Hooray! Another finish!
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:
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.
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.
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!
woo hoo indeed! great quilt Felicity!ReplyDelete
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 finishReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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. :)ReplyDelete
Wonderful finish, Felicity! I'm using that backing on a quilt this week as well!ReplyDelete
What a gorgeous photo of your beautiful quilt!!!ReplyDelete
Great quilt, and a great way to use the leftover fabric from another project.ReplyDelete