Friday, July 10, 2020

A Huge, Scrappy Finish / Beauties Pageant 89

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I haven’t made many bed-size quilts. Medium-ish throws—say, 55 inches by 65 inches—are my happy place. But when I designed my Warm and Cool Coin Quilt pattern, I knew I needed to tackle a twin-size version of it, just to see that bold diagonal line traverse a big quilt.

My go-to complementary colors are orange and blue—I just like the way orange brightens up blue!—so that’s where I headed in my scrap bin for this project. In all, piecing the top ate up over 3 yards of orange and blue scraps.

As you can see in the picture below, I used fabric from Cotton and Steel, Carolyn Friedlander, Anna Maria Horner, Denyse Schmidt, V and Co., and more. The soft gray background is Kona Shadow, and the darker gray binding is Kona Graphite.

The owner of my local quilt shop quilted this for me with a diagonal plaid pantograph. I love how the quilting design is linear but still softens the sharp vertical and horizontal lines of the coin stacks.

If you want to make your own scrappy coin quilt, my Warm and Cool Coin Quilt pattern is available exclusively at Quilt Pattern Mart.

And if you need more proof that I’m a serial orange-and-blue-quilt maker, check out these quilts from the FBTB archives ...

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  1. It's beautiful, Michelle! I'm a big fan of orange and blue together, too :)

  2. Love the stunning simplicity of your quilt.

  3. Congratulations for getting the twin size pieced and finished! How did it go ironing the long seams; hopefully better than you had feared. :)

  4. Blue and orange play so well together. Lately, I have been preferring to make smaller quilts. Larger ones take so long, and they are so much work. ☺

  5. I love the scrappy goodness and the color combo of your design! Neat quilting, too!!! Throws are my happy place, too.

  6. Congrats on your finish! It is a great quilt. Love the colors and the design. And the quilting option that you choose is fun. I have never seen it before and I really like it :) Enjoy xo Melanie

  7. Did you make two quilts at once? Looks like it would be easy to do, sew one in blue and one in orange, cut them apart and voila two quilts.

    1. No, I made just the one quilt, Charlotte. : ) Getting the columns to line up correctly entailed some minor paper-piecing. If only it were as easy as making two quilts and chopping them up!


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