Yay! My first quilt of 2014! Of course this was supposed to be my last quilt of 2013, but (sigh), life.

Anyway, this is a cross quilt, made using fabric that has been sitting in my stash for way too long. Maybe two years? I am really happy that it has finally been transformed into a quilt.

Bue Cross Quilt by Shannon of The Finished Garment

The fabrics are Kona solids in greys and blues.

The fabrics are Kona solids. I bought them as a bundle, and I had to write to Mad About Patchwork, where I bought it, to find out what was in it, because this particular bundle isn’t even available anymore (though there is one that is very similar).

Bue Cross Quilt by Shannon of The Finished Garment

The backing is quite bright.

It seems that the colours are some of, but not all of: Snow, Ash, Medium Grey, Coal, Charcoal, Black, Indigo, Navy, Nightfall, Marine, Deep Blue, Ocean, Windsor and Delft. There might also be Slate and Pepper. That’s actually more than the number of pieces of fabric in the bundle I have, so hmmm, I am not especially helpful. But definitely some of those. Clearly I need better record keeping, and maybe a colour card.

Bue Cross Quilt by Shannon of The Finished Garment

The back is Crosshatch Sketch in Royal, and yes, it really is that blue.

This quilt is also a gift for a family member, so yes, there was another quilt dance party. Fun! Hope you don’t mind, mystery family member! The angle of the photo below makes the quilt look small, but it is actually 60″ by 67″ – a nice size lap quilt, perfect for snuggling on the sofa.

Bue Cross Quilt by Shannon of The Finished Garment

Dance party!

I used Crosshatch Sketch, which is the same print I used in my last quilt, but in Royal, for the backing. It is a very bright blue. I had planned to use the same print in the Denim colourway, but couldn’t find enough online. But, in retrospect, this blue is the perfect blue for the person who will be getting it. It really is their blue.

Bue Cross Quilt by Shannon of The Finished Garment

I used some of the leftover squares for the backing.

For the binding, I used three different colours.

Bue Cross Quilt by Shannon of The Finished Garment

I used three colours for the binding: a bright blue, a navy and grey.

For the quilting, I just did some simple straight line quilting. Nothing fancy. But I think this works really well with the piecing.

Bue Cross Quilt by Shannon of The Finished Garment

The colours were very hard to photograph because there was so much contrast.

Of course the kids always check my quilts for quality, warmth and general coziness.

Bue Cross Quilt by Shannon of The Finished Garment

Quality assurance testing.

And since this was for a family member there was extra-thorough quality assurance testing.

Bue Cross Quilt by Shannon of The Finished Garment

More quality testing.

I didn’t really use a pattern, but if you are looking for a tutorial, you can find a good one online here, by Jeni Baker of In Color Order.

Bue Cross Quilt by Shannon of The Finished Garment

Outdoor shot.

Hope the quilt is a hit. I’ll find out soon.

Feeling Blue Quilt

Quilt block: cross, or modern plus.

Size: 60 by 67 inches.

Fabrics:

Kona solids. I’m not sure of all the colours, but I think these are Snow, Ash, Medium Grey, Coal, Charcoal, Black, Indigo, Navy, Nightfall, Marine, Deep Blue, Ocean, Windsor and Delft. There may also be Slate and Pepper.

Binding: Three of the above.

Backing: Crosshatch Sketch in Royal by Timeless Treasures

Bue Cross Quilt by Shannon of The Finished Garment

Hopefully the quilt will be a hit!

16 Responses to Feeling Blue

  1. EmSewCrazy says:

    I love your quilts! They are always interesting and different but very pretty. I love multi colored binding and I think the quilting you chose really sets the design off!
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  2. Mystery family member (?) says:

    I suspect this might be absolutely perfect for a certain someone. Canada Post will reveal it in no time, I’m sure.

  3. Qu’il est beau ce plaid, les couleurs et l’assemblage sont très beaux ! Et puis aussi grand, c’est vraiment bien ! bravo !!!

  4. astérOïde says:

    J’adore, c’est magnifique!!!
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  5. Margaret says:

    Your quilt is lovely and so BLUE!! You can’t tell from my comment, but I love blue and whoever gets it is a lucky woman/man. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Love your quilt. The blues look wonderful together.
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  7. Andrea_R says:

    I love it! Yes, perfect quilting for this.
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  8. Kate says:

    Your quilt is beautiful!

  9. Kate says:

    Your quilt is beautiful.
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  10. Esmari Taylor says:

    I love it, Shannon! I made something similar for my dad using Parson Gray prints and Essex Linen but I’m thinking a solids one is on the cards for me now. The blues are just gorgeous!

  11. JoVE says:

    Beautiful! And it’s giving me ideas for the remains of a similar Kona fat quarter pack in purples. I’ve not got the whole thing left because I’ve already used some but …
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  12. elle says:

    Very nicely done!