Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Furrows

For a wall hanging, this little quilt has a lot of hours in it.  I'm glad I invested the time though, especially in the straight line quilting.  The name of the quilt comes from all those little paths created by the often spiraling lines.
 
I loved every minute of the improv piecing, but the whole thing definitely came to life with the quilting, for me.  I love how all those separate fabrics pieced together suddenly become a single cloth when they are quilted together.

Every piece of this 26 x 30 quilt is a scrap from my bins.  The blue and green stripes of color were trimmings from this quilt.  I even pieced the back and binding from scraps.
 
 
I had a full bin of neutrals I never knew how to use, but, as I said before, Krista's quilt really inspired me to experiment. The pieced, neutral sashing creates all these subtle shapes in the background, and I think they make this quilt really interesting.
I'm linking up to Jennifer's Modern Mini Challenge.  I'm thrilled to be a finalist.  Check out all the gorgeous entries here.
Modern Mini Challenge

35 comments:

Gill said...

Fabulous! I love it!

bloomingpoppies said...

I love this quilt. The dense quilting lines, the variety of neutrals, the focus colors; really great!!

Holly said...

Gorgeous! I'm fascinated with quilts using a variety of neutrals plus pops of colour. Your quilting is awesome!

beth lehman said...

I loved Krista's too and there is something about the blend of a variety of neutrals and color that bring the eye around and around!

CitricSugar said...

Is that ever gorgeous! Wow. I love how it turned out. Your quilting is beautiful! Love it. Love it. Love it.

Leanne said...

This is a wonderful little quilt!

Rachel said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!

Marg said...

Wow, I love it. Love the dense quilting lines, the colours...everything!

Lizzy said...

This is really stunning. I love the improv piecing... I am a little intimidated to try it myself, so I'm incredibly impressed! Love it and the quilting is awesome.

Debbie said...

oh wow - so awesome....I just did some dense quilting last night - love it on a mini!!

tusen said...

Beautiful. I'm a great fan of Krista's quilt and I love your use of neutrals. The quilting is great, too.

**nicke... said...

it is very very very beautiful!

West Michigan Quilter said...

I love how you quilted this. I imagine this did take a lot of time. It is a beautiful quilt!

What Comes Next? said...

your quilting on this is perfect - it is a stunning little wall hanging.

Kirsten N said...

Love the mix of neutrals with the other fabrics and the quilting is amazing!!

laura said...

this is beautiful!

eliseg said...

The quilting here is AMAZING!! WOW!!

Charlotte said...

that is totally and utterly gorgeous!

Eileen said...

Beautiful quilt, love the quilting!!

Heidi Staples said...

This is absolutely stunning. I love the way you quilted it!

Jennie said...

The quilting really makes the quilt! Well done.

Cathy said...

lovely quilting!

Nicole said...

The quilting is amazing! I know it took a long time, but so worth it!

Mary said...

I am in awe of the quilting.

Annabella said...

I saw this when Rachel showed it on her blog and I can`t tell you how much I love it. The style, the colours, the fabric, the quilting -all so beautiful. Good luck!

Flying Blind... said...

Gorgeous!

All Done said...

This is lovely. The quilting is beautiful!

pinsandneedles said...

Beautiful quilt! The quilting is exceptional!

B Greene said...

Amazing quilting!! Love the use of neutrals and your other color choices!

Alexis said...

I love this! Love the neutrals and the quilting. Gorgeous.

Amorette said...

i love the quilting, you are absolutely right about it bringing the whole thing together. the neutral selection also adds a lot of interest.

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

Alex, it is beautiful. I really love the neutrals and your pops of color. The back is just as lovely as the front as your quilting rocks! Great job. Thanks for entering it into the Modern Mini Challenge. Good luck!

t. anne said...

Wonderful quilting!

Josée Carrier said...

Love the colors! Feels fresh. I like the mix of whites and neutrals for the background. And the quilting really adds to it. This is one of my favorite in the contest. Good luck.

amandajean said...

this is really fantastic! the quilting is amazing!!! love the mix of neutrals. and the blues and greens, too!

thanks for linking up to finish it up Friday!