May 1, 2013

Angle Quilt- Finished!

Angle Quilt {Original Design}
 
I was able to get my newest quilt finished last night. I am excited to show you my Angle quilt, 'accidentally' designed by my hubby. This design was just something that he was playing around with for another project and I knew when I saw it, that I just had to make a quilt from the design.
 
I'm a huge fan of solids, and I love Kona's large selection of colors. Somehow, solid quilts just sing to me. You'll see a lot more of them from me- I have a couple more designed that I need to work out the "how". For this quilt, I used Kona White, Coal, Chartreuse, Orange and Lake.
 
 

I chose straight line quilting for this quilt. I quilted a different pattern in each color, matching the thread to the fabric. I chose a more random method for the distance between the lines of stitching so I wouldn't have to spend time marking the quilt. I wonder how many times I turned this quilt in my machine while quilting it!


I used one of the Summersville prints in  black and white for the back. This fabric line is just so playful and perfect for a baby quilt. I chose the black and white print to contrast with the different colored thread. It didn't quite have the effect I was looking for because the stitching was more difficult to see than I had thought it would be. I amped up the contrast in this last photo so you could see it better. Too bad I can't turn up the contrast in real life!


 


Name: Angle Quilt
Size: 32" x 40"
Fabric: Kona Cotton in orange, white, chartreuse, lake, coal, Summersville
Batting: cotton/bamboo blend

5/14/13 Update: Tutorial found here.

20 comments:

  1. You really know how to turn solids into something magical. Nice!

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    1. Thanks, Gina! I do love my solids. :)

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  2. I absolutely love this, fantastic! Are you going to do a pattern for this by chance?

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    1. Thanks! I won't be doing a pattern, but I do have this one on my list as a possible free tutorial. I have learned not to promise timelines, as I am a horrible estimator at how long it takes me to write the directions! But I will definitely move this to the top of my list. Thanks again for such a nice compliment. :)

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    2. That would be so great, I love this so much!!!!

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    3. Just wanted to let you know that I posted a tutorial today for my Angle quilt... you can find it here: http://www.sewliodesigns.com/2013/05/angle-quilt-tutorial.html
      Happy Quilting! :)

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  3. Super nice! You made the solids work together. Love the colors and the quilting.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

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    1. Thanks! It really was fun to put together. :)

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  4. I love everything about this quilt - the solid colors you chose, the simplicity of the geometric design, the backing, and probably most of all the genius of how you quilted it! If you offer a tutorial (or a paid pattern), I will be jumping right in!!

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    1. Thanks so much! It really came together quite quickly. I just wanted to let you know that posted a tutorial for this quilt today. You can find it here: http://www.sewliodesigns.com/2013/05/angle-quilt-tutorial.html Enjoy!

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  5. What a fun quilt! I love those straight lines!

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    1. Thanks! I really stressed over making the right choice for quilting, but straight lines are my favorite and they won! :)

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  6. What a cool back ground story with this quilt---so amazing where we as quilters can be inspired!

    I love the front and the Summersville print you have picked for the back!

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    1. Thanks! I have been inspired by so many different kinds of things and the great part is that we all see things from a different perspective. It makes the possibilities for quilts endless!

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  7. love this! i really need to try something with solids. great choice on a backing fabric!

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    1. Thanks! :) Solids are my favorite!

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  8. Gorgeous. Love that you did this with solids. That backing fabric is amazing.

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    1. Thank you so much! I love solids. My favorite way to make quits is with solids only on the front and a fun print on the back. :)

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  9. I love you how you quilted this! It looks really good.

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    1. Thanks! I really enjoyed quilting it, even though I probably turned that quilt a thousand times! :)

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