Friday, October 13, 2017

biased quilt top complete

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

I had the chance to sew a fair amount this week and it felt soooo great!
I finished my biased quilt top! (There is a tutorial here, if you'd like to make one of your own.) The blocks were constructed by foundation piecing onto phone book paper, which, I think, is lots of fun. I'm one of those weird people who actually likes ripping off the paper backing after the block is complete. ALL of the fabric used in this quilt was from the scrap bin. I made a significant dent, but I think I will still have plenty to use for my series of 10 solid quilts. I really enjoyed the process of making this quilt. I also love that it is 100% scraps!!!
The quilt top measures approximately 60 1/2" x 76". (Block size is 6" x 10" unfinished.)

Once I figure out a backing, I plan to send this one out to the quilter. I think I'll be glad that I did!

That's it for me today! Now it's your turn to link up your finishes. Thank you SO MUCH for joining me for finish it up Friday! Have a great weekend. xo

30 comments:

Chris said...

I love the movement in this design.

Carie @ Space for the Butterflies said...

oh that is just wonderful! It reminds me of a Paul Smith print - he seems to like crazy multicoloured stripes and I can definitely see the appeal. Maybe one day when I have enough stripes to do it justice!!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

:) that one would make me dizzy for sure!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Amanda,
What a fabulous finish for today! It is a wonderful size and the fabric colors give it such movement. They are all solids which is rare. Beautiful - can't wait to see it all quilted. I wonder how you will have it quilted? ~smile~ Roseanne

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

I really love the motion in the quilt top! And hooray for time for sewing this week. :)

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Frog Quilter said...

Love it!

Sue said...

Looks great! An inspiration.

Melissa Corry said...

This quilt is just awesome!!!

Rene' said...

I'll bet you were glad to get back to your sewing room after being gone for 10 days!! Congrats on finishing one of your solids quilts. It's just gorgeous!!

JanineMarie said...

What a fun foundation paper project! I wonder: did you tear the paper for individual blocks and then join them or join everything before tearing? I've joined blocks both ways, but with all the bias in this, I wonder what worked for you.

OPQuilt said...

Fabulous quilt--I just sorted out my scraps and you inspire me to do something with them.

Sarah@123quilt said...

This top is just amazing! I absolutely LOVE it! I'll have to go look at my scraps now! :)

Bernie Kringel said...

I am beginning to think your scraps must mysteriously multiply because you make so many scrappy projects, yet you don't run out of scraps?? This one is a really cool finish!

Teri said...

Beautiful quilt. Those scrap bins never go DOWN! I am anxious to jump into my scrap bin and make the Gypsy Wife quilt

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Wow this quilt looks like it should be hanging in a museum! I wonder what you and the quilter will decide to quilt on it?

Ali Phillips said...

You are such an inspiration! Love everything you make xAli

Paige said...

Like the others have said, there is a feeling of movement! Thank you for hosting!

Sue @ Quilting the Green Star said...

It looks a bit like a Bridget Riley painting, so beautiful! I have just bought your new book and can't wait to try some new ideas from it. Thanks for the link up Amanda Jean,
Kind regards from the UK
Sue

Kate said...

WOW That's so striking! Love it <3

Rosalyn Schultze said...

Wonderful quilt! How is it that you are able to make so many scrap quilts? Do you purchase fabric and cut it up to use as scraps? After making quilts for over 40 years, and many scraps later, I don't have that many 'coordinated' scraps to make up the number of quilts you produce. Amazing!

Debbie said...

That is wild. I love it.

pennylanequilts said...

I love those diagonal strips! It is so big, too. Sending it off to the quilter sounds like a smart plan!

Cindy Beal said...

Love Love Love this quilt! Solids and strings are my two most favorite things, and yet, I have never combined them!!!! Guess I need to start another string quilt!!!! Thank you for sharing and inspiring!!! You are the best!

Charlotta said...

LOVE IT! I’m sure you know what you’re doing, but just want to mention - since it came up in my presence very recently - that my Long arm quilter would require a Border, she said two inches would suffice of straight cut fabric, since what you have right now is a lot of bias edges along the edges and that makes it too hard to keep it from stretching out of shape while quilting.

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

I love this so much! I'm thinking of ways to make one of my own in a different color palette. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. Just curious as to whether any of the ink from the phone book transferred to the fabric when pressing?

---"Love" said...

Unique, for sure! I love the "windblown" look! ---"Loved"

liz said...

I love it at first glance, but it does make me dizzy and I can't look at it for long....
LOVE the colors!

KaHolly said...

Positively magnificent!

silversmith said...

gorgeous!! about 2 years ago, i started the rectangle strip blocks in just scrappy fabrics (and now i can't find my 2 dozen or so...). this is even more elevated.