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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Hot and Cold and NTT

Happy Needle and Thread Thursday!  I have been looking forward to this post, because I am so thrilled to reveal my finished warm and cool quilt, aptly named Hot and Cold.


I had so much fun creating this one!  I chose to back the quilt with a tiny black and white polkadot, and I used up some of my leftover strips to make a rainbow stripe to add some interest.  There is just something about the black and white against those brights.  The colors just sing!


For some reason, I couldn't get the polkadot fabric to photograph properly, but you can see it in the close up below.


With a quilt like this, I really could have chosen any color binding, but because the strips are busy, I wanted it to be solid.  I also knew that I wanted a cool color so that the binding would blend into the background of the quilt.  I chose Kona Oasis, and I love it!


The finished quilt measures 62" x 62."  I have wanted to make a warm/cool quilt for a long time, and I'm so glad I finally did it!

Now, check out some of the amazing features from last week's NTT.  This mini from Kris at Sew Sunshine is so fantastically modern!


Emily from Cardboard Boxes and Paper Hearts shared this fun Hopscotch quilt.  Beautiful!


and Cynthia from Quilting is More Fun Than Housework shared a tutorial for this sweet Half Hexie Baby Quilt.


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17 comments:

  1. Congrats on a gorgeous finish! It's so scrap happy. Is it for you?

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  2. Hi Kelly! Your quilt is really 'cool'! Warm and cool, beautiful! You inspired me to make string quilt! Thank you for the party! x Teje

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  3. Oh I love it! I'm wondering how one would look in fall colors? Brown/green one side and red/orange the other?? Thoughts? Thanks for the inspiration.

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  4. Oh I love it! I'm wondering how one would look in fall colors? Brown/green one side and red/orange the other?? Thoughts? Thanks for the inspiration.

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  5. Hi, Kelly! Hot and Cold is great! I love your choice for the binding, and the rainbow stripe on the backing just sings! I don't know optics well enough to understand why dots tend to "strobe" at a distance for the camera but the fabric plays well with the rainbow on the back and the colors on the front. I'm imagining this quilt in other colorways including those inspired by seasons, schools and sports teams, ... endless possibilities!! Thanks as always for the inspirations. (janeherbst at roadrunner dot com).

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  6. Love your Hot and Cold quilt! Just beautiful!

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  7. That quilt sure looks like you, bright and cheerful! Wonderful, and the binding blue is perfect.

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  8. Another gorgeous quilt finish, Kelly! It looks like it is just the right size for snuggling. I agree with everyone else that this block design has such great potential to make so many amazing quilts.

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  9. Just Beautiful with a capital B! Colorful, fun, jazzy, and perfect in front of the water as a backdrop. You have a fantastic eye for color.

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  10. I love quilts that play with warm and cool colors and yours is beautiful! Thanks for sharing my little quilt again!

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  11. Love your warm/cool quilt - especially the rainbow on the back!

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  12. I adore that black spot backing! Really cool choice!

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  13. Oh! Thanks for the feature! I was reading through and then thought, "hey! that quilt looks like mine... OH it is mine!!" HAHA!

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  14. Great finish - I love string quilts and yours is really vibrant :) Thanks for showing your featured quilts too, I really enjoy going to check them out!

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  15. Your Hot and Cold turned out so fab!!! Thanks for the shout out feature on my little circle mini! I love it so much.

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  16. Hot and Cold turned out beautifully. Congrats on the finish.

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  17. Beautiful finish. The black and white dot is perfect for the backing to allow the colors to pop.

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