Friday, August 20, 2010

Redbud Blossoms Quilt, Finished


What started out as a rather strange color inspiration, bloomed into this quilt. Sorry, I couldn't resist. Seriously though, the blossoms on the redbud tree outside my back door are the first signs of spring around here, and the color combination of this quilt solidified in my mind as I saw the pinky-purple flowers around the city.
I decided to try out flying geese as part of the backing, pairing a bold floral from Andrea Victoria with a soft, pale gray.

The binding is also a print from Andrea Victoria that several of you asked about when it was in the pieced top. I like how it looks like a subtle stripe as a binding.I used lots of simple, straight line quilting. There are six lines outlining each wave and two in the sashing. This creates an interesting pattern on the back of the quilt.



10 comments:

kristin said...

I love it! The quilting really makes everything pop.

Katie B. said...

This is so cool! I love the purple/grey color combination.

jaybird said...

ohh i adore the purple and grey mix!

CitricSugar said...

Do I ever love how it turned out!! The way the quilting shows on the back...

Really beautiful job!

Bailey said...

I love the quilting!! It's amazing what straight lines can do - fabulous!

Vicki said...

looks great, Alex! I love the colors.

Lauren said...

I love it! And I can say I was there when you started it! Speaking of, will you be sewing with us this Saturday?

webbs said...

I can't stop looking at this...It's INCREDIBLE! what pattern did you use on it?
love the way you quilted it. great choice in colors too. It's neat how we get inspired during the different seasons.

teaginny said...

Thanks so much for the kind words. The pattern is by Elizabeth Hartman and is called New Waves. It is free on her website Oh Fransson. Her new pdf of the pattern offers instructions for making it in different sizes. This size is really fat quarter friendly.

Team NE said...

Beautiful! Love the color palette!