Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fall Equinox

The equinox was yesterday (or today, depending on where you are in the world), and what better way to celebrate fall than by finishing a quilt top in some lovely autumnal colors?

My Fat Quarterly Quilt Along top is done! And I completely love it! I was a few blocks short of what was needed for the larger size, so I kind of did my own thing as far as that goes. And I know many people decided to alternate the blocks so that some seams were vertical and others horizontal. I decided to stick with the all-one-direction layout because I like the extra dose of orderliness it gave to an otherwise chaotically colorful quilt.

I'm judging my first quilt along experience to be a big success, because:

1. I completely love this top.

2. I finished it in record time–six days! Seriously, SIX DAYS. That's crazy fast for me. Obviously staying caught up with the group is a good motivator!

3. These are not really my usual colors, and I never would have done a quilt like this if not for the quilt-along. As a graphic designer, I've done some of my best work while either collaborating with others, or using parameters set by someone else. That often forced me to exercise my creativity a little more. This quilt-along made me realize the same may be true for my quilting.

(Note: I'm adding this post to Fabric Tuesday on Quilt Story! Check it out!)


  1. Nice job! Beautiful! I agree...I need a push to work out of my comfort zone. Maybe I'll try the quilt along next!

    AnneMarie @ Gen X Quilters

  2. Perfect use of solids and I love the color palette!

  3. Very pretty quilt. I came over from Quiltstory Fabric Tuesday.

  4. This is one of my most favorite quilt patterns of all time! I love square-in-square blocks. This one turned out great. I love the colors. Nice job!

  5. 1. I love it too
    2. 6 days?!? I don't know if we can be friends...:)
    3. That type of thing works for me too!!

    Good work, so cute! Thanks for linking up this week, see you next time :)

  6. That is beautiful! And how awesome, that you pieced it so quickly!

    (I'm doing a layer-cake quilt-along, so we'll see how that goes...)

  7. I really like the colors in this quilt. and the design. and the name. : )

  8. this is beautiful. i love the colors


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