Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Always in motion is the future.*

Binding again
Well, in motion or not, I have finished a quilt in the present.

Here it is before I washed it, in the tiny bit of almost sun we had this afternoon:

Magnolia Quilt

And here it is in its post-washing glory, although the sun is gone and we have an arty mood shot:

Magnolia Quilt

There are close ups of many of the blocks and more pictures of the whole quilt here.

My process for this quilt, in case you want one too, was to fussy cut the centre blocks at 4" square. I cut selvage to selvage strips of each fabric I had, one each of 1.5", 2" and 2.5" and made log cabin blocks. I assembled them in a random manner with no plan, just went with what felt good. The blocks were 12.5" square before I finished them. I sashed it with Essex Linen cut at 3.5". I used strips of 18" of the solids sewn randomly together to make the binding.

These are my first ever log cabin blocks, and I see many thousands more in my future!

Here is a bit of the back, which is all this lovely yellow print, and the block I will write the name of the quilt and details into before I give it away to my friend who is sitting about recovering from unexpected surgery. I am calling it the Magnolia Quilt.

Magnolia Quilt, back

More quilting to come --- always in motion is the future.

I have linked to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced, the work displayed there is always wonderful.
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
Best,

Leanne

*It is my dorky quilty friends at the QAL who are to blame...

15 comments:

Linz said...

Beautiful quilt!! It is amazingly beautiful!! Great job!! I love the fussy cut centers! What a terrific idea! :)

Jenny said...

I love fussy cut flowers. As you can tell, http://www.flickr.com/photos/canaryjen/5494266402/in/set-72157602320399105/

Very simple quilt with stunning results. Bravo!

Jenny said...

working flower link?

Marg said...

It's a beautiful quilt, I love the fussy cut centres and the colour combination. Fabulous!

Manda said...

Its gorgeous!

Lynz said...

Oooh, pretty!!! I love green and your quitling is great! And - as you know - geek gurls rool!!

Elizabeth D. said...

Great job, it looks wonderful!

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

Beautiful quilt, I love the design and the fabrics are perfect!

Jessica said...

Oh its just so pretty! I love those colors, and your quilting looks great!! Isn't a freshly washed and crinkled quilt the best??

Becky said...

Oh wow, that's beautiful. Your quilting on it is great too. What a fabulous quilt!

Leah said...

Beautiful job!

Diane said...

That turned out so beautiful!

Mitzi said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I love the fussy cut centers. I'm glad you shared your process for making the quilt. I love hearing how other quilters go about making their quilts.

Lee said...

Gorgeous quilt! And such incredible quilting. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday, have a lovely week!

tusen said...

it's beautiful. I love all the random pieces in the log cabins and binding.