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Monday, February 23, 2015

Bright Baubles

Hooray for snow days!  Well, ice days in my case.  Although we had school on Thursday, we were out again Friday, and today.  My parents visited this weekend, so I just finished my Baubles quilt this morning.


I decided to make the baubles horizontal, rather than vertical.  I think they look like old fashioned glass ornaments this way.   Since the quilt is a square, the decision really only affected the placement of the quilt label.  The pattern for this one is in the works, and on larger, rectangular quilts it will matter.  So, I'm planning to write the pattern for either layout.


It was so much fun to work with such bright colors during the doldrums of winter, and the large black and white polkadots on the back are the perfect punch against those vibrant hues.


It doesn't matter how many quilts I make, every time I know that my thread is going to contrast with my backing, it makes me a little apprehensive.  I like the way it looks when it's finished, but it always makes me feel like I have to be perfect with my stitches (or as perfect as I can possibly be).  PS- that is a nice coating of ice on my deck, and I nearly busted my behind getting these photos.  It's all good though;  I'm not above suffering for my art!  ;)


I love the bright yellow binding on this one, and this photo gives a good close-up of it.  I think that striped bindings are the bomb!  Anytime I have the opportunity to use a stripe on a binding, I'm all for it.

I really loved designing and making this quilt.  I am still a curve chicken, so I like patterns that trick the eye into believing that there are curves involved when there really aren't.  The plan for the rest of my ice day is to finish this pattern, so be on the lookout for it soon!


17 comments:

  1. Very cute! I like this orientation better - definitely reminded me of glass ornaments.

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  2. I love this quilt. Looks like a great stash buster and reasonable simple but so effective.

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  3. Hi Kelly, I've been getting all my comments bounced back to me by any bloggers who use a gmail address. I think it's because I use a yahoo address as my primary email. I've switched my google profile to reflect a gmail address to see if it makes a difference. Let me know if you get this! And if you ever got my earlier comment. Thanks!

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  4. Awesome quilt! So bright and cheerful and perfect for all those pretty prints I never want to cut into little pieces. I'll be watching for your pattern!

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  5. Love this too! It just jumped off the page through the doldrums here too:)

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  6. I'm a curve chicken too! Well done on the illusion part ; )
    It's gorgeous

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  7. Kelly, what a great quilt. I'm anxious for the pattern and know that it takes time to write/test a pattern. Another good planned or stash buster pattern.

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  8. So Cute! I love the bright, bold colors. It reminds me of conversation bubbles in a comic book. I don't know why, but it does. I'm a big chicken on curves too. ;)

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  9. Gotta say, in this case.. I think I like the back more than the front!!! Kudos to you! I'll have to remember the trick of meandering AROUND the white dots....not sure I would have thought of that pattern!

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  10. Really like the whole quilt. Do especially love the bright binding. Thanks for sharing. I think this weather is mother nature's way of giving us some down time.

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  11. You got me on this one! I totally thought it was curves until I looked closely. Great job again!

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  12. love this quilt, awaiting the pattern

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  13. this is wonderful. so fresh looking and fun. I want to make a label for the wedding quilt I will be binding soon. Do you recommend a pen that will stay when used?
    Just a little confused on all the pens. And I don't want to spend a fortune trying them all out either.
    Thanks in advance for any help you can give.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  14. All things bright and beautiful come together in this quilt. I am sure your pattern will be super popular!!!
    Preeti at sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.com

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  15. Beautifully done and very fun! Love all those bright colors.

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