Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Unraveled v2--Finished!

I love that feeling of pulling a finished quilt from the dryer. It's soft, crinkly, and ready to snuggle with. This one was no different.

This quilt is essentially four of my original Unraveled quilts sewn together. It finishes at 55" x 70" for a perfect throw. The pattern uses multiple partial seams to create this particular design, but is not difficult. I used my absolute favorite Art Gallery Pure Elements colors on this quilt.


I intended to quilt this in spirals originating from the center of each colored rectangle. As I anticipated I ran into some problems. First off, my elbow and shoulder started to hurt from the movement of pushing the quilt through my machine. Second, I used minky on the back, and that caused its own problems. Finally, as two of my large circles started to meet, I began getting puckering. Ultimately, I decided to stop stitching the spirals and fill in the remaining space with free motion swirls. I worried that it would look crazy, but after washing, I'm totally fine with the two patterns together.




I planned the size of this design specifically to use a 2-yard piece of minky on the back. I have a love/hate relationship with minky. It makes a perfect quilt back, but it's a pain to use. I almost ditched the plan, but I'm glad I went ahead and used the fabric I bought for the back. It's so nice and cozy. Plus, my girls love it, of course. It's pink.

A revamped pattern for this and my original design will be ready in about a month!

27 comments:

  1. This turned out lovely! I've yet to attempt using minky as a quilt back but I bet it's so cozy!

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  2. This is so fun, modern, light cheerful. I love the quilting, it works really nicely.

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  3. It's beautiful Kati! What a nice quilt to cuddle with.

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  4. Fantastic quilt. Your blog is a incredible inspiration to me. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. So pretty!! I know what you mean about the puckering with that design - but the swirls were a brilliant idea to overcome that.

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  6. It turned out beautiful.....I really like the two types of quilting together.

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  7. Perfect in every way. The quilting makes it look so cool.

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  8. That's a quilt I wish I could see in person! It's beautiful in the photos and has that want-to-reach-out-and-touch-it quality. Piece of art!

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  9. I love this quilt! Way to Make it work! Wrestling a quilt can wear a person out.

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  10. Oooh, love the colours in this, and the quilting is fab!

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  11. I really love the solids that you chose for this! This quilt looks so great and is so modern. Love it :)

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  12. Kati, that is so beautiful! And the colors are so rich and vibrant - now I want to make one!!

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  13. This is gorgeous! I think the quilting works perfectly and I love the pattern. I also have a love/hate relationship with minky and I have resolved it by getting quilts backed with minky long-arm quilted!

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  14. Very nice design. I like the two-design quilt pattern. No one buy your blog readers knows it wasn't the original intention. :-)

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  15. This is stunning, Kati. I love everything about it.

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  16. Your quilts are stunning! I love this modern look!

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  17. Wow! Kati, this turned out really beautiful. It's so fun to see how different the same/ similar design can look with a different color palette! The quilting turned out great, does it feel more challenging to quilt with the minky on the back?

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  18. I think this is a WONDERFUL quilt!!!

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  19. I love the Modern vibe and the colors are delicious. Great job!

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  20. This is amazingl - the two FMQ patterns blend beautifully! I love both sides.

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  21. Awesome quilt and the colors are fabulous!!! Fun, fun, fun!!! :^)

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  22. Ill be waiting in line for your pattern! Beautiful!

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  23. I just love this pattern! So absolutely gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Way coooool. I love this quilt and the colours. I'll be waiting in line as well for your pattern.

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