Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Catching up with a finish


So late Sunday night, I put the final stitches on the binding of this quilt. Yesterday, I washed and dried it and photographed it. 
The only thing left is the label!

I'm named this quilt Linked Together. 
The fabric line is Sunkissed by Sweetwater and the background is Kona white. The block pattern is called Crossroads. You can find it here
I played around with the layout of the blocks and rather than setting them all in the same direction, I rotated them 90ยบ. That created some small negative space squares and some larger. I FMQ feathered wreaths in each of those spaces and straight lined quilted in each link. 

The back is pieced with ALL the left over pieces of Sunkissed and a neutral gray that I found. I left just enough of Sunkissed to bind the quilt. 
The quilt finishes at 58" x 67". It will be gifted in a couple of weeks! 

I also finished my June Art Journal calendar. Yes, I am a little behind but weddings and babies seem to be keeping me busy. 
(Another baby quilt hopefully ready to show soon.)
For June I tried something completely different.
Before:
After:
I really enjoyed this format as it gave me more room for entries and stamping. I was inspired by Annie and her Art Journals. If you don't read her blog, you should go there and get inspired!  Also, this inspiration found on Pinterest. It was so easy to make! I think I may use this format again. Hope you like it!

Linking up to Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts.

12 comments:

  1. Dawn!, Your quilt is so pretty! I really love the design you created with it. The colors are eye candy. And your journal pages....I love your fabric notebook paper you created. Such a clever idea. You're so sweet for the shout out. I love the freedom of my journal to just write or to add bits of art at will. You took that to the creative level of fabric. Excellent!

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  2. Such a sweet quilt! Oh, and I gave ya a shout out on my blog @ mochawildchild.blogspot.com :)

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  3. They will love the fresh colors of summer in this quilt. You do a great job on your machine quilting. Do you have a long arm or are you using your domestic machine?

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  4. Love the quilt and your journal pages are genius!

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  5. Lovely quilt and pattern choice and quilting. I love the sunkissed line. I knew what it was as soon as I saw your quilt. Your art journal pages are very creative and inspiring ... thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  6. This is lovely! I love the colors, it's very soft and peaceful. The backing is just as nice as the front, it's like two quilts in one.:))

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  7. how pretty is this...looks like sunshine to me...you do magical splashes...

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  8. Love the quilt. Finding negative space to play in is often a challenge. Great work!

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  9. Such a pretty finish! Love your quilting.... It really highlights the piecing! And the note paper.... What a fun idea!

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  10. Such a sweet finish! I made a similar quilt with Christmas fabrics. Such a fun project.

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  11. Lovely finish - love the art journals too - great idea!

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  12. Really pretty quilt and I like the changes you made to the layout. I have some of that line too and at some point I will get the quilt made.

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Sweet sentiments