Thursday, September 5, 2013

All Falling Together

Please, if you missed it, go check out my previous post about this quilt.  You wouldn't want to miss anything.

I decided that to keep everything balanced, I should have the sashing between the main playing field and the side pieces be the same width as the squares.  I'm glad I did this, because I think a narrower border would have kept you from seeing that the two were actually separated.  The border is a little wider than I usually add, too.  I cut this at 3.5" because I thought a narrower border wouldn't be enough.
I found that I had four yards of extra-wide, black flannel.  I decided my eyes needed a challenge, so I went with that.  Because trying to hand-finish black binding against black backing with black thread will make me a stronger quilter.  (That entire sentence is written in sarcasm font.)  I don't think I'll make that decision again, but it was appropriate for this quilt.  It also helped me make the difficult decision on what color thread to use.  I opted for the black.
I used a quilting design I learned in a free motion quilting class on Craftsy.  The instructor is Leah Day and she has loads of great stuff on her website.  The design is called Circuit Board and I thought this would be the best way to continue the shapes of the blocks in the quilting.
I think if I did this quilt again, I might take the opportunity to break up the quilting by using different designs in each of the pieces.  While I like my choice for this quilt, I did get a little bored as I went along.  I'm actually rather surprised I managed to keep my scale consistent throughout the quilt.
The finished size of this quilt is way bigger than I thought it would be, but with the size of the design, I think it had to be this big.  I suppose, if I'd made it with blocks smaller than a charm pack provides... but, what is the fun in that? 

All that remains is to create a label and this quilt will be done. 
Vital Statistics
Finished size:  64" wide by 81" long
Top and binding:  Kona Cotton by Robert Kaufman
Backing:  extra-wide, black flannel
Pieced and quilted by me!


  1. Ooh! That's a cool quilt. Love the design.

  2. It looks great! The quilting is perfect for the blocks!

  3. Fabulous! Great design for solids and your quilting is amazing. :)

  4. Wonderful quilt and perfect quilting :)

  5. What a neat quilt and the quilting design is perfect for it! Thanks for sharing.
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  6. Yay Tetris! This is an awesome quilt and the binding and quilting design are perfect for it

  7. Beautiful quilt. You really need a long straight piece to clear that board ;)

  8. Beautiful quilt! I really like the quilting pattern you chose, it really added to the overall design and impact of the quilt. I love Leah's website, such a wonderful source of free motion quilting.

  9. It looks great! Thanks for joining up with TGIFF :)

  10. That quilting design is perfect for this quilt. Very pretty.


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