Friday, October 22, 2010

Freebird

It's done! And... um, yeah - I'm totally keeping it! :) So, with no further delays, I (proudly) present Freebird Window Quilt...


Having an off centered strip down the back is sort of becoming my signature thing. I don't usually plan for it, but for some reason I keep messing up the measurements for the back fabric and have to widen it up. Oops. But I always love the outcome, so... no harm, no foul, right?

I absolutely love the orange fabrics in this line! I think they were the real reason I want to keep this one!

I think the absolute best decision I made on this quilt was to create windows - framing the blocks with white. As I mentioned, I have seen several other quilts with this fabric and they were really - really - busy. I think separating the colors with just an inch of white really made all of the difference. I love the blocks - each with a contrast - but the white frames created a showcase for each block, rather than ending up with a holy nightmare of colors trying to compete right next to each other. Wow, that was a long explanation. ;)

The quilt is a twin size quilt - 66 x 78. Great size for snuggling! I am so excited to have a beautiful quilt just for me!! Yea!

7 comments:

Michelle Walkenhorst said...

It looks fantastic!
"Linday", check the first pic. ;)

Linz said...

I saw. How lame was that? It's fixed now! haha!

Dan and Becca said...

I can definitely see why you wanted to keep this one! It is one of my favorites of yours. Excellent job. Can't wait to see what you come up with next!

Jen said...

Fantastic. I love orange, it is my favorite color. I'm glad you get to keep it. I am deciding that pink one I just finished is called "Pink Headache," because it is too busy. Kind of bummed about that, but oh well.

Michelle said...

Oh - it is absolutely beautiful!! I DEFINITELY love the "window" look ... totally gives it that crisp look. The colors are fabulous!

Angie said...

That's really cute!

acte gratuit said...

VERY cute! I totally agree about the white frame! Perfect!!!