Friday, December 11, 2020

Colleen's Blue Quilt

To say that I've got a lot going on these days is a huge understatement. Between shopping for gifts, decorating the house (the tree's not done but everything else is), both kids' birthdays this month, my own quilt projects with deadlines, a few customer quilts and Girl Scouts....there's a lot on my plate. This morning I'm taking a few minutes before I get back into it to share another beauty recently completed for a customer.
 
Colleen brought me this pretty blue quilt to stitch up for her.  It's a gift for one of her nephews.  
I don't know what pattern she used (I might just have to ask her) but I like the way it turned out.  It has plenty of visual interest and the bits of dark tan give it the right amount of pop.
Here it is in process.  Unfortunately I forgot to take a "before" photo. She chose a pretty Glide Tar Heel thread for the front that shows just enough.  Glide in Mocha was used for the back.
Colleen chose the Modernish panto and we were both really happy with the way it helped soften the straight lines just a bit while also being a little masculine feeling.
For the backing she brought a nice subtle blue and black print that coordinated nicely with the front and was just "solid" enough that the quilting showed up somewhat.
I'm sure her nephew will love this quilt and will treasure it because she made it just for him.
Colleen brought me another quilt for another nephew to stitch so stay tuned for that reveal.
 


4 of you added your own colorful comments:

  1. please find out what pattern Colleen use, would love to make one myself.

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    1. I got a chance to call Colleen and ask. The quilt is a Disappearing 9 Patch version. She made the 9 patch blocks as normal and cut them apart but instead of sewing each grouping back together like a typical Disappearing 9 Patch, she just randomly laid out the block pieces in rows as she liked and then sewed the pieces together. It was a great idea and I like the way it turned out.

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  2. Lovely quilt! The pattern looks easy: a large square with 2 strips and a small square on the corner.

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  3. It looks like it could be a disappearing 9 patch.

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