Monday, March 17, 2014

Finished QAL Quilt Top


Well, here it is!  The finished top for the Star Light Star Bright Quilt-A-Long hosted by Happy Quilting.  I decided to go with fewer blocks (4) in a bigger scale this time so each block is 28" making this quilt about 60" square. The print fabrics are from the simple marks line by Malka Dubrawsky.



There are only 4 different prints used in this quilt so getting the colors to balance was a bit difficult.  But I love all the different patterns this block creates so I am looking forward to quilting it.  Melissa definitely came through with another great QAL.




While it is hard to see in these pictures I used two background fabrics that are just a few shade apart.  Both are older Moda cross-weaves - one is wheat colored and the other is a burlap color.  I really like the effect it gives the quilt. 

http://happyquiltingmelissa.blogspot.com/p/quilt-longs.html

Melissa will be sharing a parade of finished quilts on her blog April 2nd.  You can also take a peek at all the finished tops here.  It has been great fun seeing all the fabric and color choices in each quilt.




I have scheduled time at the end of this month to get this one loaded onto my longarm so I should be sharing a completed quilt in early April.  Now to start thinking about a design....


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Linking up with Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times, Anything Goes Mondays at Stitch by Stitch, Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story and Freemotion by the River for Linky Tuesday.

12 comments:

Rike B. said...

Dear Cynthia,
what a amazing quilt. The backgroundfabric make it looking like vintage! :)
Greetings,
Rike

Conni said...

what great fabrics and colours, an amazing quilt!!

Melissa Corry said...

Your top looks amazing!! And I love the way you did the two toned background!! So cute!! Great job getting it all pieced together and with such precise piecing. Can't wait to see how you quilt this up :)

Barb in Mi said...

Fabulous top! Congrats on a great job!

Paula@TheSassyQuilter said...

I can't believe it is only four prints! I love the crossweave...great texture up close I bet. Just put mine in too. Now better get to quilting:)

One English Teacher said...

I couldn't quite place my finger on why I liked the background so much until you talked about it being two colors. Wow! That's a great idea!

Lisa in Port Hope said...

Great finish, love the secondary designs that come out. I will have to remember this pattern, it would make a nice bed quilt with 9 blocks.

Sharon Dawn said...

That is beautiful!

thequiltedcat said...

I love your top! I think next time I might go with the 4 block layout option since the secondary design in the middle is so wonderful. Great job!






Ramona said...

Love,love, love your quilt! The colors are gorgeous.

Susan at TheBoredZombie.com said...

Lovely finish! Congrats!

Connie said...

Beautiful and I love the big blocks! Thanks for sharing! Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday