Friday, March 7, 2014

Isabelle's Quilt

The window of opportunity for outdoor photographs was very short today so as soon as the quilt was out of the dryer I quickly went outside, in poor light I might add, for a few photos.  Also, the recipient has waited a long time for this so I wanted to be able to get it to her as soon as possible.


For the blocks, I used Kati's tutorial for Stack & Whack Wonky blocks.  To make the most of the fabric, I didn't make the blocks too terribly wonky (the wonkier they are, the more you have to trim away to square them up which obviously equals more waste) so it's not too crazy but still has a nice, moderately wonky look.


The recipient of the quilt is crazy about owls, and her mom found this super cool owl print on Spoonflower.  It didn't make sense to use it in the blocks on the quilt top but for the back, awesome!


For the first time I tried a loopy all over quilting design, but did a double loop instead of singles for a bit more interest.  It was fun and super fast and I'd recommend something like this to someone starting out in free motion quilting.


Quilt stats:
Finished size:  65" x 86"
Pattern:  Stack & Whack Wonky blocks
Fabric:  Cuzcu by Kate Spain, Kona Snow, a few random extra prints for fun, including the owls, and Moda Bella 'Clementine' (binding)
Quilted by:  me, using Aurifil 50wt cotton thread #2021 in an overall double loop design

21 comments:

Erica said...

This is really lovely and I love the owls on the back - such a great touch! I am sure this quilt will be well loved :)

Debbie said...

Really sweet! I like the 'moderately wonky' blocks and what perfect quilting - I like that double swirl. Nicely done on the back too!

Amanda said...

This turned out so well. I'm sure it's soon to be owner will love it!! I really love the double loop quilting. Will definitely need to try that some time.

Samantha said...

Oh those owls are great! I love how this quilt turned out. The quilting is great too!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Heather! This is so beautiful quilt! I love your Fabrics and the pattern is great! I need to try it. Owl fabric is Super! x Teje

DeborahGun said...

I love this! It is pretty, and a cute design. Where those wonky blocks as easy to make as the tutorial sounds? The owls on the back make it extra special too. Thanks for the hint about the quilting too. I am hoping to start some FMQ soon so I will keep this in mind as an easier design.

Patchwork and Play said...

What a great quilt Heather! I love the owl print on the back, and the double swirls even look like the owl's eyes! Very clever indeed!

nicole said...

It turned out perfectly Heather! Your quilting is amazing and i love that strip of owls on the back!

Annabella said...

It's gorgeous Heather - a great finish :)

Alisa said...

It's a beautiful quilt, Heather! A great finish!

M-R Charbonneau said...

Beautiful, Heather! I just used a double loop on a recent quilt too and it is a great variation for beginners!

Izzy said...

What a great finish! I love the owls on the back and the quilting is perfect.

mle said...

Fantastic quilt! I'm sure the recipient will love it. Really great work!

Cheryl said...

Very nice finish! I love the colors and prints you used.

Lea said...

What a wonderful quilt! Love the fabrics and you're quilting is beautiful. This looks like a soft and snuggly quilt.

Carla said...

Back art is a favourite. Great finish

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Very sweet! The wonky blocks look great and the owls are adorable!

madfabriholic said...

Gorgeous! the wonky blocks are great, and the back is wonderful!

Dan Vandersluis said...

As the recipient - I love it - LOVE it!! Amazing and so thrilled.

Kate said...

This is awesome!! I love the quilting on it, and while the owl print isn't my thing, it's definitely perfect for someone who loves owls and I love that you made it the "star" of the back!

Katherine said...

Fabulous finish, Heather! Love the colours in this line and this design makes the most of them. Smiling at those owls - awesome designer touch!