Friday, February 14, 2014

A Quilt Along Finish!

I'm finished with my American Patchwork & Quilting Quilt Along Quilt...the "Tone it Down" quilt designed by Lissa Alexander.



 I'm absolutely in love with this quilt...it's one of my favorites ever. Not only is the pattern amazing...but because of the great design I was able to pull some fabrics out that had been sitting in my stash for years and finally use them--and that's a good feeling! Because fabrics we love are meant to be used, right?!


 All along I had planned to bind this quilt with an ABC print on red--but after finishing the quilt I knew the binding needed to be blue...well, to "tone it down!"



The blue polka dot from Potluck arrived in stores just in time for me to pick up a yard--enough for binding and a little extra for my stash!



 I learned a lot from making this quilt...it was a lot of fun to play with low-volume backgrounds and work with trying to get just the right contrast. And even though there were a few blocks that I thought didn't have enough contrast...in the end it worked out beautifully. The beautiful chain design goes through the entire quilt--even in the blocks where I thought it was a little less obvious.



I finished binding this quilt the other night while watching the Olympics...and it occurred to me that the circles on the quilt are reminiscent of the Olympic rings...it just seemed like the perfect way to finish this quilt that I've come to love so much!

Thanks so much Lissa and Jennifer for letting me join in! And thanks so much to all of you who have been so kind in your comments! Thanks for stopping by!




36 comments:

Christine M said...

Your quilt is just gorgeous Sherri.

Amira@littlemushroomcap said...

it turns out gorgeous Sherri. I missed the APQalong.. but feels like I want to make this quilt..so beautiful

Missy Shay said...

I love it and the blue binding was perfect!

Cynthia Piotrowski said...

That is so beautiful!

Tracey Holzer said...

Such a beautiful quilt and a great pattern!

collectcreatecirculate.com said...

Gorgeous, your version is one of my favorites. I better get back to work on mine soon! I think it will be a year long project for me...

Patchwork and Play said...

I love the scallop quilting! It really gives a whole new look to the quilt!

Jayne Honnold said...

Quite impressive, Sherri! I love your binding fabric. Perfection! I just finished my quilt top on Thursday. Satisfied, and unsure how soon I will have it quilted. Very proud to have it to this point, for now.

Grandmasewnsew said...

Your quilt is just beautiful! I'm hoping mine will be finished someday :) This is a great pattern and I've learned a lot sewing this too! Thank you for the inspiration.

AnnieO said...

Beautiful! It looks so soft and cozy. You could look at it for hours finding all the different prints! Congrats!

Lori said...

It turned out lovely! Such an interesting new twist on an old pattern. When you are tired of it (like never) you can mail it to me. Congratulations on a great finished quilt!

Farm Gate Creations said...

I can understand why you love it so much, it is simply gorgeous.

laurajane said...

It's beautiful,I love it too.xx

Kathleen Lambert said...

Beautiful quilt, Sherri. You pick the perfect colors they just make the quilt.

Susan Smith said...

I love it, Sherri! I didn't do the quilt-a-long but I did buy the magazine to get the pattern. I hope to make it some day!

Allie and Me design said...

♥ I´m in love! ♥
dearest greetings
Gesine

Karen said...

This really is a beautiful quilt, wish I'd had time to join in. At least I have the magazine :).

Jude Jones said...

I love this version the most of all the ones I have seen! Your binding is perfect! Please share what fabric you used for the back. It is truly incredible and you are an inspiration!

Carrie P. said...

congrats on your wonderful finish!

Micki Clemens said...

I love your quilt ! Where can I find the pattern ? I really need to make it. Thanks in advance, micki, micki922@bellsouth.net

Micki Clemens said...

I love your quilt ! Where can I find the pattern ? I really need to make it. Thanks in advance, micki, micki922@bellsouth.net

Christine S said...

This is so pretty, what a great quilt!

Helen L said...

so beautiful!! You've inspired me so much: I've got some of mine cut, but family emergencies have taken up my time. But I can't wait to make mine. Thanks for sharing such a great finish!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

KMSC said...

Beautiful!

Gra said...

Beautiful quilt!

Thimbleanna said...

What a gorgeous quilt Sherri! I LOVE it and that binding is perfect!

Anita said...

So in love with this quilt!

Cheryl said...

I love your version of this quilt!

Kara said...

Your quilt is absolutely beautiful! I love the mix of American Jane fabrics!

Josie McRazie said...

What a great update of Elizabeth Hambly Carlsons Liberty Garden! (Found in the December 2000 issue of American patchwork & Quilting) I love the soft colours!

Sara said...

This is just beautiful - modern and yet has that comfy cozy timeless feel to it as well. I can see this quilt being used for generations!

Catherine said...

Sherri, what a beautiful quilt! Love your choice of colours. I so enjoy each and every one of your posts! Happy quilting.

Andy said...

The blue binding is perfect! Another great quilt Sherri!

McClellan Fan said...

After I initially commented I seem to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on each time a comment is added I get 4 emails with the exact same comment. There has to be a way you are able to remove me from that service? Cheers. watch Venus Talk online

•stephanie• said...

this pattern hit me harder than any i'd seen in a long time. i loved it immediately. your version is amazing. i bought the magazine and MUST make one myself. decisions, decisions!!!

Susan said...

What issue magazine is the pattern in ? I would love to try this one!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...