Monday, August 4, 2014

The Lush Uptown Quilt

Lush Uptown Quilt

Lush Uptown Quilt

Lush Uptown Quilt

Lush Uptown Quilt

Lush Uptown Quilt

Lush Uptown Quilt

Lush Uptown Quilt

The first thing one realizes after getting sucked into the siren song of this super cool, modern and unique fabric line is how difficult it is to find a good quilt pattern to do it justice!

I think I found it in Thimbleblossoms' Red Velvet pattern.  The perfect pattern to let you show off those big beautiful deer and trees and chrysanthemums....but not too modern where you are just looking at giant squares, or squares in a square.  

I did leave out several prints (some smaller scale and the paint by number birds), as I want those large scale deer and the fall foliage to shine.  And I ended up going with a sampler bundle of shot cottons for the star points instead of what I originally imagined incorporating some of the smaller scale prints for.  I think the colours and the added depth of the shot cottons is spot on for this quilt.

I pieced it with my usual Aurifil 50 wt in 2325, and I also machine quilted it with the same threads, but used a light grey on the top thread and 2325 in the bobbin.

Oh, and you may have noticed I orientated the deer to be looking at you when the quilt is what you might consider horizontal, rather than vertical.  That's because it is going to hang on the back of my couch :).

Thanks for coming by to look!

Quilt Stats

Pattern: Red Velvet by Thimbleblossoms
Dimensions: 66" by 59"
Main fabric: Lush Uptown by Moda
Backing: Turquoise sheet from Ikea
Batting: Warm & Natural
Thread:  Aurifil 50 wt
Completed August 4, 2014

19 comments:

  1. What a wonderful use of those fabrics. The quilt is beautiful!

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  2. I love this! I love the line and this pattern does an amazing job at showing off the prints!!!! Fantastic quilt!

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  3. This really showcased those fabrics well. I ave a bundle of this too. It's gorgeous. I believe that's two finishes for you in two days?

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  4. This is so beautiful is this fabric by the yard or is it a fat quarter bundle?

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    1. Hi Beth! I purchased selected prints of this fabric line at Mad About Patchwork in Canada by the 1/2 yard and yard. You can certainly find it in pre-cuts though, from charm packs to fat quarter bundles. Good luck!

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  5. That is a great choice of pattern to frame and feature large-scale picture prints.

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  6. This is a stunner! I always end up loving Thimble Blossoms patterns once I see them in other fabrics, somehow I find it hard to picture them in other colors and styles. Have one of your boys laid claim to this one yet? It just screams "boy" to me.

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  7. It's great! Love the fabric and I see where that quilting design must have been hard to choose with some much line detail in the prints.

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    1. Thank you! I was really concerned about what to chose for quilting! But I ended up with a few hours at home alone once I basted this one, I saw that the lines in the paint-by-number print resembled a meander and I went for it because it was easy to do, fast and I wanted this one FINISHED! And I think it was the best choice too!

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  8. This really turned out beautifully! It is a difficult group of prints to make good use of, but you've really done it.

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  9. This is gorgeous! This fabric line had absolutely no appeal to me until I saw your quilt. Now I want to make one just like it.

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  10. Wonderfu! I love this quilt so much!

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  11. Love this quilt and can't wait to use my Lush fabric. Can you tell me what the name of the text print fabric is?

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