Friday, September 09, 2016

crossed canoes quilt

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

I have another finished quilt to share this week....that makes two in a row! Hurray for the structure that the school year brings! Ha!
This quilt is based on a traditional block called crossed canoes. I drafted the templates in Illustrator and used those templates to piece the quilt. That was a new experience for me. It was time consuming and challenging, but definitely worth it. The first block I made was paper pieced and I didn't care for that method for two reasons: all of the bias edges and all the fabric waste. This quilt could look quite different if the values were rearranged. As always, so many possibilities!
A portion of the fabric used in the quilt is from the  "I Want Her Stash" bundle that I chose for Westwood Acres. (It was a lot harder to pick a bundle than I thought it would be!!! I am happy with how it turned out, though.) I love this color scheme and I have plans to make more projects using it.
I quilted it with a simple crosshatch on my Janome Horizon. I only broke one needle while quilting. (I call that a win...some of those intersections are pretty bulky!) I'm so glad that I was able to find the broken needle tip and that it didn't make a hole in my quilt. (!!!!) I marked all the quilting lines with my Hera marker, which is one of my favorite tools.
I used a sweet pink gingham that was extra wide, so I didn't have to do any piecing on the back. I could get used to that!
I machine bound it with a soft gray good neighbors print. (I LOVE those little piggies!)
The quilt measures about 48" square....and it was made using mostly stash fabrics. That still does  happen once in awhile around here. :)
 
How about you? Do you have a finish to share this week? If so, please link up! Thank you, as always, for joining me for finish it up Friday!
 

39 comments:

Melissa Corry said...

I love this quilt and the bundle colors you picked for it are just gorgeous!! Such a pretty finish and such a fun design!!! And yes, gotta love the structure of school ;) My baby girl started preschool this year so now I have 2 1/2 hours each day of blissful uninterrupted sewing time. (of course, I am ignoring the laundry and dishes, but what ya gonna do :)

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

Gorgeous quilt! One I will definitely have to make...for obvious reasons!

Carie @ Space for the Butterflies said...

Oh what a gorgeous pattern! - how did you do the rest of the blocks once you stopped paper piecing? I love the colour combination, it's very back to school - all the colours of school stationery!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

nice quilt - love the simple quilting on it. suits it to a T

Sarah Craig said...

Beautiful quilt, Amanda Jean! I love your color choices, and agree with you totally about Hera markers - worth their weight in gold!

Wendy Tuma said...

I've always loved this pattern, even though I know it as Tippecanoe. Someday I will make one. Yours is so fresh and lovely! Wendy at piecefulthoughts@gmail.com

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Great quilt. Love the colors and that pattern has been on my bucket list for some time.

Ruth said...

Really like the shapes - really does look like a canoe and the choice of fabric suits brilliantly

Julie Bagamary said...

Great pattern, colors and fabrics!

Terri Faust said...

Wow! That is a great quilt. Love the block and the fabrics you chose.

Nicole said...

Love the colour palette you chose! And nice quilt too btw.

pingraham said...

Saw this on Instagram, and absolutely loved it! Your fabric selection for the stash collection is amazing and they are perfect for this quilt pattern. Thanks for the suggestion on the Hera marker. I don't know how people quilted before computers, the internet and helpful blogs!

Southern Gal said...

It's beautiful!

Charlotte M. said...

I love the quilt and the color scheme. I think I may need to add that pattern to my list of want to make quilts. I have lots of stash to use up and I am trying to buy only backing when I must.

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Wow! Just wow! I've looked at this pattern before (in very dark, traditional fabrics) and wondered why anyone would want to make a full quilt with this block. Now I have an answer! It's so clean and fresh in your colors. And those text fabrics in neutrals are perfect. Now I wish I'd made an updated one way back (in the day) when I first saw the pattern. Love, love, love it!

Denise Russell said...

That quilt is so beautiful! I love your fabric choices... It sounds like it was a lot of work as you decided to go with templates. I haven't used the Hera marker yet - do you mark the quilt before you make the sandwich? Relax over the weekend, Denise. derussell22 at gmail dot com

Bernie Kringel said...

The design you created is fantastic. I love it. And I also love my Hera marker!! Such a great way to mark quilting lines. Do you get to keep this one or is it intended for someone? Awesome finish either way.

Lynne Tilley said...

Just beautiful, perfect points, great design. I love this one!!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

This is a great finish. I love the colours.

Ariane said...

I love your quilt. It's beautiful!!

Karen said...

Great quilt pattern and colors!

Tammy Stack said...

Gorgeous!

---"Love" said...

What an interesting pattern, and your fabrics and quilting are perfect! ---"Love"

Frances Meredith said...

Those canoes look lovely. I did this block 2" square! Lovely to see yours so big and bold.

KaHolly said...

Everything about this quilt is perfect, right down to the photo shoot.

Janet M said...

Beautiful quilt! I love how you used a traditional design - best of both worlds!

Amanda, have you tried the freezer paper method of paper piecing? I learned how to do it from Rachel at Wooden Spoons. There are no papers to remove (and each template can be used many times)and very little fabric waste using this method. I've done 2 quilts this way and will never go back!

Cattinka said...

The quilt looks very nice in front of the red barn!
KATRIN W.

Rosa said...

Fabulous!!
Amanda,which is the main differnce between modern and traditional quilt?

Needled Mom said...

That is beautiful - the fabrics, the design and the quilting!

terriquilts said...

I love your quilt! Have wanted to make a crossed canoes quilt for awhile, but was scared of the pattern. Is your patten available to purchase? I have the perfect fabric bundle to make one of my own!

Andrea said...

Love, love, love this quilt - everything about it is perfect, the design, the color palatte, the cross hatching, the photography. You should kit this one!!

Pamela said...

What an absolutely beautiful quilt! I love the design/pattern and the fabric choices are magnificent. The simplicity of the quilting was spot on!

Sylvia said...

I love the crossed canoes design! I was playing with that last year, our guild's fest theme was "Quilt Camp" but it didn't play out at that time. After the move I should look for my starting blocks and see what I can finish with them. Love your color scheme!

Sabrina said...

Oh, I love your newest quilt! These little pigs are way too cute. <3

margaret said...

i love the visual this block makes!

Mary Roberts said...

I too am interested if you are going to write up the pattern. It's not one I've seen before but would be a wonderful gift for a friend who won a medal in 1984 Olympics for canoeing. Thanks for all your inspiration.

Di~ said...

Ok, Amanda Jean your name should be Amanda Genius...quilt genius! Darn! I LOVE this quilt! Do I say that every time?!!!? Love the colors, fabrics, quilting, binding, EVERYTHING!

Di~ said...

Now that my rant in over...can I ask? are you planning to show how you made the blocks? :)

Sandy said...

What a cute quilt! I think I need to go look through some old block patterns and make them up in modern prints. What fun!