Saturday, February 20, 2010

Overlapping Squares
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Overlapping Squares
52x72.5" unquilted cottons, machine pieced.
I have to say that this was a very satisfying top to make. Many of the fabrics were ones I had saved for something red, and then lots of new Brandon Mably and Keiko Goke's were in the mix adding bigger spots of color, especially those big dots. The turquoise was my hand dyed and I had to use several different pieces in order to get enough centers. In life you can see the variation in color. 
Yes, I do see the heart shapes but they are secondary to my design, since I really liked the layered square look.
As I made this I kept thinking how easy this would be to quilt in the ditch, as a grid. Truthfully, I always like the unquilted tops best, hanging on the design wall under the spotlight.

11 comments:

  1. Lovely! I really like the little green spots peeking out of the sea of red!

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  2. Anonymous1:56 PM

    Really like this setting. I knew you would make the turquoise work. Thanks for admitting that you like the unquilted tops. I also often like the unquilted piece much better, but thought I was alone in that thought. ;-)
    <3 judi

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  3. Love it, great fabrics!

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  4. Fantastic! Love how it turned out....

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  5. it turned out great. I wouldn't bother with ditch quilting, I'd just do wavy parallel lines about 2" apart, maybe in both directiions with either red or turquoise thread, or multicolor thread.

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  7. Wow, that looks great! Those turquoise squares just jump right out at you.

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  8. This is a great layout, it looks wonderful with all the reds and the turquoise. I'm with Wanda on the quilting I love wavy lines.

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  9. What great placement.....I love this quilt.....I didn't readily see the "heart" design because I was so busy wondering how you made it look overlapped...LOL...once I saw that then the heart came into view.
    Great job!

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  10. I love how this turned out. You really know how to mix things up and come up with something totally exciting.

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  11. I have to admit, I was not loving the versions leading up to this, but I do really, really like this finished product! Lots to look at.

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