Friday, 6 September 2013

From K - Finished Pink Pluses Quilt

I recently finished my Pink Pluses Quilt and I am so excited to donate it to a great cause tomorrow!
 
 
I mentioned in an earlier post that an all pink quilt was a bit out of my comfort zone so I balanced the donated pink fabrics with some gray prints and lighter pink prints from my stash. I honestly couldn't be more pleased with how well the fabrics blend together.
 
 
When contemplating what to make with a collection of donated pink strips, I thought hard about how I could make something special, yet something that still felt like it had a small piece of me in it. In the end, I went modern with the design and used a number of gray geometric background prints to balance out the bold pink floral pluses.
 
 
Since this quilt has a very feminine colour scheme, I thought I would try my hand at some swirl quilting to soften the edges of the plus pattern. It was my first time attempting this design but I know it won't be my last. I'd like to try this again soon. The texture it creates is so soft!
 
 
For the backing I kept is simple, a dominant pink fabric with a couple of modern prints to balance it out. I wanted the back to emote a similar balance of modern femininity and I hope this back reflects that.
 
 
I took these photos at sunset (which unfortunately doesn't translate at all in the pictures) and you can see I was loosing the light quickly!
 
 
If you'd like to read more about the Southern Alberta flooding and how it effected my city, I have an early post here. It has been incredible to watch the outpouring of support and donations sent in from the quilting community for this cause. I hope this quilt brings some comfort and love to a much deserving family.
 
I'm linking up to TGIFF and Finish it up Friday.

14 comments:

  1. You nailed it! It's absolutely wonderful.

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  2. It looks absolutely perfect Kelsey! I love the quilting you went with, great job! And i love the mix of grey with pink, still feminine but not girly, girly! Awesome finish!

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  3. It looks fantastic Kelsey. The quilting is great, and I just love the Albertan backgrop!

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  4. This is beautiful! I love how the bright colors burst in the middle and fade out on the sides of the quilt! Great design.

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  5. I am quite partial to pinks, they are so warm and cheery. I love how you combined the pinks with the greys. Stunning!

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  6. This is just beautiful! I have stacks of pink fabrics--not sure why--I had a boy, not a girl--and this is a great design.

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  7. A beautiful quilt ...love the fabrics. Thanks for sharing. Marie (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

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  8. Ooh that's gorgeous. thanks for linking up!

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  9. Beautiful finish! I'm sure it will be well loved in its new home.

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  10. Gorgeous! Just the right balance of pink with the gray! Love the quilting.... You did a super job! Congrats on a wonderful finish!

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  11. It's lovely Kelsey, the grays tone down the pinks beautifully and there's such a lovely tonal mix. I'm sure it'll bring much delight.

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  12. I love this!!! the colors are awesome...totally going to have to make one now that I saw yours. Awesome Job!!!

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