Thursday, May 9, 2013

Friday's Finish - Pop Star Quilt

Pop Star Quilt is my version of Sarah Fielke's Made in Cherry Quilt.
 
Is it wrong that each quilt I finish becomes my newest favourite? ;o)
  This week's favourite?
 
 
 
It was at the top of my Q2 Finish-A-Long list - so finishing makes me happy, but I think it's the colours and quilting that have me loving my newest quilt. ;o)
 
she can quilt

 
Truthfully, I never thought I'd be making a  quilt using purple. 
 Purple is the colour most absent from my stash. Perhaps that's why I still choose to think of this quilt as being more about magenta than purple.  ;o)
 Honestly, it was Liz Scott's fabric line Domestic Bliss that lured me into working with purple and pinks.


Taking inspiration from the palette in Domestic Bliss, I chose dark, medium and lights in pink and in purple to make my quilt.  Originally, I even chose a background fabric that was teal (to be like this print from Domestic Bliss),  but obviously, I  changed my mind.  Instead, I went with a bright, spring green (oh, I do love Henna Garden in any colour from Sandi Henderson).

 
 
As much as I love the front of the quilt, I'm really crushing on the back.
For the backing fabric, I chose Denyse Schmidt's Ladder Dot in Fuschia (see how nicely it goes with the fabrics in the quilt top?  that was pure luck, as I chose everything separately online over the course of a year as I collected fabrics to make this quilt).  The colour is just delicious!
 
 
 It also complements my free motion quilting!
 
 
 However, I was stuck for awhile, trying to figure out what to chose for a binding fabric.  Then it hit me... Crosshatch in Plum from Carolyn Friedlander's Architexture  line.  It would be perfect! Right?


Now I can't decide which side up I like better...
this

 
or this?
 

 
Here's to a happy week of real Spring weather (we've had temps in the mid 20's Celsius this week... woohoo!) and to a finish! ;o)
 
I'm linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts
 
 and with Quilt Matter's

13 comments:

  1. Oh, Katherine!
    Your quilting is superb!
    I can´t decide wich side I like the best either, but that must mean that you have made two fantastic quilts!
    Stor Kram//Maja

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  2. Love your quilt! So beautiful & your quilting is so gorgeous. I would give each side equal display time, it's really not fair otherwise.

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  3. oh what a gorgeous quilt. your FMQ is wonderful. I think I love the back side a wee bit more then the front.

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  4. I love the quilting you did on this quilt. With the back being so pretty too... you can change things up each week just by flipping the quilt over.

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  5. Woo hoo! It's beautiful, Katherine. I love purple so I'm totally crushing on your quilt! So glad you linked up to TGIFF!

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  6. Like the colour and the quilting!

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  7. What a wonderful quilt! I am in love with your fabric selection!
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  8. WOW I'm crushing on that colour combo - it's fun and it sizzles! BTW - there's a chance of rain mixed with snow on Monday here north of Toronto --- it just never ends, LOLLLLLL!!!

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  9. This quilt is just wonderful, so full of colour and the quilting is a great compliment to the design.

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  10. So pretty! What a great finish - your FMQ is amazing!

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  11. Hello again! I just had a look around your blog. Must sign up to follow. I don't want to miss anything : )

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