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Monday, April 21, 2014

Sister Quilt #2 - Quilt top!

 

I was on a roll this weekend! My second Sisters' Ten BOM (block of the month) quilt, made last year through a very thorough and helpful BOM at Gen X Quilters, is finally on its way to completion. For months the blocks and sashing sat in a plastic tin - no more! You know when you get the urge to work on something? Yep.


This quilt is special to me (left in picture^^) because I already made a similar one for my sister (in her colors) (right in picture). This one is for me. I'll be sharing a bit more about that when its done and we take pictures of both quilts together! Hopefully this spring!


This one shows the colors a bit better. I used Kona Medium Gray as the background, and a palette of my favorite sunset colors (purple, red, red-orange, and orange). The scrappy strips of colored fabric (in the negative space) are my own addition to the BOM quilt; I also added them to Marisa's quilt.



Mike and I saw the stained glass effect in this picture, and he suggested that we tape the quilt up against the window. Thrilled with the results (thanks, sweetie!):



I want to do this with all of my quilt tops now! Like, ALL of them. Also, I didn't press the middle sashings yet, so I bet it would look even cooler when neatly pressed. :)

Photoshoot outtakes:





Hope you got to spend some time outside, too! We waited a little too long (too much food) to get the *best* natural light pictures, but that's okay (plus, there's always the final photoshoot).




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19 comments:

  1. Hurray! I love the layout and scraps in the sashing.

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  2. Oooh, it's so pretty - the orangeyness and gray, beautiful! And sweet pics of your sisters - love it!

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  3. Totally cool quilt!!! Love the colors and placement of the blocks!!

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  4. so pretty, I love the little splashes of scraps in the negative space :) And I love the stained glass effect!!!

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  5. Very cool colour combo particularly up against the light it looks like stained glass...yummy

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  6. This is gorgeous, I love the setting!

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  7. Seriously loving this top!! The colors are fab!!

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  8. Hi Jess! Beautiful quilt as the First one which went to your sister! I love quilt Top photos front of the light - I really like the pattern that all the seams create. Your photos are great and fun! x Teje

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  9. I love the love in these two quilts, and their photo shoots :) I am making a quilt for one of my sisters now, and it is a special thing :) Can't wait to see this one finished...love the oranges with the gray!

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  10. I love your color combo. It is just so pretty to look at. I also like to take pictures against the light :) and funny pics with your sis just makes me smile.

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  11. A great layout and will love to see what creative quilting you do in all that negative space.

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  12. what a great layout! You'll have a lot of fun with all the blank space for quilting.

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  13. VERY pretty and you two are as cute as your quilt! :)

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  14. It looks great! And I love the scrappy bits you added to the sashing! Absolutely awesome!

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  15. So cool Jess! Such a modern look with the solid in the center!

    Thanks so much for linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  16. Love how you created a modern setting from BOMs. May inspire me to tackle a set again!

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  17. Looks great! Thanks for linking to TGIFF!

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