Friday, October 1, 2010

Squared Finished!

A pop of color to celebrate the beginning of Autumn - aka my favorite season.

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Squared finished just in time to catch the changing colors of leaves and the first chill of the Autumn nights.

A view of the front:

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The front consisted of 288 squares - each 3" when completed.  A nice combination of bright autumn colors :).

A view of the back:

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The back repeated the 3" squares using 2 strips to contrast the off-white solid. I love bright splash of color against the solid back drop. 


For this quilt I decided to try tying it off with knots instead of quilting with machine or by hand.  The reasoning was not to intrude the small squares and also to give the quilt a more rustic/earthy/loose feel.  Here's a closeup of the finished knots:

From the Front:
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Each row, I alternated the embroidery color - auburn/orange and green. Each intersection of the front had a knot.

From the Back:
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The knot pattern created a nice 'x' in the back for every knot. This gave the back a nice decorated and purposeful look.

For the border I went with a matching maroon/dark red printed fabric. It went perfectly with the color scheme:
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This quilt is definitely a fun and pretty reminder of the season ahead. I look forward to using it around the house for a splash of color and warmth when needed.
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Welcome Autumn :).
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Quilt Information:
Squared
Front: 100% Cotton Prints and Solids
Batting: Warm & Natural 100% cotton
Backing: Same materials as the front
Completed Dimension: 48″x 54″
Quilting Method: Hand Knotted with 'X' pattern for the back.  Embroidery thread.
Binding: Machine Sew to Front and Hand Sew to Back


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16 comments:

Seams Inspired said...

It's lovely! The colors are perfect to celebrate Autumn. Visiting from Sew&Tell. Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing! :o) Larri at Seams Inspired

Janet said...

Great job! It looks like it will be so cozy for the colder days ahead!

Melissa said...

Very cute!
Melissa
http://www.burstsofcreativity.blogspot.com/

Ivory Spring said...

What a cozy quilt, Q!!!! This is lovely.

Thanks for dropping by and visit. It's always great having you!

amylouwho said...

it's really cute and perfect for fall!

Amy said...

I LOVE the fall colors! Your quilt is beautiful!!!

Bellgirl said...

How beautiful and I love the little ties! Happy Fabric Tuesday :)

Kera said...

I really love this quilt! I want to make a quilt for each season/holiday, but have been stuck on the Autumn ones. Your color choices have definitely inspired me. Thank you!

Jennifer said...

This is so pretty! And I love how you tied it too!

Jennifer :)

Kristie said...

Very nice! I have a quilt on the go that I am planning to use tying on, for the first time. This gets me motivated!

Quiltstory said...

Seriously, sometimes nothing beats squares! Love the colors, so festive. Thanks for sharing.

Amy said...

Lovely.

Scrappy Gifts said...

Beautiful! Love the fabrics you chose.

Haylee said...

You guilt looks like a fantastic snuggling buddy for the fall

★All Thingz Related★ said...

It's so pretty! Thanks for stopping by and linking to Anything Related!
{Rebekah}

Kim -today's creative blog said...

I'm always so jealous of anyone who can sew like this. Thanks for linking up to Get Your Craft On. Your link party page didn't work.

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