Monday, February 13, 2012

Solids - A finshed quilt!

In an unusual turn of events, I have finished a quilt. Not unusual because it is finished, but because there is not one print in sight! I thought I would find it really boring when it was finished, but you know, I actually think its awesome.


A Solid Quilt
The sun was not playing nice for the photoshoot, so the colours look a little off here.


Its so different working with solids. The layout/pattern is everything I think. Equilateral triangles are actually really interesting to look at. Your brain tries to rationalise the shapes you are seeing, and picks a million and one different things out from the jumble of colours. For example, I keep seeing snowy topped mountains, radioactive symbols and hexagons of all shapes an sizes.



A Solid Quilt


This quilt was done on commission, through my etsy store, for a lovely lady in Canada. She was very specific about the colours that she wanted, which was actually really helpful. I didn't have to second guess myself too much, which I do all the time when making for others.


A Solid Quilt


I straight line quilted either side of the diagonal lines, but not the horizontal ones, to create a diamond lattice pattern on the back. I really like this aspect, and I think it ties in with the bold geometric feel of the front.


A Solid Quilt


One thing I did notice about using only solids is that it creates a much stiffer and heavier quilt. It must just be down to the weight of the fabric. My Love Bento quilt is much much heavier and stiffer than my Snowball Quilt and they are about they same size. I think personally, I prefer the softer quilts, but at least you can tell it is good quality fabrics.


A Solid Quilt


I'm kind of dreading how much the postage on this will be, from the UK to Canada. Does anyone have any experience? (Paging Susan here!) 







24 comments:

  1. It didn't cost near as much as I thought it would to post Etchings to my brother, but it was not a 'heavy' quilt. The etchings fabric were really soft and supple so I presume yours will cost more, sorry!! But it is very beautiful and congratulations on getting commissions!

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  2. Laura this quilt is beautiful. I am not a huge fan of solid only quilts but this one could make me change my mind.

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  3. I am still kind of scared of the whole 100% solid thing, but this looks lovely x

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  4. This looks great - I saw a big star looking at the view of it on the floor, I think you would just keep on looking and seeing different shapes.

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  5. Stunning LJ, and I admire your bravery! The quilt looks gorgeous against that clear blue sky! Jxo

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  6. It is gorgeous!! I am a big fan of the all solids, I really need to do something with the Poisedon bundle I bought last year!!

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  7. I love solids quilts and this is a stunner!

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  8. This quilt is really pretty. I really like the colors you chose. Very, very nice job!

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  9. Great quilt Laura! I love solids! Hope you don''t need a second mortgage to post it :-)

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  10. Gorgeous! I love solid quilts :)
    The colours are so nice and the simple pattern looks beautiful!

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  11. Ooh, that looks fab, and how great that your customer was so helpful (I slightly dread the 'do whatever you like' sort of customers)

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  12. Very nice, Laura! I've been thinking about a string quilt using only solids. Think I'll give it a shot now :D

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  13. It's BEAUTIFUL! I love the colors and their random placement. The triangles are gorgeous, simple but totally interesting. I am really digging solid quilts right now...have one in mind for next month.

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  14. I have a new found love for solids and having been in the FTLOS swap I now really want to make a quilt for me. I never thought I would love solids so much. Great quilt LJ and good luck with the postage!

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  15. Oooooo this is lovely! great job Laura.. (how big is it, by the way?) x

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  16. Great finish Laura Jane! I think those triangles look amazing.

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  17. Oh sweetie its turned out absolutely gorgeous!! Tough to hand that one over...

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  18. I love the Amish look of this quilt! Bravo! Happy Valentines Day! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  19. Fabulous quilt there Laura - lucky Canadian lady!

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