5.21.2013

Checkerboard Herringbone in Notting HIll fabrics


This is the first quilt I made this year, and I actually finished it back in January. I wanted to do something with these larger scale prints (from Joel Dewberry's line Notting Hill) that would still show off the prints, but that I would be able to cut out of a fat quarter. I used this tutorial (by crafty blossom - grey and white herringbone quilt) as an idea for what I wanted. I have no idea if my sizing is the same, but hers is cut as triangles, and mine are cut as parallellograms.


 For the backing I was able to use this Primrose print and it ended up being perfect for the quilting. I just quilted it from the back so I could trace the flowers. The tension wasn't perfect on the front, but I love the pattern of it, and I think with a few washes, no one will notice. I think I'll try it again on a future quilt.


And isn't this a great binding? It's one of my favorite prints from the line - called tartan. I love it. And I love how it turned out.


16 comments:

  1. Love the fabric choice and the amazing quilting. Great idea! Congrats on an amazing quilt!

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  2. I clicked on that tutorial link and there was no tutorial to be found. So that means you just figured that all out in that pretty lil head of yours. You are incredible, woman! Fantastic quilt!

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    1. Thank R. Not sure why the link isn't working. I checked it and it worked for me.

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  3. Awesome - going to miss seeing your quilts in person - but thank goodness for IG and the blogging world!

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  4. This turned out so striking! I absolutely adore the Notting Hill line!!

    Jenn
    www.quiltedthimblecottage.com

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  5. It's beautiful! So fresh and yummy, I love those colors!

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  6. Beautiful quilt! I love the colors/fabrics you chose.

    No tutorial to be found on the link you posted. Is that a 45degree angle on your parallellograms? Would you share how long and how high one of your parallellograms is? Thanks! I would love to make a baby quilt using grays and teals with whites.

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    1. Sorry the link isn't working. I checked it and it works for me. So I included the name of the blog and blog post after the link. It is a 45 deg angle. I may do a tutorial, but for now it's hard to explain in a comment.

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  7. GORGEOUS!! where is your etsy shop!? oh please have one!

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    1. Thank you! I do have an etsy shop, but its for jewelry and not quilts. The link is on my sidebar.

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  8. So beautiful. Love that you used the parallelograms - haven't seen that done anywhere else. Do you mind me asking what size they were and how big the finished quilt ended up being? It looks like you got the proportions dead on!

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  9. Thanks Joanne. I don't have the sizes anymore from my original design. I'm sorry.

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  10. You did an outstanding job on the quilt. Very striking! which solid colors did you use?
    Can you give us the names and manufacturer please?

    Florence.

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