Friday, February 8, 2013

The Quilt With No Name

January 2012 I joined Jeni Baker's Half-Square Triangle Block of the Month. Each month she would post a tutorial for a new block and each month I would make the block. If you are a regular follower here, you have seen this quilt progress over the last 13 months. You will also know I don't read directions all the way through and so when I made my first block I didn't read to trim the HST to 3-1/2" squares. Mine were
3-3/4", so instead of taking the entire square apart, I just failed to trim the rest and I ended up with a little bit larger block and quilt and that is just fine with me.
I started with this stack of fabric and just followed along each month.

Finally, after 12 months of making a block a month and then another month to quilt and bind, it is finished and I love it.
I blogged the other day about the walking foot method of circle quilting that I used to quilt this quilt. Now that it has been washed and dried the quilting really pops.



I like the way the back looks, too.


I quilted straight lines in the border that intersect into squares at the corners. Bound with an orange stripe, this one makes my third finish of the year.

 I am well on my way to completing the list I made for the Finish-Along.
she can quilt



 Quilt Stats
Name: The Quilt With No Name
Fabric: Aqua, Orange and Browns, all from stash
Backing: Dottie extra wide in Aqua by Moda
Binding: Marmalade Stripe in Tangerine by Bonnie & Camille
Quilted by: Me, using a walking foot
Thread: Pieced with Aurifil 50 wt., Quilted with Auriful 50 wt. White on the front and Aurifil 50 wt. 1133 on the back. The borders are quilted with Gutermann  593 Brown on the front and the Aurifil 50 wt.1133 on the back.
Size: 55.5" x 71"

I'm linking up with Amanda Jean for Finish it up Friday.

I am taking suggestions for a name for this quilt.




26 comments:

Jo said...

So petty! Wasn't that a fun QAL? I had no sooner finished mine than a friend retired, so i gave it to her. I called mine Congratulations.

suemac said...

Nice. It looks all cozy and ready to snuggle with.

Katy Cameron said...

Super cool :o) I diligently pinned all the tutes... yep, that's as far as I got *ahem*

Patchwork and Play said...

This is too nice to be called "quilt with no name"! What about Marmalade Dream? It's gorgeous!

Sewing Mom said...

It's beautiful and I love the colors! I'm sure it feels wonderful to have it completed!

Cathy said...

It looks awesome!

Leanne said...

You are rocking the FAL! This quilt is lovely, I especially love the quilting.

Lisa said...

Gorgeous! Love the placement of your blocks. A lovely finish, thanks for sharing!

**nicke... said...

goodness di! it is gorgeous! i love how crinkly it looks too! perfect quilting and awesome work on your fal list! 3 finishes is amazing!!!

Marit said...

Looks great - your quilting turned out perfect! Are those wine bottles I see? Yum!

Lynn Cohen said...

I love it too. Wonderful colors, and shapes...and quilting fabulous!

Catherine said...

What a fabulous quilt and I love the way you have quilted it

Canadian Abroad said...

I love this quilt. I am not always a fan of sampler quilts but this one works on all levels. The quilting is amazing!

Flying Blind... said...

Totally gorgeous!

Dianne Neale said...

This just makes me want to start a sampler quilt. Love the colours.

Lesley said...

I'm loving your quilt too! Good choice for the quilting...the circles are great!

factotum-of-arts.com said...

Love it!! Congratulations on your 3rd finish...I am still trying to finish my first one ever.

Cindy Sharp said...

Well done.

Andy said...

Gorgeous quilt and I LOVE the quilting!

Betty said...

Love this quilt and your colors! When I look at it I'm reminded of teepee's and things like the Pendeltons made by native Americans. Good job on your 3 finishes this year - I'm right there with you! Am cutting out petals now for Orange Soda - a labor and time will tell if it is of love!

a maidenhair fern said...

"Take Out". And I love your quilting. Question: since the circles aren't connected, do you back stitch after each one and re-start the next circle? or do you hike all those threads? I love the colors. you've done a beautiful job. congrats!

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

I really like this after it was washed. Your post the other day has inspired me to give this a try with the walking foot. Could I ask what stitch length you use when you quilt with the walking foot?

Chase said...

(Summer sky)...haha..this quilt reminds me the summer sky..the blues and yellow at the early horizon line and sun sits in the afternoon sky... I really like summer sky in Iowa... Clear and clean...I admire your quilting...I plan to buy the walking foot for my bernina machine when I graduate..it is really pricy, but I can see myself using it for quilts..... Congrats on your finish...xc

Annabella said...

Well done Di on another lovely finish, and I do love the quilting.

Tsoniki said...

I love it!! And congrats on another finish!

Kim Thomasson said...

I love the intersecting quilting in the corners. It's just a beautiful quilt.