Friday, October 19, 2012

Spring Fling Quilt

I know-it's fall. But we all need some ultrabright neon spring color, right? I pieced this top a few years ago. I can't even remember when-it's been that long-and finally got it sandwiched and quilted in the past few weeks. I bought various amounts of yardage of this fabric, which is Spring Fling by Me and My Sister Designs for Moda, and somehow came up with a pattern that used almost every inch of it. I'm sure that'll never happen again! I did have to buy a little for the back but that does always happen and I always buy clearance stuff for that so it's all good. I used Electric Quilt 5 to figure out the best block size and quilt size to utilize all of my fabric in the best way, using two simple blocks-the 9 patch and the snowball block. Since then I've upgraded to Electric Quilt 7 and love it even more. I used two different fabrics in the binding and of course, rounded corners.



This is a closeup of the two blocks I used. I cut this out almost entirely using my Accuquilt Go (which has since been replaced with a Big Shot Pro) and the 2.5" strip die, 4.5" strip die, and 6" square die.

And the pieced back. Have I mentioned how much I hate making pieced backs? But I love the look and I can't really make myself buy a ton of fabric just so I can avoid a pieced back.

20 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh just beautiful- love those colors

Silvana said...

I loved the fabrics and colors! Beautiful!

Tammy said...

Very fun! I love the bright colors. :)

Lynn Murphy said...

oooooo they are sooooo pretty. I love the colors and they'll put a smile on your face when the snow flies.

Kaye said...

What a happy quilt! And I loved the pieced back.

Tiffany said...

It looks wonderful, I like bright colors in the fall.

Fleursbydesign said...

Beautiful quilt love the bright colors

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

So, so pretty!
Both sides :)

Tracy said...

This is such a pretty quilt.
Love the pretty, happy spring colours.
I have never seen a pieced back before, great way to use up your larger pieces of fabric :)

Sara said...

Gorgeous quilt! Beautiful colors!

Sue Althouse said...

Wow, these are such fun colors and some gorgeous quilting. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Larissa said...

Wow so pretty! Gorgeous colours.

Hugs,
Larissa

Karen said...

I have always enjoyed these fabrics and like how you have used them in this quilt. I also like the shaped corners. The pieced backs always look good and I agree they are a bit fiddly. But they are worth it and use up that stash of fabric.
Your quilt looks great.

Sam said...

WOW! Love, love your gorgeous quilts....so beautiful.
Thanks for making me smile :-)

Jingle said...

What a pretty spring quilt! I like the back! Such fun colors!!!

Becky said...

Such pretty spring colors. I like the back :)

Dawn said...

Beautiful!

Chris D. said...

Wow Gale! Your quilt is amazing! Those colors and patterns are so bright and cheerful! TFS!

jimlynn said...

I don't know how in the world I missed this!!!
LOVE IT! Front and back both...so gorgeous. So glad you decided to finish it. Love the colors and those rounded corners! Really liked the pieced back!
Lynn

Kati said...

So fun and bright! Yeah for a pieced back! It's always worth it to use up what you have and piece it. It all turned out great!

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