Warm Cool Quilt Along - Wrap Up!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

This post is a part of the Warm Cool Quilt-Along! Feel free to join in the fun at any time! :)

1. Color Refresher
2. Quilt Sizes and Fabric Requirements
3. Half-Square Triangle Tutorial
4. Piecing the Top
5. Quilting
6. Binding
Today's Post: Wrap Up!

I had a lot of fun seeing this quilt come together. Most importantly, I'm happy to have that binding tutorial out of the way, hehe! ;)

My Fabric Selection by jenib320
My Fabric Selection, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I knew that since I had already made a Warm Cool Quilt, that I wanted this one to be a little different. When I choose fabrics, I tried to keep with a more specific value group. I wanted really saturated prints for my Warm colors and somewhat lighter prints for my Cool colors. In addition, I was more careful about choosing prints with compatible accents and such!

Warm Cool Quilt Along by jenib320
Warm Cool Quilt Along, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
When I saw this layout pop up in the flickr group, I knew I had to use it for my quilt. It was just the right amount of different! That is the beauty of half-square triangles, there is so much possibility!

For the backing, I used two Denyse Schmidt dots from her Picnic/Fairgrounds line. I made giant half-square triangles, which after trimming kind of look like a giant snowball block. That wasn't exactly the plan, but I think it's cute!

It took me forever to choose a binding. On my previous warm cool quilt I used a white solid, which I like, but knew I didn't want for this quilt. I auditioned a lot of grays, whites and even a few browns. In the end this dot by Basic Grey won out. It was mostly white, but had a good amount of pattern going on. I think it frames it quite nicely!

This was a fun journey for me! It has been (and will continue to be) so cool to see your quilts and progress! I hope you'll continue to add your photos to the flickr group! I also created a dedicated page for this quilt along in the top menu bar. It has all the links to the different parts as well as a place for you to link up your finished quilt at the bottom! I hope you'll share your creations!

Thank you for making this a great quilt along and sewing with me, I hope you had fun and learned something new! Please continue to ask questions either here or in the flickr group! :)

Happy Sewing!


  1. It's great! I love it so much. So bright and cheery.

  2. The binding you chose is absolutely perfect! Good job!

  3. Yours came out so beautiful...very crisp and bright! I love it!

  4. Your quilt is a true warm cool quilt. I love it.I have been a fan of jewel tones and need to make an effort to find medium tones in order to accomplish a look that is not so in your face! Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this valuable learning experience. It was fun too!

  5. Great setting, great binding choice!

  6. Beautiful! I love all the fabrics you chose!

  7. I have 3 projects in the works right now, but will definitely add this to my list! So many possibilities!!

  8. Thank you so much for such a wonderful QAL!

  9. Beautiful.... Is George Ok? I'm missing his picture at the end of your posts.... :-)

  10. I love it... beautiful

  11. Thank you so much Jeni! This has been great fun!

  12. I love the backing! Great fabric combo!



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