Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Value Dance Quilt


Firstly, I would like to thank everyone who has shared their experiences using flannel as backing and thank you for those great batting suggestions too!

I've finished my version of Rachel's Value Dance Quilt for the Value Added Quilt Along and I am pretty proud of how this project turned out!!





in black & white

I love learning more about colour and fabric choice and this project has taught me alot about value and how to use that to my advantage.   This is the first quilt I've done without buying new fabrics - these fabrics are from my stash and remnants from previous projects.   This is also my first project mixing fabrics from different lines to make a quilt ( something I've never done before ) - usually I'll use fabrics from the same line as I know for sure that the colours and prints will match each other perfectly.



I've quilted straight lines, outlining either sides of the diagonal hour glass seams and extended them onto the borders.   I've used the same border fabric - Triflora print from the Lou Lou Thi collection for the binding.  


 
The backing is from the Flannel Pretty Paisley Garden collection - cream with multi coloured dots and I've used Warm & Natural cotton batting in between.   This quilt finished at 53" x 62".
 



Overall, I am so glad I took up the challenge and this is yet another favourite quilt that I have made thus far.


Happy Quilting and thanks for visiting!


Edit to note:

I'm linking up to the Value Added QAL linky party happening over at Leila's of Where the Orchids Grow.   Hope you'll check out the other quilters sharing their lovely value added quilt creations.


35 comments:

  1. No wonder it's a favourite, Farah. I love it!!!

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  2. It's gorgeous Farah. I love the way you've quilted it too, it really makes the design pop out, just brilliant :)

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  3. The top and the back, so pretty!

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  4. Just beautiful, Farah! The colors really do dance across your quilt! Love it! And your quilting is perfect! Was this the quilt you wanted thin batting? It looks like it all turned out great!

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  5. It's a great idea to see a quilt in black and white to see the values properly. I will have to try it out myself. Beautiful quilt by the way, I'm not surprised you are proud of it. And I too love to mix and match from different lines of fabric. I feel the result is so much more "authentic" for want of a better word. But I think you know what I mean. V x

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  6. Its a beautiful quilt, love the colours!!

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  7. So pretty and radiant, I love the red border

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  8. Gorgeous Farah! I love how it is traditional-looking yet still modern.

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  9. Fantastic!
    You made a great job, FarahLin. This quilt looks so beautiful. I love the fabrics you used.
    Liebe Grüße Grit

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  10. Oh Farah,
    Such a beautiful quilt.
    It really is perfect.
    Chris xxx ooo

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  11. I love the way you start new projects, learning from others with every time a gorgeous quilt as result.Just as this one.

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  12. It's beautiful, and I love the way the quilting enhances the diamonds.

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  13. Such a wonderful quilt. I love the way you've quilted.
    Enjoy your day
    Roswitha

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  14. Hi FarahLin,

    the quilt is so beautiful.
    I love the colurs.

    Have a nice day, Manuela.

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  15. It's beautiful!! Love the colors especially the red border:)

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  16. That is absolutely amazing! All from your stash so so cool!

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  17. Enjoy your new quilt, it's a beauty!

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  18. First...LOVE your quilt! Second..to funny that you post this today, I spent the better part of my night last night trying to pick out fabric for this very quilt. I've got my light value..no problem, got my dark value..no problem... but those pesky medium values just don't seem to be in my stash. I'm thinkin I have to make a fabric run on my lunch hour today!

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  19. envy of youu... when can i make 1 for my own pleasure...

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  20. Very nice job on your value quilt! It looks like a lovely vintage heirloom!

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  21. Farah it is gorgeous. I love how all the colors work so well together and complement the pattern. The quilting is perfect. Fantastic job!

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  22. I really enjoy the value in the border. What made you choose to go from dark to light to medium out to the edge as opposed to another way?

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  23. That turned out beautifully! I love how the way you quilted it provides 3d and texture so clearly even in the full size picture.

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  24. Such a beautiful quilt - wonderful use of colour!

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  25. Your quilt is simply gorgeous! I hope to make that pattern someday.

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  26. This is amazing, you did really well!

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  27. This is gorgeous! Great job.. I'd love to use flannel one day as backing.. they are kind of nice and cosy aren't they.. Look likes you have been busy.. love those tote bags as well..!

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  28. My favorite too. So pretty!!

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  29. Wow, the quilting on that really "pops"! Fantastic and I bet it's oh-so-cuddly with the flannel. : )

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  30. It's a beautiful quilt! Love a cozy flannel backing as well - thank you for linking up!

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  31. This is another beautiful quilt Farah, Well done!

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  32. I love it!! You did such a lovely job.

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