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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Seafaring and NTT

Happy Needle and Thread Thursday, friends!  My wild thing's quilt is all finished, and already in use on his bed, and let me tell you- it is definitely snuggle-worthy.

The pops of yellow, paired with the darker blues and grays give this quilt so much sparkle and depth, and I never seem to get tired of the Stacked Squares illusion.

I picked a dense ripple quilting pattern, and it adds lots of movement and texture.  As much as I love finishing my own quilts, my neck is glad that I sent this one to the long arm quilter.

On the back, I chose a gray print with tiny plus signs, and it perfectly compliments the strip of block leftovers that I added down the center of the backing.  And of course, I am in love with the way the quilting shows up against it!

For the binding, I chose a denim blue tonal fabric that almost has a Grunge look to it.  I usually like solid bindings when my quilt is a little busier, but I wasn't able to find a solid shade of blue I really liked.  I'm happy with the way this binding frames the quilt though.  It adds a little something extra to the quilt while still looking simple and clean.

This quilt is queen sized, measuring about 86" x  94", and it already looks amazing in my son's bedroom.  The stormy shades of blue and gray, sunny yellow, and ripple quilting all add to this quilt's nautical vibe, so I've decided to call this one Seafaring.

Last week's party was full of amazing inspiration!  This Jelly Roll Waves quilt by Anja Quilts is super cute!

I love this string quilt by Sew Preeti Quilts.  The colors are so soothing.

This lovely quilt top is by Linda at Koka Quilts.

And these two low volume beauties by Gretchen's Little Corner are so calming.

Wow!  So much awesomeness linked up last week.  I can't wait to see what you're working on now.  Let's get our party started!

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  1. Well done! You nailed it on the quilting, it really gives great movement! The colors are wonderful, I'm sure he's going to love it for years!

  2. It has so much movement--beautiful! Love the color combination.

  3. Yeah for a great quilt finish! The quilting pattern really added a lot of lovely movement. I need to keep that design in mind for some future quilt I make.

  4. Your wild thing's quilt is lovely - great color choices!

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  6. That is a huge snuggle-worthy quilt. I love the back just as much as the front. Thank you featuring my Enchanted Lake on NTT :-)

  7. Hi there! Love the quilt. Where did you get the Stacked Squares pattern? I have been looking for it everywhere. Thank you!

  8. That looks amazing, Kelly! The quilting just takes it over the top :)

  9. Love the quilting on your 'wild thing', very effective! And thank you for featuring my quilt this weeek too.

  10. Love your top quilt. The stacked block effect is wonderful.

  11. Love your quilt, especially the quilting! Just fantastic. Such fun quilts featured too.

  12. I love this quilt. The movement is awesome. Thanks again for the shout out.


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