Saturday, June 04, 2011

king size quilt top, finished

finished quilt top
A few notes: King size, 104" x 96", flea market fancy plus some others in the blocks, moda crossweave in gray for sashing and borders. 96" borders take a LONG time to make and attach. For the Naked Bed Challenge!

Some fabrics I used just about all the way up, besides my FMF, that I might try to replace: turquoise henna garden, pink grunge, that one pointy diamond fabric by H. Bailey in light blue, the turquoise scissors fabric.

This was my main project for just about 3 weeks and it was almost the only thing I sewed during that time. It was less stressful than my typical sewing MO which is a sort of project ADD, working a little bit on something and then switching to something else when I feel like it. All the while having several projects occupying my brain space and stressing me out. Working on one thing was so different (in a good way) for my stress levels--I'm going to try it more often!

12 comments:

Caitlin said...

Looks great, Vicki! I had just become interested in quilting when FMF was released. By the time I was aware of its awesomeness, everything was gone... Lucky that you have a stash of it for projects like this!

Caroline @ Artfully Caroline said...

Very nice. I love the color combination and the mix of wonky blocks set so perfectly squarely

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

I love how it turned out vicki! That kona is perfect with it! :)

Dielle said...

I really like it! It looks so much different than I was expecting, with that blue/grey. But it's wonderful!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

It turned out beautiful Vickie! Congratulations on a great finish!

teaginny said...

I love the crossweave for the sashing and border. It really adds depth/texture.

angela said...

love your colors! great finish on that top - borders are my least favorite thing, not sure I would make it all the way across one 96" !

LittleBook said...

Beautiful!

Jen B said...

I love how the gray sashing manages to be restful and be a fabulous complement to the blocks. Beautiful!

Lydia said...

Amazing!!! A king size bed quilt is an accomplishment. Looks great!

Lisa @celebrate-CREATIVITY said...

Great pattern. The squares remind me of the Log Cabin. I love the mix of colorful fabrics too.

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