February 10, 2009

My scrappy blues *updated*

My scrappy blues have now been quilted AND photographed, so I can show it (partly) to you all.

I have stippled it intensely - remember those blue coins are just 4'' x 2'', as I decided to use my last bits of batting, some of them quite small :) So scrappy blues it is:

I like how the coins seem to pop up from the quilt!Quilting around the blue coins resulted in a brilliant effect on the back too:
Now I need to finish the binding and sew it on - that will take some time, be warned!
But overall, I am pretty happy with this one! Yay :o)

25 January 2009:
I finished this Coin Quilt patchwork top yesterday evening. I decided to name it "My scrappy blues".
Naturally, I wanted to tell the wold (= you) about it immediately but I had to wait for daylight to take some photos...
* Blue scraps of all kinds, 45 varieties/2 blocks of each
(some of the fabrics are from my very first attempts, back in 1997!)
* Connected with semi-bleached cotton, that I have recently gotten a huge pile of, for FREE *dancing around with joy*. It is slightly heavier than the rest of my stash, but I think it will work out nicely.
* The blocks are 4,5 x 2,5'', including seam allowances.
* The strips are 2,5'' wide.
* Final size, without binding, is 64 x 42'' (162 x 107 cm)
Gosh, I did not realize I had so much blue - and there are still some blues I have not used!

Also, I tried to use up some of my thread rolls, filling up the limited space I have available - 3 small rolls used :) Consider that a tip free to use!

I have dyed some of the cotton into a dusty blue, perhaps that would do for the backing... hmmmm...


Millie said...

Kvinta, the blue coin quilt is just so pretty. Blue is one of my favorite colors. The blue and white blocks are so striking. I am going to add this to my list of quilts I like to make. Just lovely!

Louann said...

I love the quilt. I think stippling would look great. Nice job!

Kerri said...

coin quilts are one of my favorites, and i love all the lovely blue fabrics!! this is going to be so beautiful when finished! i also think that stippling would add so much to it.

Millie said...

Kvinta, thanks for stopping by at my blog. I like to use some of the leftover red and tan "worms" for a Chinese Coin quilt like your blue and white one.

Tracey said...

This is outstandingly (is that even a word?) beautiful!!!! I love it. You make amazing quilts!

Two Dogs and a Quilt said...

I really love the blues in this quilt. Simple, clean lines and yet so beautiful. Thanks for the nice comment on my blog, too.

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

Lovely! Next time you need scraps, let me know and I will find the appropriate colors for you somewhere in my five gallon buckets of scraps!

Kerri said...

It turned out so lovely!! Love the effect on the back!