Monday, November 21, 2011

The Collaboration Quilt

Collaboration Quilt
Awhile back as the Wonky Quilt Bee was winding down, it occurred to me that it might be nice to do something for our pregnant members. a few emails were sent back and forth and a secret project was agreed upon by me, Jacey, and Nicke. This quilt went to Melissa.
Collaboration Quilt
We each made a few 8 inch wonky log cabin blocks in a nice scrappy mix. I put together the top with my new favorite chocolate brown to set off the bright colors. I saved a lovely neutral block of Nicke's for the back. the binding utilized this faux piping tutorial. it's a bit laborious but totally worth it in the end.
Collaboration Quilt
The back uses some fun Ann Kelle prints. I used warm and white for the batting and the quilt is about 42x48.
Collaboration Quilt
For the quilting, I did straightish white lines through the wonky blocks. I switched to brown and made loopy pinstripes on the negative space. i wanted to maintain the quilt's softness so this was a good use of free motion quilting that wasn't too dense.
Collaboration Quilt
I copied my fellow conspirator's signatures on the label. it was a lot of fun embroidering this one. I almost always forget to make a label but I'm glad i took the time. i had a fair amount of hemming and hawing over whether or not i should make my name legible but i decided to go for authenticity in the end.

there's only a few days left so i'm entering this in Celebrate Color.
Celebrate Color
The winner of the Winter Knitcircus pattern collection is Danelle in Kansas. The winner of the subscription is Vicki. I've forwarded your info along to Knitcircus. Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments!

5 comments:

  1. That quilt is awesome and such a sweet idea.

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  2. Again, thank you so much! And thanks for linking to the faux piping tutorial. I was puzzling out how you did that, so I can do it sometime, and now I can just follow a tutorial!

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  3. It came together so beautifully, Sara! I love how you quilted it, the brown you chose to mellow out the rainbow-ness, and the signature block. It was fun!

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  4. What a sweet quilt and I love how you all kept it secret before you gave it away.  Fun!

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  5. Rachel at Stitched in Color Ha11/26/2011 08:23:00 PM

    mmmm... this one's great too!  You know, Kona chocolate was already on my "to buy" list, but now it's a done deal.  I love it with these scrappy blocks.

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