Wednesday, 21 August 2013

From K - Pink Pluses Quilt Top

I'm juggling a lot of WiPs lately, but my priority right now is a project I'm putting together for Quilting for Calgary.
Most of the pink fabrics in this quilt were generously donated for the cause and I had a great time turning them into something modern. I am typically not a huge bubblegum girl so this has been an amazing way to break out of my safe zone. Together with a few red-pink fabrics from my stash and a whole lot of gray prints, this quilt has really developed into something fun.
The donated fabrics were cut into 3.5" WOF strips, so I knew right away I wanted to come up with a pattern that would maximize their size. While debating my options, an amazing large scale plus quilt by Leanne (from She Can Quilt) hit my bloglovin' feed and I knew it was a perfect pattern choice.
Last night I made the backing and spray basted the layers. I'm hoping to toss in a few pins tonight and then get quilting ASAP! I am super excited to quilt this because I'm going to try a new FMQ technique, and also because I just splurged on a new Janome 8200 - eek!
Here's a quick peak at my two Janomes side by side (4100 and 8200 models respectively). I apologize for the poor lighting in the evening shot but I swear this photo serves a purpose. Since I do the majority of my sewing in the evenings, I am especially excited about all of the LED lights that this new machine has. Between that and the 11" throat space I am absolutely smitten. Everything beyond that is absolute icing on the cake and I am so beyond thrilled.

Now I hope that you can excuse me while I skip my way back to my sewing room.
Linking up to WiP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced.

13 comments:

  1. OMG my jaw dropped looking at the size of the new machine in comparison. Good pic. You go girl! Quilting is going to be amazing on that daddy machine. I really do like your pinks with grey plusses. I Especially love the little runaway in the top left hanging by himself - so cute. Would love to hear how it goes with the new machine.

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  2. It looks fantastic Kelsey. I love the varied background fabrics too. What quilting did you decide on?

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  3. I really really love this quilt! Surprising given that I am not a huge pink fan either. Wow, your new machine is enormous! It looks amazing to quilt on - can't wait to see how this one turns out.

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  4. I love the quilt. The way you placed the colours really makes them pop. Great job!

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  5. Positively perfect! And holy wow, nice new machine! Can't wait to see how you quilt this one up!

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  6. Really lovely quilt, the grey stops it being a sickly pink, just looks nice and modern. And Oh, gorgeous new machine. Let us know how the quilting goes. Have fun.

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  7. I love this quilt! And congrats on the new machine!

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  8. Beautiful quilt! (I don't really like pink, but it does look good!)

    Beautiful sewing machine too!

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  9. Love this quilt! And the way you arranged the fabrics is just perfect. Can't wait to see what you do on that machine. Love all that room!

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  10. I just treated myself to this machine too - mainly for the 11 inches! Have you tried the dual feed foot yet? Amazing.

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  11. Love that quilt! I like plus quilts to begin with, but your layout and colors (pinks, reds, greys) is really striking! I have a janome 6500, and wish it had better lighting, so I am getting a LED lighting strip to put under the throat.

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  12. Your quilt turned out so wonderfully, I love it!

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