Monday, 28 January 2013

From K: Black and White Kites

Last week I gave you a sneak peek at a new baby quilt top I've been working on. Over the weekend I was able to finish matching up all my seams, and figured it was worth sharing my progress.


This baby quilt top is made up of 224 half square triangle remnants left over from a recent throw sized quilt top I made. This is my first quilt that has exclusively used half square triangles and I'm really pleased with the effect.


Considering that I already had the half square triangles, this quilt top still look quite a bit of time to put together between what felt like endless triming and pining to match seams up.


Since I had a range of black and white prints, I wanted to play with the gradients in each kite, focusing the light prints in the bottom right, and dark prints in the top left.


I'm on a bit of a kick lately with using colour gradients to create movement in quilt tops, and I kind of don't see myself moving on anytime soon.

Linked to: Finish it up Friday, Link and Finish Friday, Can I get a Whoop Whoop?, and WiP Wednesday.

11 comments:

  1. Very pretty, Kelsey! Love the blue :)

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  2. Looks great, I can only admire your stamina in matching up all of those triangles!

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  3. How gorgeous! Easy and beautiful. :)

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  4. I like those black prints -- gives it a kind of "Zentangly" feel!

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  5. WAW!!!
    Not what I´m used to, but this is great!!!

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  6. I really like the kite-quilt. Besides the way you used the light-dark black and whites, I really like that THEY are the focus with the turq as the background. =)

    hugz,
    annie

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  7. Yes the color gradients are right on in this quilt. Wonderful technique!

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  8. I love this quilt! I've been trying to figure out a pattern for my granddaughter. I think she'd love this. I can also see it in black, white and red for a baby quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. That is beautiful! Love the color scheme and the zigzag created by the blue. I had to go look at the other quilt that spawned the scraps for this one, and that's brilliant as well!

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  10. That's so pretty, Kelsey! I love that shade of blue, and it really plays up the black and white prints. Whoop whoop!!

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