Saturday, March 10, 2018

Rabbit 2 Top Finished

Using the absolutely last of the Strips 'n Curves fabric, I finished this top while DH worked late last year. Then the "demo that didn't occur" took over so I hadn't posted it. Again I only used the Negative/Positive template set. It has an '80s vibe but a child might like to race his cars or horses, build a city or irrigate farmland on this quilt. It is open to the imagination.

Yellow/green Strips n' Curves quilt top sewn
I love some of the subtle changes from one curved area to the next in this Rob Peter to Pay Paul variation. Amazingly the strips lined up well. Only a couple of seams didn't match up at all. I'm not sure why but I'm not going to worry about it.

Once the blocks were sewn, this top took another three days to put together. After the strip sheets of fabric were created, I didn't press anything again until it was all together. Then I carefully used up/down motion only with the iron; no back/forth movement at all. All the outer edges are bias cuts so it definitely needs a border. Probably very narrow, just to stabilize those edges.

DIL has requested this quilt for a friend. Done deal. Just need to quilt and bind it.

Enjoy the day,
Ann

20 comments:

  1. Before I read your comments I noticed how neatly the curves connected. I really like the undulations and the subtle color shifts. It's lovely.

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    1. This design came from an old Louisa Smith class. She had us mark those extra seam lines on the templates. That's why they lined up so well even after all these years.

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  2. Love this Impressionistic quilt--such subtle color changes--just beautiful...lucky friend..hugs, Julierose

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    1. Thanks, Julie. I thought these colors were the prettiest of the leftovers but ended up finishing black and orange one first. Go figure.

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  3. "Irrigate his farm land" - what a wonderful mental image for this beautiful quilt top! I'm sure DIL's friend will LOVE it.

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    1. Well, it looks like aerial views of farmland to me, Julie Rose. I hope the baby loves it.

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  4. Very effective lay out for this pattern. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks, Angie. Just trying to move the UFOs out. This one surprised me.

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  5. It turned out lovely. I'm amazed at what you get done.

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    1. I had several stashes of blocks hanging around and lots of free time since Thanksgiving. No free time now though.

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  6. Oh I bet this one is even more lovely in person. It appears to have a lot of hidden depths! You are really pushing through the finishes lately.:)

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    1. Thanks, Audrey. I like the colors but have been unsure of the layout. Not enough, however, to unsew and remake it. I'm on a binge to finish up many old projects. The house is way too cluttered.

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  7. One word popped into my head when I saw your picture of the quilt - fabulous. No wonder your DIL would like it for her friend!

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    1. How kind of you, Linda. I hope my DIL's friend likes it, too.

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  8. Ann, beautiful small quilt! Love the colours here and the design is most definitely open to the imagination, I for one could sit happily looking at this beauty up on a wall for hours!

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    1. You are so sweet, Maureen. I love the colors but still wonder about the layout so I'm glad to know it meets your approval.

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  9. I like how some of the shifts from greens to paler shades are very clear and others are more subtle; it means there's lots to look at. I also like a lot the way the greens work in the quilt - they seem so rich and have a sort of glow - it's lovely, Ann.

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    1. I like the color gradations, too, and found these yellow and greens very soothing. But I had doubts about the layout after it was sewed. Not that I'm going to rework it now. Thanks, Kaja.

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  10. The top turned out wonderful! The green curve at the lower right reminds me of the cul-de-sac I live on.

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    1. The top doubles as an aerial view, doesn't it?

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