Sunday, August 10, 2014

Fractured Quilt

I had these bright, colorful fat quarters that needed to be a quilt for my daughter.
 


As soon as I made this Fractured Pillow design,
 
 
I knew I wanted to make a whole quilt with the design.  I didn't have colors enough to duplicate the design, so it took on a look of it's own.  That was close enough for me.
 
So I began laying out the 3.5" squares.
 

 
And pretty soon it was a flimsy.
 

And then quilting began.
 

Soon I was stitching the binding.
 

Before I knew it, I had a completed quilt.
 

With a very worthy orange backing.
 

Measuring in at 59" X 77".  A very nice throw quilt size I think.  My daughter approved the fabric stack in a hot second.  I hope she likes it made up.  (Of course she will!) 
 



 
 I really got a bug when I started this one and kept at it continually (when I had the time) and within 5 weeks it was a quilt.  That's the fastest I've gone start to finish on a quilt. I  have in mind two more quilts I want to make, so sewing is not done yet.

xxx
Annie

 


27 comments:

sheila 77 said...

What a truly glorious quilt, such an inventive design and lovely choice of fabrics. Great to watch you making it (thanks for remembering to take photographs along the way) and lovely to see your hands sewing, it brings the process alive. Five weeks! - astonishing.
And I adore the little cushion too.

Carol said...

I'm loving that beautiful quilt and the method you used to put it together...my kind of quilt! Of course your daughter will love it!

Artfully challenged said...

Love the quilt Annie,a work of art in fabric. It looks like a rather funky piece of journaling all sewn together,one lucky daughter you have there getting her hands on that :)

Hugs
Donna xx

Cynthia said...

Lovely! What a fun design! Of course your daughter will love it! Congrats on a great finish!

tink's mom said...

This is a stellar quilt. Fabric choice is perfect. Great pick on the backing too. What's not to love. great pictures of the process.

pinsandneedles said...

Yes, of coarse she will love it! What's not to love! The colors are fabulous and it came together beautifully! Don't you just love a quilt that comes together so quickly?

carol said...

FABULOUS!! How can Jackie not LOVE it? The colors, the pattern, and the size…..wow….PERFECT!! I love the way you quilted it too. It sort of ties the whole thing together. Bravo!

TinaW said...

Gorgeous quilt! Of course she loves it (I'm assuming she's seen it by now).

ellen gets crafty said...

Beautiful!! What a happy quilt - I love the colors, the lay out and that it's a special gift from you to your daughter.

Lesley said...

Wonderful! Love the bright fabrics and the great way you quilted it. Well done!

Stamping With Bibiana said...

very very pretty< I started doing this craft/ art and I never could follow...too bad but it is beautiful I admire other's people work
bibiana

liz said...

Gorgeous! I love simple patchwork and love this version incorporating negative space. Also LOVE Malka's fabrics and am holding on to mine until I figure out just how I want to create a modern, improvisational quilt for myself. Love yours!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

This is great! I think I'm going to dig out my fabric like that and fulfill my granddaughter's request for a doll quilt she can bring outside!

Tera Callihan said...

This is Beautiful!!!!!! WOW

Barb said...

What a fun quilt!!

legato1958 said...

What a pretty , and FUN!, quilt you have created! Love the design and fabrics and colors!

Susie

journalady® said...

MORE kudos to you!
I love seeing your step-by-step process through which I could feel your enthusiasm. You are an expert seamstress! Thanks for sharing this gorgeous project. Your daughter is very lucky to have you as a mom!

Renee said...

Time well spent! What beautiful colors and contrasts, a true heirloom. Love it!

Ruth said...

I love the quilt, the colors, the quilting, the layout, the orange backing and I love the pillow too. it inspires me to hurry up and get my sewing room organized after our move so I can sew again.

Createology said...

This is a beautiful and young and hip quilt. Great job and in such a short amount of time. When that "sewing bug" bites...projects really get done and that is Creative Bliss!

Sandy said...

Hey Annie! Your quilt is delightful!
Your daughter is indeed a lucky lady.
We have been out of town with two of our grand children this summer and there are a lot of summer cores to be done so I hope to be back in full swing in September.
Sandy xx

Karen said...

I remember that pillow! What a wonderful surprise to see a quilt from you :). Love every thing about it!

LynneP said...

What a vibrant, fun quilt! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Annie said...

Thank you Lynne! Sadly I cannot reply to you personally as you are a noreply blogger. So, if you check back here, you'll know I appreciate your generously kind words.

West Michigan Quilter said...

What a stunning quilt! I love those fabrics and want to try my hand at this design. Great job! And the backing...orange is my favorite color! I bet your daughter loves it!

Sheryl Hastings said...

I love the quilt! I really love the fabric you chose for the backing too. The whole thing is so fun and colorful. I've never made a big one before, maybe someday...

waggonswest said...

It os a gorgeous quilt!