Thursday, February 28, 2013

February Finish: Split Personality Quilt


I finished this quilt just under the wire for Shanna of Fiber of All Sorts February Lovely Year of Finishes!  Yea!

I loved the name that Marlene of Kissed Quilts came up with, "Split Personality".  It also inspired my quilting method.  I split the quilt into free motion quilting, and straight line quilting!  I love the way it looks, and even better, it sounds and feels like corduroy when you run your hand over the straight quilting :-).
I even used some Kaffe Fasset fabric for the binding, which gives it even more "personality", as it goes so well with the Mark Lipinski fabric, a designer with tons of personality!

The back is even more "split", as it's all reproduction fabric that I had in my stash!  Lots of orange in this quilt, which I'm sure Shanna will like ;-).

Finally, I used a new technique that I leanred from Marlene's blog or facebook page... using clear transparencies and a white board marker to put over a print out of the quilt (I don't have a color printer).  Love it!
I'm also linking up with Leah Day's Free Motion Friday  and Amanda Jean's Finish it up Friday. Below is another "finish", and free motion mini quilt that I finished earlier this week!  2 in one week?!  Oh yeah!



8 comments:

  1. I love to see straight lines and free motion curves. Your quilt is charming.

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  2. Ohhhhhh I'm in love with your quilt. It's so great! Your machine and super awesome talent are paired up perfectly

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  3. You really don't need a color printer!!! All you do is replace dried out color cartridges... because you dont' use them enough.... I only use the black/white- draft print.... unless it is important paperwork and then I let it use a bit more black ink.

    The quilt looks great!

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  4. You might want to take some blue painters tape to put around the edges of that clear transparency. Trust me on this.....those white board markers are a royal PITA to get out when you accidentally go off the edge and onto your quilt top.......

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  5. Love your sun mini quilt :)

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  6. Your sun quilt really caught my eye. The color choice is very dramatic. Both quilts are very, very nice. To finish two quilts in a week is really inspiring.

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  7. oooooooooooooh that is STUNNINGGG!!! ooooh wow wow Becky!! : ))

    ~Monika

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