Saturday, June 16, 2012

the spools {finished}

I finished my Spools quilt and I could not be happier with how it turned out.


This quilt is a mix of two Denyse Schmidt quilts. First one, the top, is based on her Spools quilt.


Here it is, all ready for the basting stage, yay! I totally, totally love the way all these improv blocks look. Oh, and the color palette might be my very favorite color combo ever. It's just so fresh, and pretty, and summery. Yum!!!


I used a beach blanket in Denyse's book Denyse Schmidt quilts as an inspiration for the back of my quilt. I joined Kona Robin Egg and Kona Lemon together using some washi fabric in coal as well as Kona Orange. I must say, I think this is a perfect way to make a quilt backing. It's interesting and pretty, yet I din't have to spend hours working on another "quilt top" for the back.


I quilted it in a grid pattern. It meant a lot of tedious straight lines but I do love the final look, so it was definitely worth it.


I totally surprised myself when it came to choosing a binding. I usually go for a darker fabric to sort of frame the whole quilt. I actually planned on using my favorite washi fabric in coal but changed my mind in the very last minute and I went with Kona Ash. I'm really glad I did, too. I think it complements the quilt so nicely.

 

Finished size of this quilt is 80" x 88", perfect size for our bed. Here I am, standing on the stool, trying to hold the beast up for the picture. Oh, it's HEAVY!!!


I'm submitting this quilt to
Link up your entry starting June 10!

Hope you all have a wonderful Father's Day weekend. Svetlana


32 comments:

  1. Love, love this quilt- both the front and the back! I'd really like to give something like this a try.

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  2. Your quilt is WONDERFUL! Great job.

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  3. This is beautiful!!! I'm a new obsessed follower of yours and love all the color pallets you use.

    The back is so fun !!
    Love it all.

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  4. It is gorgeous!! Well done! I love the colors, and the binding is great!

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  5. SO gorgeous, Svetlana! I love the color scheme!

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  6. The quilting looks oh-so-nice. Good for you going for the straight line grid. Agreeing on the binding too. In this quilt light binding really lets the top shine.

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  7. genial, que colores mas hermosos te felicito... ;)

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  8. This is SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I love the colors! Can you tell us readers what you used?? I love DS and need to get her new book!

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  9. I love everything about this - the fabrics, the colours, the design and of course the quilting!

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  10. very nice quilt. Thanks for the reminder about Summer Sewing Contest.

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  11. Beautiful! The colors are great and the straight line quilting really works on this. Very pretty!

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  12. Just gorgeous! The quilting really sets it off beautifully :)

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  13. It looks just great! I love the pic of you holding it up. hehe :)

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  14. This is SO beautiful and such a great color scheme!!

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  15. It is wonderful! Love the grid, love the back.

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  16. really beautiful... so fresh for sure! And the quilting looks great!

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  17. This is SO beautiful, Svetlana! I love what you have done!! I agree - your quilting is perfect!

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  18. Love it, great job, love the back, love the colors!

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  19. It's gorgeous and I love the back. Good luck with contest :)

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  20. Very cool, and love how you quilted it. Good luck in the comp :o)

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  21. Grey looks great! The quilting compliments it perfectly and I love the pop of orange on the back!

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  22. Oh it's brilliant! Good luck!

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  23. Lovely finish! I'm working up the nerve to make a bed-size quilt. We need a new spread. Maybe yours is just the inspiration I need. And I love the back of your quilt. The yellow and orange are just so unexpected. I love them!

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  24. I love your quilt and the wonderful colors you used. The back is perfect - just enough interest without too much additional sewing :)

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  25. Such a beautiful quilt! Refreshing in style and colors!

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  26. I love your quilts. A question please: what batting do you use? and how do you get all that fabric on your machine? do you have a long-arm machine as well? Or do strips and sew them together after they are quilted(what I do)? I'm at cocos.loft@gmail.com - thanks!

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  27. The color palette is awesome, and I think the grid quilting really helps the pattern pop! Beautiful quilt!

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  28. This is wonderful. Love the combination of colours

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  29. I like it on your bed. Looks fresh and cheery. It makes me look forward to having my first own quilt for our bed.

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  30. This is a great quilt, both front and back!

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  31. I love this quilt .... colours , design, quilting ... all of it.! I'm currently cutting out Spools templates , wish I could just go the improv !!!

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