Friday, May 18, 2012

The Color Quilt--Finished

Amy's Creative Side

This quilt just makes me happy--1328 squares later.  Final size is around 70" x 90".  I'm so excited to have this one all finished, but I also really enjoyed the design process for the front and the back. Arranging and rearranging the fabrics is such a fun part of the process for me.  It's like making a puzzle fit together without a picture.  As many of you know, I love designing with lots of color.  This quilt was made from lots of charms from my color wheel swaps.  More about the making of this quilt top here.


The back is improv pieced almost entirely from my scrap boxes. I love the wonky-ness of it compared to the front.  I really do believe that quilts need fabulous backs too.



The color wheel binding:  I used about 18 different fabrics and sewed them together in order of the color wheel, of course. 




I used my standard loopy quilting.  I really need to get out of my rut one of these days.


I'm linking up to the Blogger's Quilt Festival.  Head on over to Amy's Creative Side and check out all the great quilts being posted!

101 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous quilt! Congratulations!!

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  2. Wow! Gorgeous as usual! Love the improv blocks against the white background.

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  3. This os absolutely fantastic!!!

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  4. Wow !
    And the back ! It's amazing ! The front is gorgeous but the back is really really beautiful !

    I need to get out of my comfort zone too when I quilt... I'm stuck with either loops or meandering stitches. It's getting boring !

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  5. A favorite, for sure! It's beautiful.

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  6. Wow Kati! So happy to see this one finished! Its gorgeous :o)

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  7. Wow is right!! I love every detail of this quilt! It is so gorgeous and very happy!! Thank you for sharing!

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  8. Kati, this is gorgeous! I love the back, too....and your binding is perfect! I'm sure it took forever to get all those squares together, but what an outstanding product. I love it!

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  9. This quilt is so beautiful. The colors great. The work seems as if it was a lot. Thanks for showing.

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  10. Love it - the 'back' is perfect too!

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  11. I have enjoyed watching this one come together. It has turned out to be stunning, every detail is excellent. And I just love the back, truly as much as the front.

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  12. A wonderful quilt, I love the watercolor appearance. The back is a new quilt itself. It is a 2 in 1 quilt. I would never be able to work so much for back.

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  13. This is one of the most amazing quilts I have ever seen! I totally love love love it! Wonderful job. Are you going to cuddle in it? Give as a gift? Wall hanging?

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  14. Hi Kati! I'm your fan! I love colourful quilts and you are just so talented with them! This quilt is amazing and so beautiful! x Teje

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  15. Stunning stunning stunning although I confess I like the back even more than I love the front - you really do make great quilt backs - I always reach for the cheater print at that point in the process!

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  16. The back is just as good as the front! Its like two quilts in one! Beautiful!

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  17. Wow is this fabulous or what!! :) Nice work!

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  18. Fantastic on both sides! I don't know which side I like better so I'm giving this two thumbs up. Love it!!

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  19. Fantastic on both sides! I don't know which side I like better so I'm giving this two thumbs up. Love it!!

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  20. I was so excited to see the title of your post in my reader. I love the quilt. It's amazing.

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  21. Fabulous!!! LOVE the back, but also appreciate all the work to layout that front. Congratulations on a great finish!

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  22. I love the Color effect on the front. And the back is so different but fits so well!

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  23. Oh you have done it again!!!! I have always loved you pixel color quilt and this is another all time favorite amazing!!

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  24. Just stunning, Kati! Perfect, front and back.

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  25. I can't handle it. It's too awesome! You are the queen of the color quilt!!!

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  26. This quilt is perfect in every way...the back, the front, the rolled up version...all beautiful

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  27. I'm speechless, and believe me that never happens! So beautiful! sucha a piece of art!

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  28. That's stunning! And the back is like a whole nother quilt! Goodness! :)

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  29. OMG wow is all I can say, sensationalx

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  30. Kati, your quilt is fantastic!

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  31. it's amazingly gorgeous! great job.

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  32. It looks fabulous! Congrats on a great finish.

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  33. It's absolutely gorgeous, love both sides

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  34. So beautiful! It's like two quilts in one. I adore the graduated and scrappy colour of the top but the wavy wonky back also wins me over. Gorgeous.

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  35. I really want to make a quilt just like this one. It's just a perfect use of all those charm squares from the swaps. And the back is just downright fun!

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  36. That's an insane amount of work! Truly beautiful though, so it was worth it.

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  37. Amazing quilt, amazing binding, amazing quilt photography. So much to be proud of here. Good job !!

