Monday, August 30, 2010

Raspberry Citrus Confetti Quilt

Yesterday and today were very good quilting days.  All the kiddos took fabulous afternoon naps both days and the babies even took morning naps this morning for 1 1/2 hours.  I got a lot done and was able to finish up this quilt.  I love good nap days.

Once I discovered the technique for a stack & whack wonky block I decided I wanted to make a quilt.  This started as a baby quilt for a friend, but I loved the colors so much that it grew to a twin size quilt for my daughter's bed when we move her out of her toddler bed.  It was so fun and easy to make.  I love how bright it is.  When I look at the whole quilt it certainly looks like confetti to me.  Now we just need a new bed.  The quilt has a large variety of prints; I used only one square of each.  The finished size is 66" x 88".

Check out my tutorial for my Stack & Whack Wonky Block.


I did pebble quilting on the white and scrappy borders and a loopy pattern on the rest of the quilt.

I pulled all my fabric colors from this particular fabric--Malibu in Pink from California Dreamin by Jenean Morrison.  I love this fabric and might need to order a bit more before I can't find it anymore.  I have been saving this 1/2 yd piece for something special.
 

This is one of the few quilts I have made with a plain backing--no piecing at all.  I think I was just being lazy, but this will be a bed quilt so I wasn't as excited about piecing a backing.  I am really liking the idea of using a sheet for quilt backing. I found this sheet at Ikea.  The color was perfect.

I love the feeling of finishing a quilt.  The hard part is choosing what to start on next.  I have about five designs in my head right now.  I'm not sure which one I will choose.  There are just too many options out there. 

6 comments:

  1. It's BEAUTIFUL Kati! Really gorgeous!

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  2. That is one gorgeous quilt! I love, love, love it!!! The colors you chose are amazing. I would love to see that every day.

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  3. I can see why you decided to keep it for your daughter. It is beautiful!

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  4. Kati, it looks great! It's fun to see someone else's design as it progresses. Thanks for demo-ing this at our meeting last month. The day after our meeting, I gathered all my fat quarters to make one of my own of these!

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  5. Hi Kati. I clicked over to your blog today from flickr. Everything is so beautiful! You certainly have a talent for combining fabrics and colors. Thanks for sharing. If I ever start quilting, I will come here for inspiration!!

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  6. Found you through pinterest and I love how fun this quilt looks definitely a great quilt for a young girl but it would look super chic done in monochromatics too. Anyway thanks for the tutorial I made my first quilt in August and it's just a lap quilt but I love it even w just simple squares.

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