Wednesday, April 30, 2014

rebel - Ta Da!

rebel

This is rebel, a quilt for my guy. She another Colour Study quilt, but made with extra special edgy, urban prints and espresso brown Essex Linen.

rebel - detail

I purchased many of these prints from Becca at Sew Me a Song and I was surprised at how much I loved them when they arrived. I immediately pulled the rest of the fabrics - there are cottons, linens and blended linen/cotton - and started planning. This is a case where the urban, edgy fabrics inspired me to make the quilt.

rebel

Rebel is bound with the red strip you see in the front panel and she is about 60" square.

rebel - back

I pieced the back with an eye to simplicity and more fabrics with the same modern feel.

rebel

That might be one of my best quilt photos ever, even if you cannot see the quilt pattern at all. The colours are totally true and you can see the texture of the fabrics so well. You can even see that I used gold metalic thread for the wavy lines which were hand guided, free motion quilted with my long arm machine.

rebel

All these photos are after washing and drying. The different fabrics give a nice crinkly look and feel.

rebel

It is hard to photograph these colours, here she is on the floor.

rebel

Lying on my bed. You can see how the golden thread (although it does not look gold in this photo) blends with the prints and softens the dark negative space. I really am having a hard time explaining why I love this simple quilt so much, maybe it is the balance of the fabrics, texture, colours and quilting.

rebel

It took me a while to settle on her name - rebel. This quilt is not "quilty", she is a rebel, yet in the end she is also soft, cuddly and perfect for a nap.

Oh, and rebel  is my finish for this month for A Year of Lovely Finishes, and I am off to link her there and over the weekend I will be checking out the other lovely finishes. The Colour Study pattern is done too, I just have some final edits to incorporate and it will be off to those of you who volunteered to pattern test later today or tomorrow I expect.
And rebel is also my first Q2 FAL finish (here is my Q2 list).

Finish Along 2014
Best,

Leanne