Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The World of Goo--Finished!

I finished this guy up last night.  I did a couple more blocks of quilting during nap time and put the binding on after all the monkeys went to bed.  It's so satisfying to finish a big project like this.  This one was a lot of fun because it's unique.  My original idea came from Jacquie's not lost in the woods quilt from Tallgrass Prairie Studio. I gained my love of wonky log cabins from her blog.  It's such a great block because no two will ever look the same.

For those who missed it, this quilt got its name during the design process when my husband mentioned it looked similar to the video game World of Goo.  The name just stuck.  This quilt is 60" x 80" finished.  The fabrics are all Kona solids--white, black, coal, ash, and cactus.

On a side note, I took these pictures this morning while my kids were eating breakfast.  It was 3 degrees.  This was my fastest quilt photo session ever.  I'm sure my new neighbor thought I was crazy.




I loosely followed the design of the blocks while quilting.  There are approximately two rows of quilting on each border of the blocks.  I think I turned this quilt 8000 times during the quilting process.  That's why it took so much time to quilt, but I think it was worth it.



The back was lots of fun. I used all my scraps leftover from the front.  I pretty much just sewed pieces together then cut them apart randomly, rotated them and sewed them back together again.  I repeated this multiple times until I was satisfied with the result.




I'm entering this quilt into AnneMarie's contest on Gen X Quilters.

Gen X Quilters

44 comments:

  1. It looks really amazing!!! Both sides. And I'm so impressed that you chose to quilt it the way that you did! I can't imagine turning a quilt that size that often, but you are right. It was worth it!

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  2. Your quilt is just wonderful. I have so enjoyed watching it come together through the photos and blog posts.
    And I just love the back! It is as fabulous as the front!

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  3. It's just fabulous Kati!!! I just went to CHA in LA and they have a lot of quilters/embroidery/yarn and just kept telling them how great you were! haha. Have a wonderful day!

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  4. That is a gorgeous quilt...and I'm amazed at your patience with quilting. I love that it almost looks three dimensional!

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  5. I think this is the best quilt I've ever seen! Love everything about it!

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  6. You are right it was so worth it!!! I absolutely love this quilt...back, front,colours...wow!!!

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  7. I can't tell you how much I love this quilt. It is fantastic! Love your color choices. Love how the quilting shows up on the back. It's just incredibly cool!

    I have one question. Did you cut your thread after quilting each square? If so, what did you do with all of those ends?

    I bet you have some serious muscles after all of that turning!

    Okay, I'll stop gushing now :)

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  8. I adore this quilt. I covet it. I know it will be a while before I can make anything close to this. I think that makes me want it even more.

    I'm not a fan of grey and I'm not a fan of yellow, but somehow these colours together make me feel like a child reaching for a lollipop.

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  9. It looks amazing!! The quilting just adds to the already awesome design, and the back is so cool. Love that improv style piecing. Love love love!

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  10. I love it! The colors look totally different in these pictures. It's spectacular!

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  11. Well done. The diagonal lines give this quilt a lot of energy.

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  12. It is absolutely gorgeous. I do have to say my favourite pictures is the one with it on the chair in the snow. It looks like something I would do, if I was brave enough to do photos out in the snow and cold we are having.

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  13. Brilliant.
    I love the front!
    I love the back!
    I love the quilting and the fabric choices!!!
    A total inspiration!!!

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  14. What a fabulous quilt! Good job!!!

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  15. Holy crud, 3 degrees????? You're dedicated! I love this quilt, it turned out so super fantastic! The quilting looks fantastic, and the back is amazing! Just wow!!!

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  16. Gorgeous! So worth the time and effort. I too wonder what my neighbors must think about me artfully draping quilts & such over bushes, fences, and snowbanks. I've been known to do the same at work (college campus) when I know that my window of opportunity for natural light will be long gone by the time I get home from work.

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  17. the whole thing is just incredible! I can't decide if I like the front or the back better...

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  18. Kati! I LOVEEEEEE this! The front is gorgeous, but the quilting and the back are spectacular!! Awesome!

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  19. 1. I think probably all quilt bloggers' neighbors think they are crazy.

    2. LOVE this quilt! Love the pic of it in the snow on the blue chair.

    3. This is a fantastic quilt to enter in the Love Nest Quilt Contest at GXQ! I really hope you'll link up! So unique!

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  20. Oh, wow, that quilt is AMAZING. I love the quilting, and the back, and everything. PERFECTION!

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  21. Oh. My. Lanta. This is absolutely gorgeous. GORGEOUS. I bow to your willingness (and ability) to turn pivot your quilt under the needle that many times but it most certainly was the right choice - that quilting is perfect.

    Love love love it.

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  22. Needs to go on a wall in an art gallery -- or hanging from the ceiling so everyone can see the back, too.

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  23. Awesome! I love both the front and the back!

    Your quilting is perfect - I don't think I would have had the energy to do all those squares, but that was just the right choice!

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  24. It is great to watch a quilt grow up. It is stunning but I couln't help but chuckle at the thought of how many times you had to turn it during the quilting process.

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  25. I love absolutely everything about this quilt. Apart from the fact that it's not here. with me. now.

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  26. Okay I am in that contest too......
    But your quilt is really a winner.....
    lovely job and creativity.....the quilting is the perfect touch to the blocks... and honestly there is nothing so stunning as solids put together well. You WIN!

    Nice job!
    Happy sewing

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  27. Uh oh! Looks like mega competition over at Gen X. I love your quilt and the quilting is fantastic. Good luck.

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  28. So so nice. The shapes are reminiscent of Hundertwasser's art. Have you heard of him? I'm falling more and more in love with quilting seeing something so neat as this. Great job!

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  29. I am so in love with this quilt! The colors and the wonki-ness are perfection.

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  30. Kati, This quilt is BEYOND FABULOUS!!!! It is absolutely TRAFFIC STOPPING! I am going to have to make one of these. Yea you!

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  31. Thank you for letting us feature this on Modern Day Quilts!

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  32. I'm not sure if I like the front of your quilt better or the back. Both sides are great.

    jam

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  33. Gorgeous front to back! I recently did something similar in greys and yellows but I really love how you used strips of white.

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  34. If I owned this quilt, I wouldn't know which side to show as they are equally beautiful! Love it!

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  35. I love this! May I pin it on Pinterest?

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  36. I love your quilt! Do you have a pattern to share?

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