Thursday, May 31, 2012

Trajectory: Finished!

Yeah! A finished quilt!


For the binding I chose a patterned fabric with black, gray, and yellow on a white background. I wasn't quite sure at first, but as it turns out I really like the subtle peek at a pattern around the edges of the finished quilt.


I didn't do a tutorial on the binding because there are already so many amazing binding tutorials out there. For this quilt, I cut the binding strips at 2.5" and did a double fold binding. Sometimes I'll opt for 2.25" strips but for this one I really wanted to make sure the print was more visible.

And here's the back.


Seriously digging the straight-ish line quilting.


This quilt will be on display at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show in July as part of a special exhibit by the Portland Modern Quilt Guild.


I hope you've enjoyed reading/playing along. It was great to have these posts as a motivator to get this one done. For some reason (um, maybe it's the 4- and 6-year olds???) I haven't had nearly the kind of time I would like to get my creative mojo going. Hopefully, things will balance out a little better soon and I can spend some more time playing and having fun with fabric.

21 comments:

  1. That is one fabulous quilt. I will have to try it. Thank you for the quilt along.

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  2. The straight line quilting is gorgeous on this quilt ~ how long did it take to do?

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  3. Beautiful, love the grey shading. A really cool quilt!

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  4. I love this quilt! And I loved the one you did a couple of months ago. It inspired me to figure out how to do this foundation piecing and I have project in the works that, while different than these, are somewhat derivative in that mid- century, iconic-shape sort of way. :-)

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  5. Oh my goodness - this makes my stomach growl it is so good. Bravo! Amazing work and design!

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  6. This turned out so beautiful! I love everything about it!

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  7. I really love it! I think I'll try your pattern out for myself sometime soon!

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  8. It's just beautiful! And I can't tell you how much I appreciate the quilt-a-long / tutorial you've presented here. I haven't been able to make the time to follow along, but having the tutorial will allow me to make this GORGEOUS quilt when I do have the time. I can only hope my finished quilt will be half as lovely :) Again, thank you SO much!!

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  9. It's SO beautiful, Megan! I love the way the shades of grey flows from one corner to another. And the straight stitching is very nice too!

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  10. Great job!
    I love the binding choice. I had some of that fabric, used in in my Sunday Morning quilt, and searched to find more. It is the perfect binding for you.

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  11. Megan, your quilt is amazing! You picked the perfect binding to compliment it too. Well done!

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  12. I am inspired by your blog and your quilt!! Thank-you for sharing the steps with us. I have never paper pieced before but am popping this pattern onto my 'to do' list, given your great instructions and inspiring use of color- woohoo :)

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  13. I love it! I'm going to try to follow your steps and make a quilt for my 5-year-old grandson.

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  14. This is such a very cool quilt and so simple!

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  15. WOW - Wonderful, I really love it.

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  16. This is so pretty! I've never paper pieced, but have been flirting with the idea...your instructions are so clear as to be very encouraging. I may have to try this. So pretty:)

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  17. Its really an awesome pattern, i will try this out, I love it

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  18. I love this quilt. Thank you so much for posting a tutorial on it. I am a newsletter editor for my quilt guild, Fidalgo Island Quilters. We are based in Anacortes, WA, although member come from many miles. I would like to use this quilt as a background in the newsletter. I will give full credit and a link to your blog. May I do this?
    gardengirl212@wavecable.com

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