Friday, August 09, 2013

Sugar Rush

A few weeks ago I got the itch to do some large-scale simple patchwork. I wanted to push myself and make something really girly. I am not normally into florals being more of a geometrics kind of gal, but i pulled a couple of florals from my stash and built a stack of coordinating fabrics. I added lots of black and white to keep it from being too sticky sweet.

Sugar Rush Throw Quilt

I did 8" patchwork squares for the top. I used some Denyse Schmidt Sugar Creek, Tanya Whelan Sugar Hill, Pearl Bracelets, Metro Circles, Laurie Wisbrun Perfectly Perched, Mon Amie, Sew Stitchy, Ruby, and others.

Sugar Rush Throw Quilt

I improv pieced the backing with fat eighths, fat quarters, and yardage from my stash with a couple of scraps to fill in space. The large black ricrac fabric is I Like You by Amy Sedaris. This is one of my favorite ways to stitch a backing. I love that it's reversible.

Sugar Rush Throw Quilt

I wanted this quilt to stay soft and drapey, so I loosely free-motion quilted it with loops, double figure 8 flowers/clovers/butterflies (i can't quite decide what they are but they are fun and easy to do). I also stitched the word "love" in one block. I used a light grey Aurifil 50-wt to quilt, Quilter's Dream Request, and bound with a MM Clown Stripe cut on the bias with rounded corners.

I'm so glad I got that sugar out of my system and i can return to my comfort zone of vomiting rainbows. Post-washing this quilt is 62" x 70" and it's in the shop.

7 comments:

  1. So pretty. I love your rounded corners!

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  2. Love the colors! Thanks for sharing it!

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  3. Love this! I've been into the simple, large patchwork myself this summer. Beauty can be simple!

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  4. Oooh pretty! Love the pink and blacks together.

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  5. Congratulations on this very pretty finish!
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com
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  6. Really pretty! I love that you combined the sweet florals with the tougher blacks. So cool!

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  7. It's so girly and adorable! I do love black in this, especially. And the binding!

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