Monday, April 11, 2011

Innocent Crush Diamonds--Finished!

This was a fabulous sewing weekend.  We had our third sewing Saturday with the Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild.  It was four great hours of chatting, eating and sewing.  I made quite a bit of progress quilting this guy.  Then I came home and quilted for two more hours that night to finish it up.  I attached the binding Sunday afternoon and threw it in the wash in time to get some photos taken last night before it was too dark.  Luckily it was a nicer day, although super cold.  We've had snow four of the past eight days, and this week isn't shaping up to be much better.  I'm wishing for warm weather.

My new neighbors were watching me take photos while they ate dinner.  I just acted completely normal like people do this everyday, but once again, I'm sure they think I'm crazy.










It crinkled up nice and soft in the wash.  It's quite a heavy quilt with all that linen.  I love the look of the 100% linen but probably won't be using it again anytime soon.  It's a beast to work with.

This quilt is completely inspired by this fabulous quilt from Crafts by Abby.  Loved it the second I saw it!

The finished size is approximately 60" x 75".  The diamonds are 4.5" cut at 45 degrees.  The sashing is 1" finished.  I quilted 6 lines along each sashing strip going one direction and 4 lines going the other direction.  I think this will be my official quilt, at least for a while.

{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations

46 comments:

  1. This is stunning.
    It looks like it was so much work to piece . . .
    but it's absolutely beautiful.
    And I like the back (almost!) as much as the front!

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  2. I'm so glad you're keeping it for yourself! ... it's beautiful :)

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  3. It came out beautifully! Great work!

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  4. Wow, Kati, this is just so gorgeous!! I think you definitely deserve to keep this one all to yourself :)

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  5. Wow...that is one beautiful quilt!

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  6. I love the way the light aqua diamonds "shimmer" forward in the stand-back shot at the top!

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  7. Very beautiful quilt! Fun photos of it, too, even if the neighbors WERE watching!

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  8. Wow! This quilt is just stunning, I love how the fabrics look with the linen, and the straight line quilting is just perfect. The back is awesome, I agree I think this one is for sure a keeper!

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  9. This was super awesome in person! I haven't really worked with linen a lot and I'm always afraid of it. And it's super expensive!!! Great job woman!!

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  10. I bet your neighbors were thinking, "Wow, WHERE did she get such a super awesome amazing quilt?? No wonder she's taking pictures of it!" : )

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  11. This quilt is so beautiful. You really chose an excellent pattern to showcase the Innocent Crush fabrics!

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  12. I'm so glad you were able to get it done, Kati! I didn't realize the diamonds were that big until I saw it on Saturday. It really is a beautiful quilt.

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  13. Wow, it's absolutely beautiful!

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  14. It turned out absolutely beautiful. Congrats on the finish!

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  15. Um, GORGEOUS!! There is no other word to describe it. I am in awe!!!
    On a side note, I always take my pictures on Sunday morning when I know that my neighbor is at church :)

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  16. I love it! The back is absolutely gorgeous, too. All your hard work really paid off!

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  17. It's gorgeous! The quilting is devine :-) Enjoy snuggling with it!

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  18. I LOVE this quilt!! Not to mention innocent crush is one of my favorite lines...and it looks amazing as diamonds! Great job!!

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  19. The linen is wonderful! It's not as bad if you're using it a bit wider than those 1" strips. Fabulous finish!

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  20. Lovely -- and don't worry about the neighbors 'cause they're probably wondering where they can get a fantastic quilt like yours.

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  21. as the comments say, this quilt is wonderful! love the fabric choice, the backing is beautiful and the quilting looks great! A really nice finish!

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  22. This is indeed a beauty! It reminds me of the sun shining through a stained glass window! Beautiful!

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  23. Beautiful. I love the look of innocent crush fabrics against the linen.

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  24. I bet your neighbors think you're super cool and wish they could get their hands on one of your quilts! Good job sticking to it and getting it done!

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  25. This looks stunning - I love how the solid you used makes everything else appear to glow. I especially love the back - like looking out a window at beautiful scenery.

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  26. Beautiful! I love that they are cut on the angle like that, and the solid that you used does make them look awesome! I would love to make a quilt like this sometime!

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  27. Truly and utterly butterly gorgeous!

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  28. Wow! This came out beautifully!

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  29. This is so beautiful Kati! This will be an heirloom quilt.

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  30. This diamond pattern is just stunning!! I especially like the quilting treatment. Beautiful!

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  31. I absolutely love it!!! It makes me wish I could sew while I'm here. I love the back too. I want to see it in person when I get home.

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  32. Kati, this is beautiful! You did such a good job!

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  33. It's a beauty! Congratulations on a job well done.

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  34. Ok. If I were your new neighbor, I wouldn't be thinking you're crazy. I'd be wondering how I could sneak in and steal the quilt without you noticing. Beautiful.

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  35. Well I do think you are crazy. Crazy-darn good!! Hello? This quilt is AMAZING. And that word is surely underrated for how good this is.

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  36. Your quilt is beautiful! I absolutely love it!

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