Friday, October 27, 2017

mostly moody quilt top

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

I managed to finish sewing this quilt top together this week! I'm calling it mostly moody, at least for now. This quilt is a great representation of late fall weather...mostly moody, with little peeks of sunshine here and there. We've had SUCH a lovely fall in Minnesota this year, so I shan't complain. Winter is definitely on the way, ready or not.
The pattern is called Chain of Diamonds, from my book No Scrap Left Behind. I upsized the blocks, so they finish at 4" rather than the 2" that the pattern directs.

Background fabric: Kona shadow
Scraps: Mostly denim, chambray and a little bit of linen and quilting cotton
Finished size: 64" x 72"
288 blocks total
I have an idea for the back, which will probably take awhile, but if it works out I will be so pleased. I'm aiming for a two sided quilt in the end. What can I say? I like making the most of my batting dollar. Ha!
My little Lucy approves of the quilt top, too. :)

Well, that's it for me today! Now it's your turn to link up your finishes for the week. Thank you, as always, for joining me for finish it up Friday!

15 comments:

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

I really like the bright pops of bright yellow. It definitely has a moody feel to it. I look forward to seeing your piecing idea for the backing!

Bernie Kringel said...

I love this. It is dramatic with the colors you’ve used! Is there any issue when you use denim and quilting cottons? Just thinking bout the different weights of fabric? I had thought about saving denim scraps when I repurpose jeans but didn’t think it would work to include them in a quilt. So this is helpful!

Alison said...

This is such an awesome quilt! I love the yellow.

I just started my own version of your "Donuts" quilt from your book and I am enjoying it SO much! :D

Melissa Corry said...

I love, love, love those pops of yellow!!!

Shannon said...

LOVE the pops of yellow!! So eyecatching1

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

Those little pops of sunshine really make the moodiness shine!

Tammy Stack said...

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claudia said...

Great quilt! I like the yellow, but I could se that in any color and have it be a dazzling quilt. Your pattern is just perfect!
And can I say?...I love Lucy!!!

KaHolly said...

It’s just lovely, and you’ve named it perfectly! Your book is at the top of my Christmas Wishlist!

Cheryl said...

Love the simplicity of this design and the pops of yellow, stunning.

Rene' said...

It turned out beautifully Amanda!! Was it difficult to piece with the denim?

Cool Lizzie said...

I have your book and look at it frequently. This pattern is on my "must-do" list, and seeing this version is REALLY motivating to move it up closer to the top. I LOVE this so much!!!
Thanks for your terrific blog and book.

Happy Autumn (the BEST season of the year!)

Liz
boltonia55@yahoo.com

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

That quilt reflects our weather today! Little sparkles of sunshine peeking through clouds. Love your finish! The yellow bits make the quilt.

grapes and hearts said...

I love the pattern and the colours too! Thanks for sharing and for hosting your linky party!!

Jocelyn Thurston said...

There really is something moody about those greys with blacks and little points of yellow showing through here and there. I can't imagine the skill it required to keep these points, etc. all perfect!