Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival 2

For my second entry, I am putting forward my Hounds Tooth quilt. I wanted to make a hounds tooth quilt for my bed even before I finished my first quilt. It's just a pattern that I love and I thought it would make a really cool quilt. I was not wrong.

hounds tooth quilt
Bit wrinkly- but it gets used a lot so you'll have to give me a break ;)
This was only my 3rd every quilt. The previous two were pretty small- not larger than 5ft square. So what is the logical next step? A queen sized BEHEMOTH. Naturally. It wasn't quick, but I absolutely love it. This is what lives on my bed now and I couldn't be happier with it. The above picture was taken today. When I originally finished it, I wasn't able to get any decent pictures and was too eager to get it on my bed to wait for better conditions :P

hounds tooth back and quilting detail
Before the first washing
I learned a lot from making this quilt. I learned about the importance of precise piecing. I learned about randomly shrinking fabrics (ugh). And I learned most importantly that big projects like this are totally doable at home with the limited space and tools I have now if I am willing to be patient.

hounds tooth quilt close up
Closer up. Yay wrinkles!
Basic info:
Pattern: mostly V & Co.'s hounds tooth pattern, but I had no special ruler so I improvised on that part. But I followed all of the cutting and piecing instructions other than that.
Size: about 95"x89'. I left off one row of half blocks because of my little shrinking problem ;)
Fabrics: Moda Bella Solids Aubergine and Moda Bella Solids Natural. The binding is something stripey I can't remember and the backing is a Henry Glass extra wide- Baroque Purple Ivy Swirls
I quilted straight(ish) lines the width of my walking foot on either side of each seam. I wanted it to be soft and simple, which I accomplished. I used Gutermann variegated cotton purple thread for the quilting. In hindsight, I might have liked a straight light purple instead, but oh well. I still love it!

I am entering this bad boy into the Two Color category. Go check out all the pretty entries!!


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4 comments:

  1. It's lovely! And quilts that teach you something while you're making them are very valuable ones... :-)

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  2. This is a lovely quilt - I'm really glad you got a good outdoor shot of it :)

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  3. Anna ... this is a very pretty quilt. It is so nice to see you sharing it on the QBF. The fabrics, colors and pattern make a wonderful two-color quilt. Kuddos! Looking forward to more of your lovely quilts ... :) Pat

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  4. i love that pattern and you did a great job on it.

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