Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival ~ Solid Love

So it's only taken a year to quilt this, but I did get it done just in time to link up with the Blogger's Quilt Festival hosted by Amy's Creative Side. Introducing Solid Love!

The idea for this quilt came around late last Spring. I saw this quilt from JAQS Studio and I fell in love with the colors, even though I would have never thought of myself as a pink and orange gal (this change may have been due to finding out we were having a girl last September...).

I had already planned on making a quilt using Oh Fransson's New Wave pattern and the idea of a gradient came from the gorgeous Nest fabric by Valori Wells. While Nest didn't make it on the front of the quilt, it did make up the majority of the back, making this quilt hard to pick which side is my favorite.

The quilting idea was a group effort. I had finished the top last November and it sat until early February as I waited for the time to work on it. I was at a loss as to how to quilt this one, so I bounced some ideas off of friends and finally came up with this design. I straight line quilted on the inside of the white sashing, just 1/4 inch in on each side. Then for waves I echo quilted the wave once about and inch in, so that the waves came to a point where they met. Then I quilted straight lines diagonally about an inch apart in the waves. The diagonals were perpendicular to one side of the wave, and each wave alternated directions in the diagonals. It was quilted with Guttermann thread, this was before I discovered Aurifil.

The binding was a print from Wrenly, another collection from Valori Wells. 

This quilt is the first one for me and I am going to love using it... that is until Miss H is big enough to steal it from me. 

Quilt Stats
Size : About 50 x 60 inches
Quilting: Machine, straight line
Fabric: Various solids from Moda Bella and Kona, Kona White
Backing: Pieced, Nest - Bird Paisley in Pink
Binding: Wrenly - Boho Stripe Cherry


October 30, 2012 at 2:15 PM

It's beautiful! Reminds me of citrus, and considering I go by "citric sugar", to me that's a good thing. :-)

October 30, 2012 at 2:23 PM

Wow, this looks great, Kelli! Somehow I missed the back at the sew-in, but that Valori Wells fabric is perfect--love it!

October 30, 2012 at 3:02 PM

I love the quilting you did on this. And the colors are spectacular.

October 30, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Wow this is so happy looking... what a great gift to yourself... the colors are simply perfect awesome quilting and hugs to you

October 30, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Just lovely! Makes me think of summer. :)

October 30, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Love the colors! Everything just pops! Great job!

October 30, 2012 at 6:56 PM

You did a great job. Now you want to qult mine? Lol. It's been "aging" or overa year.

October 30, 2012 at 6:58 PM

This jumped out at me from the BQF linky - I love it! The quilting is very special too. I have a New Wave in the works and I'm always interested to see how others have quilted theirs. Happy BQF!

October 30, 2012 at 7:59 PM

I love the colors in your quilt! The back is as pretty as the front.

Monica M
October 30, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Wow--this is gorgeous! Love it so much.

Also reminds me of 'Stitched in Color' value lesson about radiating the value from the inside out. Timely post.

October 30, 2012 at 11:43 PM

I am totally feeling the solid love!! Beautiful choice of colours.

October 31, 2012 at 12:48 AM

Beautiful quilt - love the colour gradient in the solids!

October 31, 2012 at 6:28 AM

Love your colors and the print on the back is just perfect.

October 31, 2012 at 7:19 AM

OMG, so gorgeous, Kelli. Good thing I don't live close to you or I'd be over saying "teach me, teach me how to quilt."

October 31, 2012 at 8:46 AM

Perfect choice for bloggers quilt festival! I love it!

October 31, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Gorgeous - I love the colors and the design as well. Great job! =)

October 31, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Great quilt!!!
Liebe Grüße

October 31, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Just beautiful! Love those colors and the Valori Wells prints are fab!

October 31, 2012 at 2:04 PM

That Nest print is one of my favourites. And I love how this quilt looks in solids!

November 1, 2012 at 12:00 AM

I love the movement of the color! Really pretty!

November 1, 2012 at 9:24 PM

I love your quilt. What are your "best" categories? I want to nominate you, but I don't know where to put the nomination!

November 2, 2012 at 12:48 AM

Lovely! I love the pink/orange combo - the orange takes some of the sweetness out of the pink. I also love the New Wave pattern - yours works so well!

November 2, 2012 at 11:25 AM

This is stunning, I'm in love !

November 2, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Your quilt is AMAZING! Everything about it blends together perfectly! I can see why you'd like the back just as much as the front! I have made a wave quilt, too, and it is for sale on Etsy.



November 3, 2012 at 2:01 AM

I'm a big fan of Valori Well's designs and I love the way you let it inspire your quilt top! I'd have a hard time picking a favorite side too!

November 3, 2012 at 3:57 PM

I love BOTH SIDES of this quilt! Beautiful job.

November 4, 2012 at 9:02 AM

This quilt is beautiful!! I love how you chose the solid colors on the front from the gorgeous Valori Wells print on the back.

November 4, 2012 at 5:37 PM

How gorgeous.... I'm absolutely in love with the design!!

I would love it if you would link up at Martha Mondays, open tonight at midnight through Wednesday night!



November 5, 2012 at 9:34 PM

o my gosh this is beautiful!!! the things i would do for this quilt:)
totally worth the year:)

November 6, 2012 at 7:53 AM

Wow, it is just gorgeous! Love those pretty bright colors you used. :)

November 6, 2012 at 9:39 AM

wow, this is gorgeous! you're super talented!

November 18, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Congratulations! You've been featured on this week's Martha Mondays! :) Swing by to pick up a "Featured" button and do a little bragging! :)



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