I am in love!!!

14 August 2012

I feel like I have been sewing non-stop for the past week!  I have been working on a couple of projects that I absolutely wanted to finish before school started back up and I went to work!  One of the projects was a half-square triangle quilt that I started recently.  

A couple of weeks ago I stumbled upon some Loulouthi charm packs I had laying around.  My brain was swirling with ideas and I decided on half-square triangles.



After sewing together about 180 of them, I proposed several layout options to you guys and your help was so appreciated!






 
It was such a hard choice.  I absolutely love how the Loulouthi prints pop against the grey!
I wish I had enough fabric to make a few of these options but I had to choose just one. 
And the winner was ....


I am so excited about this quilt.  I am actually in love with this quilt so much that I will be keeping it as my very own!!!  Now I have to decide what to use as backing and how to quilt it.  It's pretty decent size at approximately 60"x 71".  It will be perfect for snuggling up on the couch!




Any ideas on quilting .... I have to admit my quilting skills are limited to straight lines at the moment.  But I am hoping that will change soon!  I have a FMQ practice quilt top that I am piecing together.

15 comments:

  1. Love the version you picked. Have you considered hand- stitching it?

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  2. Turned out LOVELY !! Good luck quilting ; I have no advice since I can only straight line quilt for now !

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  3. It's totally gorgeous! Loving the LouLouthi prints. Maybe some echo quilting? =D

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  4. What a nice match with the gray - good choice! And the pattern is perfect for those beauties!

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  5. I have been playing with ideas with my loulouthi too. I can't wait to cut into it! Love yours good idea!

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  6. Love the prints against that grey too -- such a beautiful fabric collection! Hand quilting would be lovely on this if you have the time...

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  7. I was thinking hand stitching too... or, to straight lines, like arrows or VVVVVVVVVVV

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  8. All those straight lines need some movement to them. How about curvy, hilly lines that come together here and there? You should check out Angela Walters book for ideas.

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  9. Oh the colours against the grey are amazing!

    Jerra xx

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  10. I'm so glad you chose that arrangement. It looks fabulous!

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  11. This is going to be a gorgeous quilt, Lori! There is so much you can do with straight lines. I could see square spirals in the centers of the diamonds and straight lines following the zig zag background. You've probably already decided what to do. I'm sure it will look wonderful!

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  12. I was at Jo Ann's in Sherman today and they had some pretty gray florals that might be nice for a backing. I think the quilting fabric was 25% off but you could wait for it to go off the sale so you could use a coupon.
    Ruth Ann

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