Saturday, May 3, 2014

Comma Quilt

Linking up with the Friday Night Sew-in on Crazy Mom Quilts - am just shooting out (excuse the pun!) to take the photos...it is the opening of duck-shooting season and all I can hear out there is the rumble and thud and pop of gunfire coming from what sounds like about a dozen different maimais near the river or on the surrounding farms...









Completed this Charm Pack Cherry (pattern from the Fat Quarter Shop) lap quilt with a 'random' pattern of free-handed straight lines of varying widths and in a range of colours (dark grey, light grey, black, orange and lime).
Close up of the quilting lines
Am in love with this colour scheme; it will be great to have in the lounge during the winter.



The backing, I used leftover panels and borders
As with the bags I made at Easter time, this is the Comma range by Brigitte Heitland from Zen Chic for Moda, plus a green spot from the Free Bird range by MoMo for Moda.

I do love autumn, don't you?!

...the next evening...quilt being used as intended...must be cosy!


14 comments:

  1. I love the quilting you chose!

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    1. Thanks! I liked the way it looked on the bags so figured it would be great on the larger project.

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  2. The borders add a lot. Enjoy your lovely quilt!

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    1. Thanks for the feedback! Have a good week.

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  3. Lovely quilt, I love the Comma line of fabric, too.

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    1. Thank you! Have a good week.

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  4. Great idea on the quilting for the Charm Pack Cherry. I've a top made, waiting for backing fabric and hadn't thought of that!

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    1. Thank you! I'm not sure where I got the idea from, I vaguely remember maybe a photo of another quilt that had lots of lines and that inspired me...

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  5. I love that line of fabric and the border looks amazing on it.

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    1. Thanks! I have been using the matching bag this week to go to work and have had nice comments about that too.

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  6. I like these colors a lot. And isn't it great to see it in use right away ?~! My favorite part of making something is seeing it used and loved.

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    1. Thanks for visiting! I am really loving the colours too!

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  7. Sweet! I love the color combo you used. Pretty cool that it's made with charms--I like that it looks much more complicated than that.

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    1. Thanks for your comments - I get a thrill each time I see the colours, quite different from things I have made before.

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