Friday, June 16, 2017

True Blue

When I came across a quilt kit by Zen Chic using her True Blue fabric line at a quilt show, I felt simultaneously happy and guilty. Happy because it is such a beautiful kit, and the pattern is very easy and very me. Guilty because I already have the True Blue fabric bundle in my stash somewhere! Surely I don't need to buy it again in the form of a kit, right?

But it was on sale ...

This quilt top was so easy and relaxing to make because it's made of randomly paired half-square triangles. I love making half-square triangles! It's the only block I have truly mastered, mostly because I can trim it to size. And of course, the fabric is just so lovely.

Quilting this, on the other hand, wasn't easy ... at least at first. I decided to play with contrast in both shape and scale. This is my first time using a ruler base to do ruler work, and at first, it was terrifying. But after about 1/3 of the quilt, I realized I was much more comfortable!

In the foreground fabrics, I did a lot of geometric designs, and I highlighted a few patches and quilted a flower in them.

In the negative space, it is all about curvy, swirly designs. I had some fun echoing some of the triangle designs in the negative space too.

I had to sneak a feather in here somewhere! But it ended up being a big, showy feather that also divided up the space.

This is the 3rd quilt I completed on my longarm. While every quilt is a learning experience, this one really stretched me, but I'm so happy with the end result!


Link parties I joined: Cut & Alter, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Busy Hands Quilts, Crazy Mom Quilts, and Sew Can She.


  1. Your quilt is beautiful! I love the contrast of the curves in the feather and swirls against the angles of your linear based shapes. It's a a wonderful quilt!

  2. The quilt top itself is lovely, but the quilting is STUNNING and elevates the whole thing to a new level. With a finish like this, you shouldn't have any guilt about that extra True Blue bundle ;-)

  3. I read your post with my mouth opened, it is stunning and this is only your third quilt. Give yourself a pat on the shoulder for me because I am just in awe of your talent and this is only the beginning. You are becoming one with your Long Arm.

  4. I think this is the first time I have been to your site - I clicked over from Crazy Mom Quilts. You have talent!!! My gosh - the placement of color is wonderful and the quilting - yikes! I need to go poke around your site and take a look. :-)

  5. Beautiful! Your quilting makes it a masterpiece.

  6. Simply beautiful, I love love love the quilting.

  7. Wow, Liz! I think your quilting is stunning. I'm sitting here with my nose to my computer screen looking at all the motifs you fit in the negative space. You are doing a fantastic job with your longarm!

  8. Oh Liz this is just stunning!! Can't believe that this is only your third quilt on the longarm - you are a natural. Rulerwork terrified at first but they soon feel quite at home in your hands if you keep practicing .... although I have to say it looks like you have already perfected it! Thank you for linking up to TGIFF :)

  9. What a beautiful quilt. I love it!

  10. Another beautiful finish! I find that we are often seduced by a fabric/line and keep wanting to use it. It is funny, but it has happened to me too!


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