Tenth of Sixteen
AQ # 26: Blue Condo is the tenth of 16 quilts receiving their final reveal. On 9/29/17 I made the exciting announcement that 16 of my projects were finally finished. 16 sounds like a lot of work! When I think back on how much time was involved I would have to concur. Two good things happened though:
- My list of unfinished projects shrunk and,
- I was able to watch an enormous amount of movies.
AQ # 26: Blue Condo, as was the case with AQ # 25: Towne House, was a happy accident. During the process of assembling the random fabrics I had no idea what the quilt would turn into. While experimenting with the quilt’s orientation I started to see visions of a home. From that moment on my imagination began identifying the home’s features.
Lets look at the features I found:
- Located in the center is a piece of my 15 Minutes of Play home-made fabric.
- Immediately surrounding the core is a variety of teal and purple scraps. The home-made fabric along with these added pieces forms the main structure of the house.
- Flanking either side you will notice two columns of lime green fabric–one of which was stitched together from seven different pieces. I’m designating those as my pyramidal bushes.
- The roof was fashioned from a white fabric decorated with multi-colored stars.
- Directly above the center of the roof is a small scrap of teal colored fabric embellished with rectangles. This is the chimney.
- The teal fabrics that envelope the house are the sky.
I will admit that some of the items may require a bit of squinting, while others should be easily grasped.
To finish off my project I first added a small border of teal cotton. Directly encompassing the teal is a slightly wider frame of purple. The boldest move I made was to add an outer frame of a knock your socks off, lime green cotton. I chose the bodacious green for three reasons:
- Lime green is one of my favorite colors,
- It replicated a color already present in my quilt, and
- It was fun!
I layered the top with a sandwich of Warm & Natural batting and an awesome teal, blue and black fabric. I found the fabric in my stash. Already owning the material meant I could save money and reduce my inventory at the same time.
The Towne House and all of it’s corresponding pieces were quilted with a teal thread in an angular straight line pattern. The teal border was quilted with a matching thread using a simple straight line pattern. The purple border was quilted in the same way except with purple thread. The bodacious lime green border was quilted with a pattern design I had recently developed. You may read about the design in my post called Doodle Quilting.
Surrounding the quilt’s outer perimeter is a binding made from the same fabric as the backing. I made the decision to use this material because I thought it would provide another punch of color and because the bold colors would draw your eye inward. On the back in the bottom right corner is a label identifying the quilt.
AG # 26: Blue Condo, with all of its awesome details, measures 18″ x 23 1/2″.
This wraps up AQ # 26: Blue Condo.
If you would like to read about the other projects I have included links to them below:
- AQ # 17: The Chosen Nine
- AQ # 18: Four Friends # 1
- AQ # 19: Four Friends # 2
- AQ # 20: Rising Star
- AQ # 21: Backwards
- AQ # 22: Crossroads
- AQ # 23: On the Fringe
- AQ # 24: Multi-Cultural
- AQ # 25: Towne Home
Thank you for visiting!