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  38. Both sides of this quilt are fabulous but I am partial to the front. More so because it's got more "order" than the back. I can appreciate the back but my preference is the front. :)

    It's so well done, though, I'd enjoy it no matter which side showed. :D

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  39. Love the color!



    Margaret
    http://quiltsoflove.blogspot.com/

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  40. What fun!
    Love the wonky back almost as much as the front!
    Nice binding, too? Are those bias cut strips or no?

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  41. Super cool! I'd love to make a quilt like this some day but I'm afraid my preference for symmetry would stand in my way. Nice work!

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  42. Wow - this s awesome. I really like how you left the edges of the little squares against the white - very cool look.

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  43. That is a beautiful rainbow quilt! The back is fantastic too. Thanks for sharing!

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  44. woohoo, both sides are fabulous!

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  45. Completely Awesome - front & back! Love that.

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  46. Ooo... this is such a happy quilt! I love it-- front and back and binding! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

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  47. Sigh, that is gorgeous! Both sides -- wow!

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  48. That is absolutely stunning...both sides.

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  49. Good job! As always, you do a fabulous job. I like the binding too. :)

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  50. Fantastic job! I love the gradient of color!

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  51. Gorgeous quilt! I love the rainbow colors and the binding and what a great backing too.

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  52. oh I like the front alot, but I really do love the back too! Very fun.

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  53. Such a deliciousness of colour! It must have been fun putting this one together.

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  54. I'm not sure there's anything to say but WOW.

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  55. this quilt is so gorgeous. i love, love, love the back! i am inspired to dig into my scraps and see what i can come up with

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  56. So much yummy colour in those squares. Stunning quilt.

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  57. Oh my, beautiful Kati! I've seen this quilt pinned on Pinterest about 55x today :) It looks fantastic!

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  58. Love the color but even more, love the juxtaposition of the orderly front side with the slightly off kilter back side. Great job!

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  59. Oh, I love this one. Just stunning.

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  60. So rediculously GORGEOUS Kati!!! I love that back, almost as much as the front. Truly stunning!!

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  61. Fantastic quilt! I love the color wheel idea.

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  62. I totally agree about quilt backs! I recently had to make a quilt quickly and I ended up doing the back in all one fabric. It almost killed me! I LOVE yours. Gives me ideas for all my rainbow swaps!

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  63. Fantastic quilt! So vibrant and makes me smile. Fun bakc, too. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  64. Beautiful - I can't decide if I like the front or the back more - both are brilliant!

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  65. I agree, fronts and backs can both be different, and in your case equally beautiful. Stunner!!!

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  66. This is Ah-Mah-zing! You have such a great eye for color and have done it again with this one. Love the front and the back equally. I don't know how you decide which side to leave up! :)

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  67. WOW....love that back and the binding! The whole thing is fabulous!

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  68. Awesome quilt, Kati - both front and back!!!!

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  69. Your quilt is stunning and the back is amazing too! Thanks for sharing a job well done!

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  70. I can't describe in words how much I love this quilt. Beautiful job!

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  71. Kati, this is a fabulous quilt, and such a great use of all your charm swap blocks!

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  72. wow, i LOVE this quilt! i can't believe how many squares you used!!!

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  73. Not sure which side is my favorite - you did such a great job on both sides. So fun!

    Come see my entries 64 (repro. applique) and 85 (antique appliques).

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  74. Kati, it is beautiful. Loopy's are just wonderful. You are very inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

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  75. I LOVE that binding! It looks so good rolled up. It's a wonderful quilt... :)

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  76. Kati, this is so incredibly fabulous, I don't know where to begin! Love how the back compliments the front so well, and the binding is just genius! AMAZING!

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  77. Wow, your quilt is amazing, the back is just as beautiful as the front. Wonderful.

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  78. It's incredible!!! I love the back, too.

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  79. I saw this on flickr and commented, but wanted to leave you another for the BQF. This is so beautiful and the back is just perfect. Love it!

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  80. Well done Kati ... I LOVE this quilt!

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  81. Wow! You quilt is beautiful!

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  82. Totally awesome in every way--hope you win!

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  83. congratulations on the win! So well deserved!!

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  84. Congratulations on the win. Your quilt is fabulous both front and back!

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  85. Congratulations, girlfriend, yoooohoooo! :))

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  86. Congratulations on your win at BQF.

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  87. je me suis permis de mettre la photo de votre quilt dans un message ,j'espère que cela ne vous pose pas de problème ,merci d'avance

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  88. Fabulous job on a beautiful quilt! Congrats on the win!!

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