too. The quilt is lovely, and I agree that the gray scrappy background really helps offset the bright center. :)

Julie Bagamary said...

It's a beauty!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Beautiful! Love the arrangement and agree about the grey being less harsh. That quilting must have taken you so long! Looks fabulous!

Vera said...

What a pretty combo of colors/prints and pattern!

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge said...

Love this quilt! I'm definitely pinning it for future inspiration! I bet my Hex n' More ruler would work perfectly for those triangles too!

Annilu said...

Absolutely amazing! Bright, colorful, sparkling,... I LOVE it!

mama dub said...

What a beautiful quilt!

Snowcatcher said...

What an absolutely stunning finish! I love the colors you've used!

Anja said...

I love it. I'm a big fan of rainbow quilts and this one is fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

Sarah said...

Simply stunning! I love this : )

BFromM said...

I love this quilt, too! I like the rainbow and triangle combination! I'm definitely going to buy the magazine.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Gorgeous brights! Going to dig out that issue!

Michelle said...

Guess I'll be purchasing this issue of Easy Quilts! Thanks for a colorful quilt to inspire me to sew this weekend.

Di~ said...

WHAT A GREAT! backing! Nice work all around. You are the woman!

SuperMomNoCape said...

What a gorgeous quilt! I love the grey paired with the colorful center.

Sarah Craig said...

I love your quilt! Can't wait for my copy of Easy Quilts to arrive so I can make this one!

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

Really striking quilt! You've made another winner.

Stephie said...

That's a lot of fun Amandajean! You're so right, grey is a wonderful neutral so much less stark than white :)

Erika Balban said...

wow this quilt is so cute! love the colouring against the white!xx

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Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Awesome!! A simple yet striking quilt. Great colour choices.

Carie said...

Oh it's gorgeous! My current quilt in progress is using the tri recs tool and I love this as the inspiration for a follow up!

amy smart said...

Love this Amanda Jean!

Sheilaf said...

I love this, and have to say the photo in the magazine does not look nearly as good as your photography. This is just beautiful.

Unknown said...

très joli patch bravo , j'aime beaucoup ces triangles colorés entourés de gris dégradé encore bravo
Dommage en France nous n'avons pas ce magazine.
bonne journée
lorraine

Suzanne said...

I really like how the back was split with the right angle triangles strip. It's a keeper!

Sarah @ Georgia Girl Quilts said...

Such a gorgeous quilt! I love the various greys - great choice!

Rene' said...

This is a fantastic quilt Amanda Jean!!! The gray was a perfect choice against those bright colors. Love how a quilt can be a stash buster and scrap producer all at once!!! Great use of the scraps in the back and a pillow with the rest will be perfect. Yay for a beautiful finish. Hope the kids have a great first week back to school. Summers go by so quickly don't they?!

quiltytherapy said...

Lovely quilt. Tri-recs is one of my favorite tools.

Trish said...

I love this! I'm also obsessively waiting for your fabric line to come out soon. It's making me look forward to September. :)

margaret said...

this is a real beauty, loved it when I bought the magazine last week and I have the tri rec tool though never used it!!Never thought much of grey till I saw the ones yo used and well I am not too old to change my mind after all.

Linda Fleming said...

Beautiful quilt!
I love the hexagon in rainbow colors and the greys in the background!

u keep sewing said...

NICE NICE JOB. You are so very talented. Thanks for sharing.

Katherine said...

Gorgeous! Now I want to make one. :o) You really are an enabler, aren't you? ;o)

Have a wonderful weekend sweet friend and thanks for sharing this inspiring finish!

Smultronbo said...

Such a beautiful quilt. Well done! I dont have a finish to share in a blogpost this week. But I have some finishes I should blog about. Hopefully I'll get around to it soon. Thanks for sharing. All the best to you! ;)

Jo said...

Hello!! I really love this quilt: I love the colours in the middle, the shades of grey, the quilting!! I've never worked with those triangles... maybe one day. Congrats and have a nice autumn :-)

KaHolly said...

It's very striking! I like the simple quilting. Just proves that you can create and finish a beautiful quilt without getting all fancy! Well done. I'll look for the magazine for sure!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

I love how simple designs can be so very dynamic with all the right fabrics and finish. Using grays was a great choice. I think it adds a lot of extra visual interest over solid white.

dutchcomfort said...

Love, love, love your quilt!!

Cut&Alter said...

What a wonderful quilt. I have no greys in my stash but see what you mean about it being less harsh than white - I will give it a go next time when I am using up my rainbow scraps!