Friday, February 10, 2012

Warm Cool Quilt

I have loved this quilt idea from afar for too long and wanted to whip out a quilt, if that is even possible for me. It went from an idea to quilting so fast...about 3 weeks! ;) I am shooting to do a quilt a month and haven't even started February's yet. Here is the tute from one of my fave blogs, In Color Order.


It took ALOT of HST squares to trim...I think I reactivated my carpel tunnel and wished for one of these spinning rotary mats:)
But they are so lovely when done. I can't believe how much trimming my squares has improving my piecing accuracy. It is an essential step. 
Here she is on the design wall. I loved the diamond look but you can rearrange all the squares for a few other effects, such as a zig zag.
Here she is a gettin basted. I was pretty casual about basting; I didn't use millions of pins-mainly because most of my pins are in a sampler king quilt I did last year that needs quilting;)

Its a twin sized quilt (63" x 90").
I decided to use a flannel fabric to back it up and found the cutest Amy Butler print. I washed it right up (washes beautifully) and have been quilting already.
See it? I LOVE it. I'd recommend if you are using it ( and actually anytime you quilt a quilt) to roll or fold the ends in and pin so the batting doesn't shed everywhere; it really helps on the fuzz factor.
Lots more projects to come! Thanks for stoppin in:)

17 comments:

  1. That is sooooooo beautiful. I love the bright colors.

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  2. Love your quilt....the colors are wonderful!

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  3. Very nice - amazing what one can do with HST!!

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  4. Hi,

    I am new to your site and a big fan already! This quilt is stunning!
    I am a bigger lover of quilting but have never tried anything as bold as this.

    I have just started my own blog on crafting - I hope you might pay it a visit :)

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    1. Hi, Thanks for your comment; glad you like the quilt! Please join the site to see more in the future:) I'll be checkin your site for content as well, Cheers!

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  5. Hi! That is so beautiful quilt! I'm happy I found your wonderful blog!
    Wishes from Greece!

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    1. Welcome, Glad you like the quilt n blog, Please join up as a follower of the blog for future updates! Cheers!

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  6. This is beautiful!! I always think these look so hard, but I really love yours, I might give it a try! Or, add it to my bucket list of quilts. Love it!

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    1. Its not hard just tedious...all that trimming!

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  7. What a beautie! Thanks for the link to the tute!

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  8. No probs...Its a great site! Thanks for stoppin in!

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  9. Love the bright, happy colors! You're right...the Amy Butler fabric was the perfect choice to back it up, well done. Thanks for the reminder to trim my squares!

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  10. What a cheerful, happy quilt! I am a follower from today :o)

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  11. -this quilt is absolutely fantastic! I love colorful quilts ☺
    Great work, very well done. I´m following you too, glad to!
    Liebe Grüße
    Bente
    i like to QuiltBlog

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