Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Value quilt top


My Value quilt quilt top is complete!  168 squares, 336 triangle pieces are are complete!  I could not be happier with the end result, and am so glad I decided on this layout.  It really makes the color value pop and my worries of not being able to tell light from dark are no more.


Again, I followed Katie's tutorial over at sewkatiedid and ended with this beautiful result.  The finished top measures 60 1/2 inches x 70 1/2 inches, a perfect couch/lap quilt!


If you haven't realized by now, I love love love color, and I think this is by far my favorite quilt by a mile that I have made.  I'm glad it's going to my mom, as we live close to one another, so I can always visit to see it.  I hope she loves it as much as I do.

Im thinking of a pieced back, but I'm thinking something fairly simple, since the front is quite busy.

As for quilting it, I think this quilt needs straight lines.  I'm thinking of outlining the diamond shapes with quilting 1/4 inch from the separation between light and dark...thoughts??  suggestions??  I'm not totally sold on it yet, but I'm not sure what else to do...




Happy quilting!

I'll be linking this post to Amylouwho's Sew and Tell and Lit and Laundry's Finished for Friday...I consider getting this quilt top pieced a finish!

22 comments:

  1. Lovely! Scrappy quilts are my favorites. Playing with the value is fun and yields beautiful results.

    I have no suggestions for quilting though. I'm still under-confident when it comes to choosing quilt designs.

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  2. Oh, that is totally yummy, Jessica !

    I think you are right on cue with the quilting idea.......atleast it matches my frame of mind too. I would quilt 1/4 to 3/8, whatever width the 'needle to side of walking foot' measures, away from that division you talked about, but I would be sure to do it on both sides, in the dark and in the light. That may be all it needs. For the center 4 triangles, you'll probably need to improvise a diamond or double diamond in the center, to keep it from standing up too poofy.

    Can't wait to see it.......your mom is going to GLOW with pride !

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  3. I love your value quilt! I came across your blog last week when you blogged about the quilt on your design wall, and I keep checking back to see your progress. I start my first quilting class next week and I'm so excited to get started! I hope my quilts turn out as pretty as yours!

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  4. Wow Jess, that's incredible... plus every fabric you chose is interesting and impactful.

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  5. This is so fantastic. Great job!

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  6. Absolutely fabulous! You could stare at it again and again, and still see something different. Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing! :o) Larri at Seams Inspired

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  7. This is absolutely gorgeous! I really like bright colors as well. (I really like the yellow green and blue hst quilt in the sidebar too).

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  8. Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous!! The lay out really showcases all the colors and patterns. :o) That is sweet that you will be giving it to your mom and still being close enough for a visit. :o)
    I hope you have a nice weekend. :o)
    Sincerely - Trish

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  9. Great quilt! I just love the bright fabrics and the very clear design of light and dark.

    You will be so happy you did this-not only is it gorgeous but what your eye learned doing it will stay with you forever. I made a charm square quilt early on in my quilting career and it taught me so much about fabric.

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  10. Love your quilt!
    I finished a smaller one and really appreciated her tutorial about it. I ended up quilting around the rows in straight line quilting but for my old machine is really free-motion quilting and guiding it as straight as possible.

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  11. This is wonderful! I love all the different fabrics. Scrappy is always a favorite of mine.

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  12. fun! I need to try one of these...

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  13. I love it! And I like your idea for quilting it too. It's just so bright and happy.

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  14. Love your values quilt!! I have a scad of half square triangles already made up!! Now i know what to do with them!!

    Blessings,

    KT

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  15. Your values quilt turned out beautifully! It is very colorful, and I am sure your mom will love it! Great job! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. I am truly inspired to start my husbands quilt. He wants one with fall colors but I had not yet settled on a pattern. This convinces me, no matter what pattern I select, it will be worth it in the end. BEAUTIFUL WORK! Hugs. Tammy

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  17. Beautiful! we would love if you came and linked up to our linky party at quiltstory.blogspot.com today. Thanks!

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  18. Wow! You did a lovely job on this! I love this kind of quilt because it's so simple, yet so striking and you can add personal fabric choices that mean something to you. Great job. I'm putting a values quilt on my to-do list!

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