Thursday, January 31, 2013

Fall in Winter

I finally finished my Modern Maples quilt!!!!  It's the middle of winter and I'm celebrating fall, but who cares?!?!?!?

This is my take on a pattern by Amanda Jennings in Pretty in Patchwork: Holidays.  I changed the layout some and I decided to use various neutral solids instead of just one color.  I also gathered my courage and used lots of hard to find fabrics!  See that bit of blush colored Presentation Mermaids?  Yeah, that's the last little bit I had! Sniff. Sniff.  It was worth it though!  I love each and every print I chose!

The colors and fabrics I used are really outside the box for me, but I am thrilled with the results!  I also quilted this in no time with my new machine, Bea (a Tiara).  I don't think this even took me 2 hours to quilt!  I used the double loop style from Angela's free motion book (such a great book!).  My stitches and transitions are not as smooth on this pattern as on my regular stippling, but it's getting there!


I couldn't just put the special stuff on the front!  I used almost all of these Lush paint dots I had for the back!

We can't forget the label!



14 comments:

Edie C said...

That's beautiful Kelly! I love all the warm colors and the pattern. You are so talented.

Debbie said...

I love every thing about this quilt!

Shan said...

Awesome quilt!!!!:)

Patchwork and Play said...

Great quilt- the warm and rich colours are so autumnal!

Denise Russell said...

Beautiful colors! Great job!

Christine said...

Gorgeous! I love the fabric you chose.

traceyjay said...

it's such a pretty mix of fabrics Kelly! Beautiful quilt, and a cute quilting motif as well. :)

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

What a beautiful quilt! I've often admired the picture in the book and yours is just as pretty! I love how you used your special fabrics.

luckycharm said...

Love it. and I love that the back has a personality too. Great choices of fabric.

luckycharm said...

Love it. and I love that the back has a personality too. Great choices of fabric.

Afton Boykin said...

It's gorgeous, I love your fabric choices too!

Kelly Smith said...

Beautiful! I especially love the paint dot fabric!

**nicke... said...

love this one so much! makes me yearn for fall again!

Patricia said...

Just gorgeous and I didn't think I like the Bears Paw just shows how wrong I can be.

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