Thursday, July 16, 2015

Heart Quilt Flimsy

I have a potential name, just keeping it quiet for now.  I'm so pleased with how this all came together, from basing it on Helen's design, to the conversation last week with the owner of the studio where my friend teaches, to choosing fabrics from my stash.
In the shade last night after supper
Stained glass effect
A couple rode by on their bikes, and the girl called out to me, "Nice quilt!"  A few seconds later, next-door neighbour Jude walked by with her husband and echoed that sentiment.  :-)  I'm so intrigued by how different the colours are from the shade to the sun behind it.  In both shots, I was facing west.  I'm also very happy that I have this green strip of town land between our lane and the next where I can peg a quilt top.
Tried to get less of the direct sun in this shot
I just love these colours.  Putting in the aquas was just such a perfect addition:  the hot, sultry, rich pinks of the tropical places my friend so loves, balance the cool, calming, water-themed aquas which are her favourite.

It's really great to make quilts for others, for obvious reasons.  For me, it pushes me to using colours and combinations I might never have used for myself.  I am not a lover of hot pink, although I do love the softer pinks and berries and burgundies, but this quilt?  I could keep it in a heartbeat (ha ha, pun not originally intended).  Put the hot pink and aqua together?  Love.  Period. (another pun not originally intended)

I plan to write the tutorial for this quilt.  It's pretty simple in construction, and, like so many of my original designs, has a bit of an unusual construction method.  Funny how I've only just lately realized that I often do look for a slightly different spin on a traditional quilt or construction method.
Amongst the flowers, the impatiens have already more than quadrupled in size!

21 comments:

  1. How big did the flimsy finish out? I really have been loving your "stained glass" photos of quilt tops and may start having to give them a shot myself. :)

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  2. I just keep scrolling up and looking at the quilt top again and again. Those colors just pop and they can't help but make you feel happy and smile. It's eye candy. Do you think you will do the binding scrappy with the same colors? When I was hopping around on linky parties last night, I commented on a photo someone shot of their quilt with the sun behind it and how it looked like a stained glass window. I agree with Yvonne, you achieved the same effect.

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  3. Your Heart quilt turned out Gorgeous. I love the dashes of aqua here and there. Your photos really show it all off nicely. You obviously did a nice job cleaning up any loose threads off the back. I always worry about that with light backings. I look forward to seeing your tutorial when finished. Great job, Sandra!

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  4. Oh Sandra this is nothing short of magnificent! And of course the stained glas effect just emphasizes the beauty. You should consider making an actual stained glass effect quilt, if that's possible, with the black lines etc. This is just too beautiful for words.

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  5. Love that photo of the flimsy with the sun behind it! The colours work brilliantly as well. I'm really tempted to make a mini version of this now!

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  6. Really pretty quilt. Your friend will love it. I already counted the number of squares and am thinking about color combos...will wait for your tute...(maybe...lol). I can hardly wait to see how you quilt it. Already thinking along those lines as well. Your fabric choices are exquisite.

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  7. Very pretty and all the pretty colors.

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  8. New color schemes for gifted quilts is fun. And I find myself liking and wanting to keep them too. Love how this one is turning out.

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  9. Lovely. I'm looking forward to seeing your pretty quilting on it. Your impatiens are turning out well. Mine are getting munched to stubs this year, even the ones up in tall pots. I'm blamng the deer.

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  10. Looks great! The hot pink and Aqua combo is awesome - it makes everything pop! I'm intrigued by the unconventional construction method you hinted at...can't wait to learn more!

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  11. Can't wait to learn the unconventional construction method.

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  12. Can't wait to learn the unconventional construction method.

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  13. I love the little touches of aqua. It tones down the brashiness of the hot pinks. I love hot pink but it can scream for too much attention. It's nice when non quilty people admire your work. Somehow that feels more special, or is it just me

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  14. I love the little touches of aqua. It tones down the brashiness of the hot pinks. I love hot pink but it can scream for too much attention. It's nice when non quilty people admire your work. Somehow that feels more special, or is it just me

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  15. I love this. I think those touches of aqua make the top. Very well done my friend. She is absolutely going to love it!!

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  16. I love love the color combo, in fact just yesterday I made doll dresses with aqua and pink :-) That's pretty cool that you already got compliments on it while take pix!

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  17. That is a totally scrumptious combination of fabrics Sandra! A quilt your recipient is bound to love! (LOL - i just realized "bound to love" could describe the last step on all our quilts)

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  18. Simple and so pretty! Your fussy cuts are my favorite parts. I always think of I spy's when they're peeking out. You have a lucky friend, or should I a someone is lucky to have you as theirs.

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  19. Thank you again for the compliment . Your heart looks brilliant . And I love the longer white blocks . They work well . Your friend will be delighted .

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  20. This is such a great combination of colours - I love it. I always worry when I start making a quilt for someone specific, but it definitely pushes us in new directions. I bet your friend will be thrilled with this.

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  21. It looks awesome. Love the photos in the sun. A tutorial is a great idea.

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