Introducing The One That Got Away:
I just love this quilt! I think it's whimsical and colourful and playful. As I was putting the coloured bits together, I began with the intention of piecing them into a square, but then I had the idea to amp up the quirkiness by having one piece making its getaway.
I personally love the combination of bright colours with dark grey so I used Kona Charcoal for the background.
For the quilting, I settled on two sets of concentric circles to highlight both The One and the space it left behind. I chose Aurifil 50 weight thread in a dark grey (2605) that provides a lot of texture and just enough contrast. In some spots the intersecting lines make neat diamond shapes, while in others, the lines are nearly parallel to each other - I quite like the diversity of pattern that was created with the quilted lines.
I kept the back simple - Kona Medium Gray.
The finished product is about 39" square.
I'll link up to TGIFF, hosted this week by M-R at Quilt Matters.
The quilting is super on this quilt. I have not been quilting long so I am interested in how you did it. Did you use a walking foot? What sewing machine do you use for quilting? I could not imagine quilting concentric circles on my domestic (Brother) machine even with the relatively small size. Super finish!ReplyDelete
Wow, this is gorgeous, Felicity! I love the whimsy of the one that got away. The quilting is fabulous too. Love, love, love!ReplyDelete
This is a really fun quilt! Love how the back looks like water when drips hit the surface :)ReplyDelete
Whoa! Everything about this quilt is so awesome, love the quilting and the little pieces that got away!ReplyDelete
Oh, it's beautiful! I love your quilting, too. I've been afraid to try that thinking it's going to get all scrunched up. You must have to baste a ton!ReplyDelete
What a gorgeous quilt and the quilting is amazing! I have had to make something just to get it out of my head...it becomes such a relief!!ReplyDelete
This is one of my favorites! Just so unique and fun. Adore your quilting on this!ReplyDelete
I am mesmerized by the quilting on this one!ReplyDelete
I love the overlapping circle quilting - really works brilliantly here.ReplyDelete
I love everything about this... the quilting, the piecing, the colours, but especially... the one that got away! So cute!!ReplyDelete
I love it! Seeing the quilt and reading its name just made me smile!ReplyDelete
Really amazing quilt! the quilting on it is just fantastic!!ReplyDelete
love the colours, love the quilting!ReplyDelete
The title is precious and so is the quilt.ReplyDelete
I love the intersecting circles. BeautifulReplyDelete
This. Is. Brilliant. It's perfection!ReplyDelete
Love! Everything about this quilt is perfect. Colour, quilting, ant that little runaway piece!ReplyDelete
This one is really great and I love the dual centric circles.ReplyDelete
This is a fantastic quilt!ReplyDelete
Love your whimsical approach. Wonderful quilting design!ReplyDelete
"Just because" quilts are the best - and this one in no exception. Everything about this quilt makes me happy!ReplyDelete