Friday, March 30, 2018

Cascade

Cascade by Initial K Studio was one of the first quilts to catch my attention. I first saw it several years ago and it was one of the first modern quilts I saw that attracted me to quilting. Then I forgot about it as quilt after quilt inundated my mind. But several months ago I remembered it and decided it was time!

I was initially tempted to buy Cascade as a kit because it was hard to see it in any other colors. But then I found this magnificent jelly roll in my stash: Grunge by Moda. When I unwrapped it, I almost thought I had to bag the project. I was hoping to get a gradient across with one strip of each color, but instead I found that the jelly roll came with 20 colors of 2 strips each. But you know how a jelly roll is, once you unwrap it, you can't quite get it back. That motivated me to find a way to use it by arranging the colors in a gradient by intersplicing each color.

This is probably the simplest quilting I've ever done, with just some straight lines and a few simple linear designs peeking out. I didn't think it really needed more than that.

I took a shot of the quilt vertically, and I think it looks kind of interesting!

This simple and modern quilt reminds me of why I got into quilting in the first place. And although I usually like to pile on the drama, sticking with the simple quilting was the right choice in this case. I'm glad I finally made this quilt that helped send me on this crazy, wonderful rabbit hole of quilting!

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Linking up with: Crazy Mom Quilts, My Quilt Infatuation, Busy Hands Quilts, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Cooking Up Quilts, Sew Can She, and Powered by Quilting.

18 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! Congratulations! ;^)

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  2. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the little peaks of curvy quilting scattered through the quilt. :D

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  3. Hi Liz,
    Oh, this turned out just beautiful! I am a big fan of Grunge, and this pattern is very interesting. Your choice in quilting is perfect - a little linear stuff with some punches of other stuff for some eye candy. Great job as usual! Happy Friday! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  4. I love how you quilted this with random little surprises of fun quilting in the white strips. Genius idea for how you arranged the colors. Truly modern!

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  5. What a lovely finish! I agree that the quilt didn't need much more quilting, and the extra few motifs you added in are fun and add to the movement. I'm glad you were able to figure out how to make the jelly roll work for the pattern.

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  6. Another fun, mod finish! I don't think I've seen the original quilt, so your version is now the one I want to emulate, ha ha!

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  7. Such a fun quilt! And who doesn't love Grunge! Love your quilting. Fun, fun, fun!

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  8. You really did a wonderful job of putting the colors together for this quilt. And is this the quilt you mentioned to me that you thought I would be disappointed with the "simple" quilting. If it is, your interpretation of simple quilting beats my simple quilting any day. Really, your quilting is not simple, I love the pop of intricate quilting you did on some of the rows. I would be happy if I could do just that. I'm wondering which color is your favorite on the quilt. I'm usually not a "solid" person but this is the year I've been making more quilts using solid. I love your Cascade quilt.

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  9. Simple to you is stunning to me! Beautiful as always, Liz!

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  10. Grunge is a perfect start to a quilt. It speaks its own language. I love the deep colors of your quilt and Cascade was the perfect pattern to showcase your jelly roll.

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  11. It's the perfect use for the Grunge collection ! I love how you quilted this one. I'm a straight line quilting lover and I think it really showcases the few other motifs you added.

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  12. That is one beautiful quilt. As usual, the quilting's perfect, but it was a stroke of genius to stagger the colours in the jelly roll. Congratulations!

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  13. Great colors! I like how you spread them out.

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  14. I can't add anything else to the above comments. Stunning, simply stunning!

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  15. What a visually stunning quilt! Love the Grunge and the quilting as well! Perfect!

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  16. I love when you can make something work in a way you don’t expect and it turns out just as good. Probably it turned out better in this case. I love what you did for the quilting - just simple but a few hints of whimsy.

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  17. The little bits of fun quilting mixed with all those fabulous straight lines is just perfect. You are right, the quilt doesn't need any more than what you did. I'm glad you were able to make the jelly roll work. Grunge is great and I really like the way it looks in your quilt!

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  18. Great quilt, love what you did to it.

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