Friday, April 26, 2013

pink bricks {a finished quilt}

My Pink Bricks quilt saga has come to an end. The quilt is finished, I'm happy with the way it turned out, I can stop obsessing. That is, of course, until I start a new quilt and start obsessing all over again :)


Somehow, I kept changing my mind again and again as I was making this quilt. First it was the pattern, then I decided to add some white to the mix of fabrics which required another rearranging. And, to make the whole process much more "interesting", I made the quilt top way too large. It was huge!


See my attempt at making my design wall larger to make it all fit? That itself should have been a red flag since I did not need a huge quilt. So I removed a few rows and columns (after they were all pieced together, of course) and finally ended up with the quilt I wanted, phew!!!!


I then used luxuriously soft pink minky for the backing. I have to say, it makes for such a wonderfully cuddly quilt. Even my son, who otherwise refuses to touch anything pink, loves wrapping himself in it.


I did straight line quilting about 1/4" along both sides of each seam. Simple, yet effective for this kind of quilt, I think.
 

Finished size of the quilt is 55" x  63" which makes for a nice lap sized quilt.


Hope you all have a very lovely weekend. Svetlana

33 comments:

  1. Beautiful, such a pretty and modern palette :)

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  2. I am loving all these peaceful, low volume quilts I'm seeing lately & yours is one of the best. The soft browns & pinks & blues are so lovely.

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  3. I would love to cuddle with this one, too! Such a beauty!

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  4. Beautiful quilt!! Worth the agony, don't you think?

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  5. A vote for pink from a boy! That does make it a winner! I love it! The softness is balanced out by the brown spotted fabric! Great job!

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  6. They all work beautifully together......the colors, the design, the minky!

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  7. I think it's so beautiful! I love the soothing palette, but it still has enough variety.
    Very pretty!

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  8. It looks great, glad you got it worked out in the end!

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  9. The quilting is perfect for the design, and I love how the colors work together.

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  10. Love the softer colour combo!

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  11. It's beautiful! Did you use batting or, because you were using minky, left it out?

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  12. did you stitch in the ditch or only the two quarter inch seams outside the ditch??

    Beautiful quilt ! :)

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  13. I just love the combination of fabrics in this one! Just beautiful. Why do you obsess? All your quilts are gorgeous!

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  14. Once again a beautiful quilt ; )

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  15. Very nice! The colour palette is so soothing.

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  16. This is such a calming quilt! Love it!

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  17. It really has turned out to be wonderful, I love it.

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  18. It's so beautiful and I love the backing, wonderful work as usual!

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  19. Very nice low volume quilt! I love the simplicity and subtle-ness of it.

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  20. That turned out really great. You could use the extra blocks for a matching pillow. What kind of batting did you use with the minky

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  21. Such a lovely quilt. It's a real winner.

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  22. Lovely! The colours are so nicely balanced through the quilt.

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  23. This turned out really gorgeous! All the changes you made were worth them. I want to know how you pick such perfect fabrics. I have seen some low volume quilts that are really kind of blah in my opinion, but yours are just so pretty. How do you go about starting to pick your fabrics? I realize it's ever evolving, but how do you start out?

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  24. I love it when a project ends up "just right", even when it's not exactly what we set out to do. Lovely finish!

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  25. I'm glad you changed it up. It's gorgeous!

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  26. You have a lovely ending to your saga. Minkee on the back is just the BEST!

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  27. Love the low volume look of this quilt!

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