10.23.2012

prismatic quilt


Not long after sharing a sneak peek of this quilt, I finished it! Consisting of oversized half-square triangles, the simple quilt pattern is called Prismatic, and can be found in Kathreen Ricketson's Little Bits Quilting Bee, one of my favorite quilt books.


To make it, I paired almost all of the light blue prints in my stash (ranging from vintage to new) with solid white---I love how well the various prints work with one another, despite differences in scale and value.


For the back, I pieced together a number of larger scraps, including a few treasured prints I'd been hoarding.


I quilted it on my own machine (!) using an all-over stipple. This is by far the largest quilt I've ever quilted (it's approximately 81" x 90"), and while the stitching is far from perfect and took forever to complete, I love the final, crinkly results.


I bound it with a beloved Kei Honeycomb Dot I snatched up in a sale a few years ago, and added a new label.


P.S. The DC Walk to End Alzheimer's is this Saturday, and we'd love your support! Details about the walk can be found here.

3 comments:

  1. very pretty! what will you do w/ this quilt?

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  2. I love the range of blue fabrics you have used, and the combination of new and old fabrics. Gorgeous!
    Wendy x

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  3. I love it! And I love the new look for the blog! And I can't believe you quilted that whole thing yourself on your own machine. As we discussed, I'm still scared of the free motion. I'll send pictures when I finish up the quilt I'm working on.

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