Friday, January 25, 2013

Unraveled

The newest issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited arrived in my mailbox yesterday! I was particularly excited because I have a quilt and pattern on page 28.


I really love this quilt. I certainly don't say that about all my projects, but this one just works for me. I loved working on it. The creative process for this quilt was just so fun for me. It finishes at about 45" x 50" so I plan to use it as a wall hanging. I am beginning the process of creating a pattern for a larger version which will be available down the road a bit.

This quilt was inspired by a simple DIY wood stamp wrapped in yarn. When I saw it, I knew it would be perfect for a quilt. I added the center improv block because it felt the quilt needed a focal point.

Just one day before I had to ship this to the publisher, I decided I hated my original quilting. I ripped out everything in the center improv block and completely redid it. I also added a significant amount of quilting to the borders. I like it much, much better now.

I used Oakshott Ruby crossweaves that were provided by Mr. Oakshott himself. I love these fabrics. They aren't my normal fabrics, but they are amazing. The colors are shimmery and very striking. I saved every tiny scrap for a project you'll see at the end of next week.

If I can get my act together, this quilt is headed off to QuiltCon in a couple weeks!

Have a great weekend!

34 comments:

  1. I love the quilt but especially the improv centre; I think it looks like a chair which is very fitting. Gorgeous!

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  2. Such a fabulous quilt! I'll buy this issue just for your quilt!

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  3. I think I saw this magazine at the store the other day. Congrats, it's a lovely quilt!! :)

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  4. That is most definitely my new favorite quilt. LOVE it!!

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  5. This one is just wonderful, I love everything about it. I am so looking forward to seeing it in person at QuitCon.

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  6. that is such a neat quilt! I really really like it!

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  7. Kati, this quilt is just so SO cool. I bet it's even more awesome in real life with those Oakshotts. I hope I get to see it up close one day!

    Congrats on another awesome quilt/pattern.

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  8. Oh my gosh, Kati, that's absolutely amazing! I don't know what the quilting looked like before, but I love what you've done with it now!!

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  9. It is beautiful! The colours are so vibrant, I love the central block!

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  10. Oh My! That's amazing. How did you just make that pattern up. You did a fantastic job on this one!

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  11. Super cool! That's a wonderful quilt, and the perfect name. I love your quilting - I think it's especially effective having straight lines against a section with curves or circles.

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  12. I love the improv block. Is it supposed to look like a chair? If so, then it is perfect. If not, then you must have been truly inspired. :)

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  13. Stunning quilt - love the design and the quilting! The colours of the shot cottons are gorgeous too.

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  14. Oh it looks fab, love the different bits of improviness in it. Congrats on Quilt Con too :o)

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  15. What an exciting quilt, I just love it! I think it's the most fav thing I've seen in quite a while on the modern quilting scene and I love that your improv block makes a chair. Congratulations on the mag, and QuiltCon!!! It's a super cool composition.

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  16. I have a digital subscription so I got my copy a few days ago. This was one of the ones I loved the most! It's stunning - so organic in the feel to it...

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  17. I love this quilt. And I am envious of the oak shot. I really want to try some, because everywhere its used, it just seems to come out so well. Beautiful project (and congrats on being published. Always a bit of excitement!)
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  18. Beautiful quilt! I hope I get to see it at Quiltcon

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  19. Congratulations, it's beautiful! I love seeing your inspiration, so creative.

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  20. Congrats....it's beautiful, I love it.

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  21. I love that quilt. I saw it in the magazine and it made my heart beat faster! :D

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  22. Very fun quilt! Love it so much and congrats!

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  23. I love this quilt and the quilting. Thank you for sharing the quilting REMOVAL process. It is always hard to unsew but everytime I hear about someone else doing it , it makes it easier to make that choice too.

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  24. Lovely Kati - have been waiting to see this quilt.

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  25. Love that little mini chair in the middle. Congrats on being published.

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  26. Love this, Kati! Such great colors too.

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  27. Just subscribed and got my first issue. This was my favorite quilts. The design and colors are great. Congrats.

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  28. Oh my, this may be my new favorite of yours Kati! It's amazing! Congrats on the feature! You're on a roll.:-)

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  29. Congrats! I thought this quilt looked familiar when I first pulled up your blog and read your QuiltCon post. I love MQU! Congrats on getting your quilt in the magazine. It's wonderful!!

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