Monday, July 22, 2019

Humongous Finish!

There is something very satisfying about finishing a quilt top.  Any size, any style, any day!  However, this quilt top is even more satisfying if that's possible!

INTERLOCKED
101" X 90"
Its enormous!  Ginormous!  Humongous!  It takes up my entire double design wall and then some!  Weighing in at 101" x 90" this is one quilt I will not be quilting myself!  Thankfully I handed it off yesterday to be long arm quilted by someone who can handle it's girth and weight!


I do love of pink!   And these neon pink Cotton + Steel prints (and one Alison Glass) were being collected until I found the right design.  That finally happened when I designed a quilt for Modern by the Yard Issue #11.  Interlocked is a modern graphic design that would suit my style and my bed just fine.  



Another reason I hadn't used my neon stash sooner was because I couldn't find a pink that would work.  I did find it though!  I was led to Purl Soho for the perfect Michael Miller pink.



Cutting and cutting and more cutting led to all the pieces I needed for the blocks and the piecing marathon began.  I knew it would be a slow process and I wasn't really in a hurry to finish.  With 91 blocks to make it wasn't going to be a fast project no matter how you slice it!



The real chore was layout the blocks!  I tried not to think too hard about placement, but you know us...the longer you stare at it the more you rearrange!  It can drive you insane and cross eyed!  But a necessary part of the process.  

You might notice that one of the blocks in the above photo is flipped the wrong way, but I assure you I caught that possible disaster before I added the sashing!



In order to keep things in order, I numbered each block.  It's worth the extra time and effort regardless of the what size a quilt is.



I promised my husband that it wouldn't be too pink after the sashing was added and he bought it!  While it did indeed tone down the neon a little bit, there is no denying its pink. 

With the quilt being massive, I bought three yards of a wide backing in Kona Ash.  It isn't the same color as the Burlap by RJR Fabrics that I used in the blocks, but such is life!  I'm good with it and it is on the back after all!

 

Had I been smart, I would have left the wide back as is.  It was the perfect size!  I couldn't bring myself to do that.  There might be a time when I want a muted version of Neon Pink on my bed...for something different...so I was determined to add a pieced strip across the back.  

Since I've been on a circle kick lately, I decided to add a row of 8" circles across the back.  I could use some of my left over fabric and have a double sided quilt.  A crazy busy side and a calm peaceful side.  

The wait is on!  I'll get the quilt back next month at which time I can add the binding.  In the mean time I'll make a couple pillow cases to complete the ensemble.  

LINKING:
PEACOCK PARTY   TGIFF 

28 comments :

  1. Your piece wotk is incredible . . . I've never been brave enough to try circles.

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    1. It was a massive undertaking making something so large, but I’m pretty pleased with the results! I’ve been obsessed with circles lately. The more you do them, the easier and better they become. Maybe one day you’ll give them a try!

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  2. It looks like a ton of work Jayne. It's an awesome pattern and it works really well with these fabrics.

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    1. It was a lot of work, but that’s quilting!! Im most happy with the fact that I don’t have to make another quilt this size for a very long time…maybe ever!! I’m just thankful I don’t have to quilt it!

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  3. pretty neat! yes there is pink in it but it isn't "screaming" I'm pink

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  4. Holey Moley do we need to take your temperature, surely you have a fever with that big of a quilt project!!!!!!!!! Just kidding around, you done good girl!

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  5. Woo hoo!! Well done. It looks amazing. Can't wait to see it all quilted up.

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  6. What a marathon of a quilting project with 90+ blocks. I love the pink and gray together. So glad you have a wall big enough to use. My floor wouldn't even be big enough unless all the furniture was removed!! Can't wait to see it quilted and bound...and the back too.

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  7. Wow! That IS massive!! Nice going! Can't wait to see it all quilted up.

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  8. I love the pattern! The little neon pink squares just give the quilt the "wow" boost!

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  9. What a fabulous quilt! You must have been able to piece the blocks in your sleep by the end, but they are wonderful: a perfect mix of mid century modern, sophisticated vibe, with pure hot pink fun. Great design, great execution, great quilt.

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  10. Awesome quilt top! It is always great when a quilt top is completed.

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  11. This is fabulous - got the ezine, and I'm excited to think about fabrics for my version!

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  12. holy guacamole! love love love it!

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  13. Funny, today as I was cruising through a couple of quilt shops, I kept seeing the bright neon pinks - some that are in your quilt, and kept thinking "Oh, there's Jayne's pink . . . " Made me smile. It sure is a bright, happy pink!

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  14. I love those pink and this pattern! Beautiful quilt!

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  15. I love it! Such a great design and the hot pink with gray combo is awesome!

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  16. 91 blocks and a double sided! Well done finishing this wonderful quilt. Love the grey you used with the pink. It makes me think of city lights and dusk.

    -Soma

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  17. That is so cool, Jayne! Congratulations! And that's too funny, that you tried to trick your husband that the neon pink wouldn't be pink anymore after the sashing... That's right up there with the Emperor's New Clothes -- you have to tell him that it's magical sashing and only FOOLS think they see neon pink anymore... Hee hee! ;-)

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  18. It's gorgeous! Definitely a lot of pink, but it doesn't scream girly. Congrats on a fun finish (and a guilt Your Guy can live with on the bed).

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  19. That is just fun as can be, Jayne! I know exactly what you mean about how laying blocks can drive you crazy with trying to make everything perfect. I usually have to stop myself from making too many changes because each time you switch two blocks you think aren't right, there seems to be a new problem! Good for you having someone else quilt this one!

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  20. Those pinks pop! Can't wait to see what the longarmer does with this one

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  21. Wow, do I ever love your new quilt!!! I love the modern design. And the colors/fabrics are so wonderful. What a great collection of fabrics. And it is so true--we can rearrange blocks on the design wall for a year, if given the chance! I'll be interested in seeing how it gets quilted.

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  22. You had me at pink! I really do love this one. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

    (You certainly went ginormous - and you usually keep it small!)

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  23. I absolutely positively LOVE this quilt! :D

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  24. I love seeing this as I have a similar stack of neon pinks

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