Sunday, August 26, 2012

Dresden quilt finished!


 

Finally - a finish! Is this really the first finish I've had since June (wonky square rings)? Sadly, yes! I think summer is just a busy time. After my wedding in September, it's game on, a bonanza of quilty finishes. So I say now! :P

Here's the scoop on my Dresden quilt...

The idea began June 5.
The instructions on how I constructed this quilt were posted on June 11.
The progress was featured in a couple WIP posts throughout June and July.
That's 2.5 months in total! I didn't pay it nearly enough attention this summer, but it's done now and just in time for the contest deadline. :)
I'm entering it in the "innovative" category!



Quilt Summary..

Fabric: Poetica, by Pat Bravo, and some Kona solids.
Size: 53" x 72"

The design is based off of an 18 degree triangle template. I used the EZ Dresden ruler to cut wedges from a ginormous (54"x54") log cabin block. I arranged the wedges randomly in 8" rows, using a gray Kona solid as the background.

I did straight line quilting that echos the 18 degree triangle on the back of the quilt. The binding is machine sewn.



I love back! The triangle makes me so happy, and the light purple is such a great contrast to the dark gray on the front. I don't mind exclaiming over how much I love the back, because, to be honest - the front sort of didn't turn out as great as I had imagined! It's sooo dark. Too dark! I think I can live with it though. :)







Lots and lots and lots of pics! I'm really happy about this quilt, but it's future is yet to be determined. This one might be a gifter.

I hope everyone had a great weekend, and really, a great summer - hard to believe it's almost over!

21 comments:

  1. Very nice! I love that I didn't recognize it as a dresden right off the bat! And cool that the quilting echos the BACK. Very nice - lovely palette too!

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  2. That is beautiful Bethany! Your quilting looks fantastic. I love the back too - that is a great purple!

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  3. It looks so great, and I Love that you echo quilted the back of the quilt. So original!

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  4. I know it's dark, but it's still pretty darn fabulous. The grey makes the colours pop :) I love the quilting, to echo the back triangle!

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  5. um, yes. that is one rad quilt. you rock!

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  6. Wow, super cute! When do you find time (Arent you getting married soon?)

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  7. It is a great quilt. I love the colors and the backs is very original. Beautiful!

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  8. This is a beautiful quilt - both front and back. Di x

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  9. Well, I really like the dark front. It's dramatic in a way that triangles want to be. And you quilted it so fun!

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  10. Such a beautiful, original quilt! I love the dark colors, especially contrasted with the backing!

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  11. Good Job! Doesn't finishing feel great?

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  12. That is great! It has so much action in it, like shattering glass or something! Great job!

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  13. I like the idea of cutting a traditional block into something so untraditional. Very cool.
    Barb@Witsend

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  14. I really like how this turned out! I love the layout, the back, and the quilting! :)

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  15. Stunning!! Love the back, too! Good luck in the challenge.

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  16. I have always loved Teal and Purple together but look at how those black patches pop! What a clever way to use the EZ Dresden Ruler.......beautiful quilt.

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  17. Great quilt! I love your design and the colors!

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  18. First of all green and purple are my favorite colors AND they were my wedding colors! I love the back - it looks like a slice of purple/green pizza! Fun quilt!

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