Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Preppy Chaos Quilt--Finished

I finished this quilt about a month ago, but haven't been able to take reasonable pictures until just the other day. This quilt was a practice in improv piecing. I enjoyed just winging it with this project. I pulled in various navy, green and neutral prints and solids. It was just a fun experiment in both color and piecing. This not a combo I've used before, but I really like them together. I worked on this project over a couple months when I felt the need for something different. The finished size is about 55" square.

I chose not to square this quilt when I finished quilting it. Rather I trimmed it along the lines of the designs. The edges aren't overly wonky, but I like the effect it adds.
 
I used this project as a practice piece for FMQ after I took Angela Walters' class on Craftsy. I tried out several different designs. Some I really enjoyed doing, others not so much. I love the wood grain design, but found it incredibly difficult on a domestic machine.


It's bound in one of my favorite Joel Dewberry prints that works so perfectly for bindings.

21 comments:

  1. It looks fabulous! I think the wood grain quilting looks really nice despite the challenges!

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  2. Beautiful .....another unique, creative inspiring piece of work!!

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  3. Love how this turned out, and that fence makes the perfect background to bring out its colours

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  4. Really lovely. And nice to have something that you can just enjoy the flow of creating. :-)
    E xx

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  5. That is a great one. I love the choice of colors.

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  7. I love this color scheme, and the improv piecing is so fun. One of these days I need to try something improv. I'm impressed with your quilting--I'm impressed with any domestic quilting! I find it exceptionally difficult. I think yours turned out very nicely!

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  8. I love it, Kati - very "Gees Bend"! Your color choices are great and really make the quilt.

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  9. I really like this quilt Kati - the colours really appeal and I think it has a great deal of movement and interest created by the improv piecing. I did Angela Walters' FMQ class on craftsy too, and I have been enjoying trying out the designs, but it really makes me wish I had access to a long-arm quilting machine.

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  10. The colors, the improv, and the quilting are all so wonderful!! It looks great!

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  11. I've been dying to try out these techniques since I took the class too. You did a good job on it. I ordered a new machine that I can actually FMQ on, and hope that it arrives by the end of the week. I was wondering if you think all of the quilting makes your quilt too stiff?

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  12. GREAT finish! Love that you shared your process thoughts and experiences, too.

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  13. Lovely! So which quilting techniques did you enjoy?

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  14. I love the wood grain quilting design! Great job.
    Stefanie

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  15. a practice quilt for fmq designs - great idea. I like the woodgrain quilting, too, but was thinking it's easy (it looked so in the book)... I'm sure I really am wrong.

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  16. I LOVE this quilt!!! So gorgeous Kati!!!

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