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!

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.

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!

12 comments :

Victoria Paige @ Boutique Uniquely said...

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

Linda said...

The binding you chose is absolutely perfect! Good job!

Sara @ Sew Sweetness said...

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

Sharon M said...

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!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Great setting, great binding choice!

Jessica said...

Beautiful! I love all the fabrics you chose!

Anonymous said...

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

Stephanie said...

Thank you so much for such a wonderful QAL!

Mary said...

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

christine said...

I love it... beautiful
Christine
xoxo

jodie said...

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

Tori said...

I love the backing! Great fabric combo!

Tori