Tuesday, June 2, 2015

so random {a finished quilt}

Hello friends, happy Tuesday to you all.

I have a new, totally unplanned, quilt to show you today. 


What do you think? I'm still trying to decide whether I like the sparse randomness of this quilt or not. Thankfully I'm leaning towards liking at this point :).


It's a mix of Steam Punk blocks I made a while back, some log cabin orphan blocks, and low volume prints and solids for the background.


I channeled my inner Leanne and did this dense, slightly uneven straight line quilting. Now, this kind of quilting takes time, and lots of thread (11 bobbins to be precise) but I adore its final look so I'd say it's totally worth it. And fun. And kind of meditative, too :).


 I used bright green (I think it's Kona Lime) fabric for the backing. I love how it adds such a nice contrast to the finished quilt. Plus, it shows off all the stitching so very beautifully ♥♥♥.

The quilt finished at 57" x 60" making it a nice lap sized quilt.

Thanks for reading. Svetlana

34 comments:

  1. It's completely gorgeous Svetlana! What a great way to showcase your steam punk blocks! I can only imagine how long the quilting took!

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  2. Oh wow, I think this is absolutely fabulous! I want to steel (borow) ;-) your idea for the steam punk blocks!! I love the improv look of the quilt!

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  3. The matchstick quilting gives the quilt a lot of texture, which I think enhances a quilt with sparse design. To me, it looks like an art gallery piece and not a quilt! However, I know it's much warmer and cuddlier than canvas ever could be! Very interesting piece to look at overall.

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  4. Beautiful. Peaceful, yet so happy and alive - especially with that great lime backing. Quilting is perfect and it does look like a piece of art.

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  5. I so love this quilt! Perfection!

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  6. Absolutely love this quilt!

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  7. I love this quilt! It looks fabulous! :)

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  8. It looks almost scientific - like something you would see in a laboratory! Love it - unique and creative!

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  9. You put those orphans together beautifully!

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  10. A great way to showcase some unmatched blocks! And the modern quilting is perfect with the modern design. Jxo

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  11. Such a creative use of your blocks. And the quilting is awesome!

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  12. the spareness is wonderful and open, like a breath of fresh air.

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  13. So fresh and modern. I like it very much.

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  14. I have never been particularly fond of the steam punk block but I am changing my mind because of this quilt. They really give the quilt some movement and make me think of a perpetual movement machine I saw once at the university.art museum. The quilt is great and extra stars to you for being so bold. I would hang it on my wall any day. Well done!

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  15. I'm loving this quilt! The randomness of the steam punk blocks and the piecing is so fab!

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  16. I really love your quilt. Very Modern.

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  17. I like your piece very much. It is calming, yet has a vitality to it that is very inviting.

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  18. Your design sense is unreal! I simply love this quilt. The composition is so beautifully organized....and so unique. The colors, textures and quilting just couldn't be better. You are a genius when it comes to original and pleasing quilt works. I am a forever fan!

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  19. Love those steampunk blocks and the dense quilting. And the lime green backing is perfect!!

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  20. Your quilt is beautiful and that quilting is awesome. I love it.

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  21. Your quilt is gorgeous and really inspiring ! Thanks for sharing.

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  22. What a cool quilt! What color thread did you use for the quilting? On the front it appears to be white or off white, but against the green on the back it looks beige or yellow.

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  23. I love this quilt! This quilt reminds me of the summer drives to the annual trip from San Diego to lake Havasu for a week or so, in passing is when you see those LARGE Electricity mills that span over a few miles and are almost as far as the eye can see! This is what it reminds me of with each large 'mill fan' and all the other randomness reminds me of the random buildings, roads, plants, etc. Super love this!

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  24. That is superb! The wheel blocks are on my to do list...

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  25. I love the quilting but talk about TIME. wow. 11 bobbins is a phenomenal amount of cotton

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  26. I think it is wonderful. The repeated elements (steam punk blocks, typewriters, and text) help counter the randomness. Great job!

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  27. I don't think I can say anything more than what's been said, but this is so very stunning. Perfect in every way : )

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  28. Wow what a wonderful quilt! Those steam punk blocks are great in this!

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  29. Wow what a wonderful quilt! Those steam punk blocks are great in this!

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  30. *channelling* your inner Jinzenji? :-) Love the close quilting but 11 bobbins....? Pass.

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  31. I adore this quilt, the quilting just makes it even more beautiful! I am catching up on my reading and so glad I did not miss seeing this beauty.

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