Thursday, May 24, 2012

Trellis Quilt

I pieced and chopped my multicolored strip sets into string-x blocks.  The quilt reminds me of a flowery  lattice against a stone wall.  The various grays from the charm pack I used recede really nicely, and I like the variation they give to the background.
This lovely old stone church with its shady garden was too perfect to resist for some snapshots.
I quilted free motion swirls on the strips and border, and in the gray diamonds I quilted straight lines with the free motion foot in alternating directions to create some movement up and down the background.
The quilt is backed in Farm Fresh flannel in a sunny yellow crosshatch.  Flannel is just the best for baby quilts.  It finishes at 41 inches square.
I made this quilt entirely from my scrap bins and stash.  That is a great feeling.  And I'm so happy to be able to donate it to Project Linus.  This is my third quilt for them for the year, so I'm well on my way to be able to donate my goal of four for 2012.  I hear they are in need of larger quilts for older kids, especially ones for boys, so that's what I'll shoot for with the next one.

37 comments:

Jenny said...

This is gorgeous!! Love your colors, design and your binding ;o)!!

Svetlana said...

oh, what a gorgeous quilt! Looks fantastic, I so love the binding you went with, it fits this quilt perfectly.

Patchwork and Play said...

What a beautiful quilt! And it looks fabulous in the various photos! It must be hard to give this one away?!

Katie B. said...

So beautiful! I love the design and colors, and the quilting is awesome!

Heather D. said...

Absolutely gorgeous. The varied grays in the centers really adds a nice touch of dimension.

Anne D said...

Gorgeous. Love it.

Jenny said...

Oh, this is just gorgeous. Someone will be so delighted with it.

jojo said...

Love it! Well done!

felicity said...

The scrappy grey triangles really make this quilt for me. And the binding - perfectly perfect. So wonderful that you're donating this beauty.

krista said...

oh my, beautiful quilt for a good cause, go you! i've been trying to decide on what to do with my stash of vintage ginghams and this pattern would work well, i think. thanks for the inspiration!

**nicke... said...

very pretty and i love the binding!

Marg said...

It's a gorgeous quilt. I love that design. The various greys look great, and the photos against the church backdrop are lovely.

Sonia B said...

Beautiful quilt. Wish I had waited one more day to start the quilting on my string quilt. I started yesterday and was so disappointed with how it was turning out. Your quilting is spot on. I love the different greys in the background. They add so much depth. Lovely, lovely.

CitricSugar said...

This is so pretty. I love the greys and the quilting! This will make some child very happy...

Emily {Creative Chicks} said...

Wickedly beautiful!!!

Lauren said...

So very pretty! Brilliant!

Annie said...

Your quilt looks so wonderful! And for such a great cause too!

Little Island Quilting said...

Love everything about this quilt: the patter, the fabric colours and the quilting.

Catherine said...

Beautiful quilt and pictures!

Debbie said...

what an awesome quilt - beautiful palette!! and very cool photoshoot!

Katie said...

So pretty, Alex! I love the photos of the quilt, great location!

Sharon said...

What a smart use of those gray charm squares. I love this quilt!

Lora said...

I love this quilt! The colors rock, and I like how you did the quilting. Also, I love the little flowers on the binding :) Perfect!

amandajean said...

Wow! I could just eat this quilt up. It's so wonderfully done! Great photos, too.

Josée Carrier said...

So lovely! I particularly like the different shades of grey and how you quilted those diamonds.

my happy bluebird said...

This is beautiful! I am currently being drawn to gray fabrics and love the way you have balanced the colors and grays in this quilt. Thank you for sharing. :-)

Jo Ann said...

This quilt just sparkles. It is so fresh! Thanks for sharing!

Linzee said...

This is a fabulous quilt!

Jenniffier Kramer said...

Your quilts always make me so happy. Also I love where you take pictures of them. Wonderful work :)

Caryn said...

I loved the guilt from the pictures, but have teared up reading hearing that your donating it. Our family fostered and eventually adopted several medically fragile infants, Includingone of our daughterS who lived in a hospital for the first 16 months of her life, 11 of those months abandoned by her family and without a foster family assigned. We have nothing from that time in her life. I'm shaing this because most people can't begin to understand how meaningful and precious this quilt will be to the child who receieves it. This is just an incredibly generous act and I am deeply touched.

Caryn said...

Sorry for the typos... I'm typing from my phone.

Pile O Fabric said...

I love this design so much! The grays are so perfect!!

bloomingpoppies said...

This is such a pretty quilt. I love everything about it!

Anna O said...

Really really beautiful!!

Melissa said...

I love how the bright colors play against the grays. And using those various gray shades gives so much more interest to the quilt. Stunning photo location, too.

April said...

Love. This. Quilt.

Anonymous said...

I have gazillions of quilt "pins" on Pinterest but I have to say that this is one of my all-time favorite quilts. I love your color choices, your stunning pattern and wow, the quilting is amazing. AND you are donating it! A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. Proverbs 11:25