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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Needle and Thread Thursday

Happy NTT, friends!  I finished up my Classic Meets Modern sampler quilt, and I am super excited to share it with you today.


I had so much fun designing and making this quilt, though with so many things going on, I was a little stumped on quilting.  It would have been super cool to quilt each block differently, but I'm more of an "all over design" kind of girl.  So, I decided on my favorite fall-back, a nice stipple with 50wt. Aurifil White thread.  It adds just enough texture to give it a good crinkle, and doesn't add to the busy design.

In case you're wondering, I used seven shades of Kona in this quilt- White, Steel, Pool, Turquoise, Royal, Berry, and Parrot.


On the back, I had just enough of this awesome print for a nice center stripe, and the fabric looks like it was just made for this quilt, and I chose to border it with two stripes of the Parrot.  The low volume print on the edges is by Cloud 9, and I really lucked out and found it on clearance.


When it was time to bind the quilt, I really struggled with whether to give the quilt a frame with Berry, or have the binding disappear with Kona Pool.  Ultimately, I wanted this quilt to be cool with a pops of warmth, and I decided I didn't want to add more warm color.  I'm very happy with the choice.

The response to this quilt becoming a quilt along in 2018 was overwhelmingly positive, but I still need to work a few things out before I decide for sure whether that will happen.  I plan on making the decision with plenty of time to spare before the new year though, so stay tuned!

Before we party, take a look at some of my favorite projects from last week!  Nancy at Grace and Peace Quilting linked up this pretty rainbow HST quilt-


This fun one was made by Laura at Slice of Pi Quilts-


and finally, I love the transparency illusion in this quilt by Paige at Quilted Blooms-


I can't wait to see what's happening in your sewing space this week.  Let's party!

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19 comments:

  1. very colorful quilts - love them all and all so different

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  2. I think the stipple works wonderfully. And the pieced backing is awesome.

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  3. Your quilt is striking in solids! What I really like about it is that you use different colors as the background color in various blocks. I know there are many other things to say about the awesomeness here, but I'm such a Kona Snow girl and it would be too easy for me to use that throughout a design like this. The result is noteworthy, though -- there's so much to look at here, but everything feels very balanced. Well done!

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  4. Such a neat quilt! I love your choice of binding, it frames beautifully and yet doesn't stop the flow of the pretty colors and fun blocks. Really nice job!

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  5. Absolutely love your sampler quilt! Hope you decide to do the 2018 QAL :-) And the stippling was a great choice for quilting it.

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  6. Love your sampler in solids, and the back is wonderful, I love how you added the central stripe.

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  7. Congrats on a the sampler finish. It's cool and crisp with a nice spring feel to it.

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  8. Your style is so unique to you, those colors just say Kelly!!

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  9. Wow.Fabulous sampler and the back caught my eye.Love your eye fabric combo!!

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  10. Oh, that sampler is just gorgeous. Don't you just want to sit and look at it for a bit longer? I do! The colors are just lovely!

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  11. Hey Kelly!! I sure love sampler quilts and yours takes the cake! It's fantastic!! The colors you chose are perfect!! Way to go!!

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  12. Thanks for the feature! Love your solid sampler quilt! Solids have my heart every time!

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  13. Kelly, I've never really cared for samplers, too blah. I LOVE yours, the block choices, the color choices, the layout, AWESOME! I'm waiting with baited breath to see if you'll host a QAL!

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  14. Oh my gosh!! I just Love Love Love this quilt! It is beautiful! I would be all for a QAL! ;)

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  15. Lovin' the colors of your quilt! Then I scrolled down a bit more and saw you featured my rainbow quilt post!!! Thank you!

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  16. What a lovely combination of colors! Just beautiful! And stipping was the right choice! Kelly, thank you for featuring Positively Transparent!

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  17. I love the colour choices for your quilt. The blue and green make it look so 70's!

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  18. What a pretty quilt you made, as always. Those colors are perfect. Yes, those retro colors are favorites :)

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  19. Lovely sampler quilt! The colors work great together.

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