Friday, October 25, 2013

A Finish for Blogger's Quilt Festival!

Yes, that's right. Just in time!

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I actually finished my little low volume pinwheels quilt last weekend, but just hadn't gotten around to posting about it. Because my wonderful boyfriend may have bought me a 3DS and Pokemon X and I may have been playing it all week. Ahem.

But here it is finally in all its glory!

low volume pinwheels split personalities quilt


I decided to include this one in BQF because it is really the first quilt I have made that was designed by me. It just sort of grew organically from the idea of placing some brightly colored pinwheels in a sea of low volume fabrics. I really, absolutely LOVE the way it turned out. It's just as I imagined it!

low volume pinwheels split personalities quilt back

The back is pretty much the opposite of the front. Bright, random, scrappy, unplanned. I love it, too, though. Because the two sides are so different, I am calling this quilt Split Personalities. Yup! I bound it in the triangle print from Lizzie House's Outfoxed. you maybe remember I picked up a sizable piece for my recent discount fabric excursion. I had planned on using it on the back, but I think it's much better as a binding.

low volume pinwheels split personalities quilt in progress


I quilted it very simply with straight lines in white because I thought a sweet, simple quilt like this should really have sweet, simple quilting. I do love straight line quilting, if I'm honest. It's just so pretty. I love FMQ, too, don't get me wrong, but I think straight lines work better here.

Details:
Name: Split Personalities
Finished size: 56"x56"
Materials: Bright Kona Cotton solids with a variety of low volume scraps, some from a swap and some from stash.

I am entering this into the Throw Quilt category. And also linking up to Finish it Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts since I did *just* finish! :)

P.S. Tomorrow is my one year blogiversary! Stayed tuned for a little celebratory giveaway coming this weekend :)

14 comments:

  1. It's lovely - the low-volume pinwheels are so subtle next to the bright ones...! Great job.

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  2. Great name for your quilt, great work!!

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  3. This is like two quilts in one. I love low volume quilts and that it is set on point makes it even better. Beautiful!

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  4. Oh, this is so fun! I love that the two sides are so different. And I'm glad you didn't add on. It looks great!

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  5. Really pretty. Great design.

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  6. I love it, Anna! Great designing and stitching. I am sure it will be a big hit in the QBF ... :) Pat

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  7. Great finish, love how it turned out!

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  8. I'm trying to decide if I want to get a 3DS and animal crossing... How's the new pokemon? Which starter did you get?

    The quilt turned out LOVELY. You have inspired me to contemplate a low volume quilt now!

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  9. I finally dumped my WOW account and my quilt output increased dramatically! There's a few games coming for Christmas that might slow me down a bit though.

    Love your finish, good luck in the hop!

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  10. So pretty! I love all of the blocks turned on point. And the POPS of bright bright color in with your low-volume. It's such an appealing design, and it turned out great.

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  11. Haha!! Love its name, and it really is great that depending on your mood, you can flip it over. Love the sweet pops of color in the low-volume surround.

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  12. This is wonderful! You can never go wrong with pinwheels in my book, and these are perfect in the low volume setting! I love it!

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