Saturday, May 3, 2014

Nature Baby {a finished quilt}

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This baby quilt has it all--

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bunnies, birds, and bees, and a fair amount of polka dots

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constellations and clouds & birds

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adorable singing owls

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pinecones, flowers, chicks & eggs, and some green woodgrain

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a lone butterfly and some dandelion fluff

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undercover birds cleverly disguised as medallions

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The backing has even more birds!  This organic Cloud 9 fabric is available at Joann’s.

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The radiating circles are hypnotic from the back.

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The binding is an Ansonia print by Denyse Schmidt.  I was hoping to use polka dots for the binding, but after auditioning several fabrics I kept coming back to this plaid.  How does Denyse do it?  Every fabric line she designs seems to have a plaid print, and it is always fresh and unique.  She is a fabric designing genius!

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So, I come back to my question from an earlier post, “Can I make a modern quilt?”  I spent a lot of time designing this quilt, from the colors, the asymmetrical negative space, to the dense circular quilting.  And I can confidently answer, yes I can!  Yay!  Now I can go back to making modern traditional quilts.

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The final quilt measures 39” x 39” and is quilted with two layers of batting for extra coziness.

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Have a wonderful weekend!  I’ll be linking this up to Crazy Mom Quilts and Fort Worth Fabric Studio on Friday.

18 comments:

  1. yes, yes!!! You definitely can make a modern quilt Jamie. It's beautiful. I love everything about this quilt!

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  2. This quilt is more than beautiful, the quilting superb and I love all the colors and fabrics. So sooo nice! :-)

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  3. I love all the fabrics you chose for it, and the quilting is amazing. Definitely modern - you did it!!

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  4. This is a wonderful quilt! That circular quilting is out of this world :-)

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  5. It looks beautiful, Jamie, and I love the circular quilting.

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  6. Negative space,color,and circular quilting = Modern! Yes you Can/Did :) I am so in love with the quilting you did on this one Jamie,Awesome!

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  7. This is a wonderful modern quilt, fun fabrics in beautiful colours. You couldn't gave picked a better quilting pattern, I love the circles.

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  8. Your quilt has turned out beautifully. Love the quilting too.
    Hope you have a wonderful week.
    Hugs
    donna

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  9. Denise is a design genius, but I don't think she has much on you!! Love that spiral quilting!! And the plaid binding, sigh! Perfection! Hmmm, may have to do a few of those, now ;)

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  10. Another fantastic quilt Jamie! I LOVE the quilting!! ;)

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  11. I love those owls and bees and the backing fabric is gorgeous.
    How long did it take you to quilt that and did you use a walking foot or???
    Really lovely.

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  12. Gorgeous quilt. I'm in awe of your spiral quilting. How did you do the quilting?

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  13. Beautiful! I agree with Emily - that spiral quilting is amazing!!

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  14. Beautiful fabrics! Great work with the spiral!

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  15. Indeed you can! Love this.

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  16. I am not going to label it...other than to say it is gorgeous!!!

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