Monday, September 6, 2010

Sweet Blocks: Complete

The quilt that I had no idea how to quilt until I stared it for weeks is now COMPLETE.

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Here's the completed Sweet Blocks sitting sweet after a tumble in the washer and dyer.

Here's a closeup and the reason why the decision on 'how-to-quilt' took so long:
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I've never made a quilt with triangular shapes before. It took a lot of work getting all the triangular corners just right so I didn't want the quilting to distract from it or take away from it. 


I finally decided to do simple straight line quilting from one end of the quilt to the end with both the width and the length: along each seam going along the exterior of each block and 2 side-by-side lines x 2 down for each block area.  The results was a very modern, clean quilt with just enough details but not too much to distract from from the fabric and blocks.
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Here is the quilt top that you could see quilting in action.  If you look closely you could see that on each block there are 2 double stitches that goes down and across.


Shot of the front:
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A view of the back:


Kids alert - so I couldn't get a good shot from the floor like the front of the quilt.

Another view of the front by the window.  Love this shot because it really shows the true colors of the quilt:
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For the binding I used a striped fabric - sorry I don't recall the name unfortunately.  I was a little hesitant to use it since it was so bright but when it was put next to the quilt it worked out just fine :).   The colors matched up wonderfully with the playful colors of the blocks.
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A peak of the front, back and binding together:
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I love this quilt.  It's not in the scope of colors that I usually use, but sometimes it's nice to step out of the comfort zone right? :)

Nope, this quilt does not have a home yet but it is not for sale either.  I may work on another one to put up on Etsy but for now this will have to be the only one.

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Quilt Information:
Sweet Blocks
Front: 100% Cotton Prints (Keiki) and Solids (Moda)
Batting: Warm & Natural 100% cotton
Backing: Same materials as the front
Completed Dimension: 44.5″x 62″
Quilting Method: Machine Quilt Straight Stitches
Binding: Machine Sew to Front and Hand Sew to Back


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31 comments:

young by design said...

Beautiful quilt! I love how it looks after it's been washed. I also like the way you did the back of the quilt. Nice job!

Ivory Spring said...

Q, this turned out super sweet! You ought to be so proud of yourself.

Thanks for the kind words on the chili pepper. I am sewing on the borders as we speak. :)

Quiltstory said...

super cute! love the quilt! we would love if you would come link up your project at quiltstory.blogspot.com

Belinda said...

I love how that turned out.

Jennifer said...

Super cute! Your quilting is perfect for this quilt...

Jennifer :)

Kera said...

Beautiful!

Sherry said...

That is beautiful! You did a fantastic job on it. Thanks for stopping by.
Sherry

Madame Samm said...

Sugar Q for your Tuesday project I think you did a wonderful job quilting it...I love the colours, pattern, well everything.blessings madame samm

karen said...

this is very, very pretty!

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

The fabrics look amazing together. Nice work!

Misty said...

Love the quilt! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

Béa said...

Simple & beautiful ! Hugs from France.

Mayarose said...

Wonderful quilt. I love the binding and the back...congratulations!

Amy said...

This is a very cute quilt. And I think you are right on with how you decided to quilt it, it's just my style, very simple and neat. Great Job!

KQuiltyBee said...

Fantastic color/fabric choices. Love these little triangles. I agree, this quilting works well with the blocks. Great job!

p.s.phyllis sews said...

This is so pretty and the lines on it are so clean! Just love it.

Aunt Spicy said...

Really love how you quilted it, it turned out beautifully!

trish said...

How cute! I love how your quilt turned out!! :o)
I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Sincerely ~ Tricia

kristie said...

beautiful! the mix of fabrics is stunning.

Haylee said...

It's beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Leslie said...

this looks gorgeous, i love the quilting. thanks for the baby congrats...we are getting close

Sarcastic Quilter said...

I am in love with everything about this quilt. It is beautiful.

Hollie said...

Totally adorable!

Caroline ~ TrilliumDesign said...

Beautiful and cozy looking!

P. said...

Very, very cute. I like the back as much as the front!

Michelle said...

It's a lovely quilt. You've used such fun fabrics for the block centers, and the striped binding was a perfect choice.

Nina... said...

A really beautiful quilt. I love the colors and the quilting. Thanks for sharing!

Karen said...

That looks one super cute and snuggly quilt. Love the stripey binding. I think your quilting design works excellent.

amylouwho said...

I really love the straight line quilting and the stripey binding!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Very cute and I love how you quilted it! Thanks for sharing:)

ktquilts said...

Great quilty finish!

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