Monday, July 10, 2017

Tangelo Quilt

I'm happy to have my Tangelo quilt finished! The pattern is from Carolyn Friedlander and is completely paper pieced. I had been putting off making this quilt because of all the paper piecing, but it turned out really fun to make and less time consuming than I anticipated.


I started with Flower Shop, a line from Cotton and Steel and added some additional C+S basics. The background is Moda Crossweave in black. I love the look of the Crossweave, but my sewing room and clothes were covered in black threads the entire time I was working on the quit.


For the quilting I used a simple back and forth design in the background and added straight lines with my free motion ruler foot in the triangles.


The backing is a favorite print from C+S and the binding is a solid aqua. I had trouble choosing a binding and am not totally thrilled with this one. It looks a little soft in color for the quilt. I've never taken off a binding and replaced it, but I'm considering it. Although I'm still not sure what might work better.


FYI - I use a paper piecing method that utilizes freezer paper for the foundation and doesn't require sewing your fabric to the paper. It's a great method especially when it comes time to remove the paper. There are tutorials online if you're interested.



8 comments:

  1. This turned out gorgeous! What a wonderful mix of fabrics!

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  2. I really love the colors and mix of fabrics you chose for the quilt top. When I haven't wanted to remove the binding... I've just sewn a new one on top of the old one (ssshhhh... it can be our little secret). o_O

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  3. Visual master piece. Looks great.

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  4. This is so cool and a fantastic color scheme. I usually spend too much time picking out the "perfect" binding so I haven't yet had binding regret! If you do decide to switch it out, I would suggest black!

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  5. So pretty! Your quilting must give it really yummy texture, too :)

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  6. This is beautiful, Cynthia. I love the colors, love the fabrics.
    I hate paper piecing 😬 I have learned to transfer the pattern to thin white cotton fabric.
    It is complicated to explain but I love it.
    I am working on the Facing East pattern and just a million other projects all at the same time,
    I adore this pattern and your elegant finish, now I need to add this to my list.
    Thanks bunches for sharing

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  7. Really love this quilt but can't face the paper piecing. How about the coral colour for the binding if you decide to change? Thanks for sharing.

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Thanks so much for taking time to comment!