Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Up, Down and All Around

Hooray! Another finish!
Up Down and All Around

I called this quilt "Kaleidoscope Strippy" for the longest time because the fabrics in it are the same as the ones I used in another project - Star City. When I was cutting the strips from which to cut the kaleidoscope triangles, I cut some more strips in random widths to make a second quilt.


I intended to simply sew the WOF strips together in an order similar to the strips on the original inspiration, one of our towels:
hand towel inspiration

But then I embarked on my UFO-finishing strategy of turning UFOs into quilts for the nieces and nephews, and something that was only 40" wide (as a WOF-strip quilt tends to be) wouldn't work. So I made strip sets and cut them up, then rearranged them in a parquet setting. Then the name came to me - Up, Down and All Around, because the stripes seemed to go every which way.

more quilting

I quilted this quilt in my favourite loopy loop quilting motif using Aurifil 40wt thread in the colour 2324 that magically seems to go with everything.

quilting closeup

Backing is another favourite - Ikea Nummer fabric.

And binding is a fun orange print.

The quilt finishes at 60" x 72", and it's one of my Q2 FAL finishes. Woo hoo!


  1. woo hoo indeed! great quilt Felicity!

  2. This is awesome! Love the colours and your name for it. I really must try that quilting design. I think it's fun and effective. Great finish

  3. To me the fabric looks so different in this project than in your other one. I think it's the addition of the solid. Interesting how that works! A lovely finish, and I love your loopy quilting.

  4. Ooh, love this - definitely inspiration. (And I Spy Mendocino Octopi!) And I really have to check out the IKEA near my workplace for backing fabrics. :)

  5. Wonderful finish, Felicity! I'm using that backing on a quilt this week as well!

  6. What a gorgeous photo of your beautiful quilt!!!

  7. Great quilt, and a great way to use the leftover fabric from another project.


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