Friday, July 31, 2015

Unraveled - The Cottage Garden Edition

And it's finished, and just in the nick of time ;)   First, some back story . . .   When I first heard that the Modern Quilt Guild Challenge sponsored by Riley Blake was using Amanda Herring aka the Quilted Fish's The Cottage Garden line I was so excited!!!  I used this line once before for this quilt tutorial and loved it, and I was so excited to return to it once again.  I just love the colors and the beautiful designs!!!   And then, as I explained in this post, inspiration hit and I knew that this fabric line would be just perfect for my Unraveled quilt design from my new book,  Irish Chain Quilts.  And here it is!!!!  Unraveled . . . The Cottage Garden Edition :)


This quilt was so much fun to make once again.  And I just love the way the chain just comes "unraveled" and disappears into the negative space of the quilt.  Such a fun way to add that Modern Twist to a beautiful traditional chain.   And don't you just love those colors of fabric, they just pop off of that beautiful white background so nicely ;)


I really wanted to do something fun and detailed in the quilting as I had so much negative space to work with.   So I decided to incorporate some of my favorite designs and mix them all up to create a beautiful flow or lines.   So there are Swirls, Echoed Paisley's, Pebbles, and Curly Q's.


And then I played with the scale of those designs.   In the bottom left corner they start out small, and then midway through the quilt they move to more large, and where the chain starts to unravel the design gets large and fills in all that beautiful space.   It is kind of hard to see, but I also quilted in the missing chains with the same double arches as the chains.  I love how they blend in so you don't notice it right off, but then you see it and it's like, Yes, the Chain does finish ;)


And look at all of that super yummy quilt texture ;)   Oh that just makes me smile ;)


Unraveled measures 63" x 75" making it perfect to snuggle up with on the couch with a good book.  And since I just started a new book, I just might do that this afternoon ;)


And that is Unraveled - The Cottage Garden Edition.   I hope you love it as much as I do.   And if you make this or any of the quilts from my Irish Chain Quilts book I would love to see them!!!  You can email me a picture at happyquiltingmelissa@gmail.com or add it to my Flickr Group Here or use the #irishchainquilts in social media and I will find it ;)


I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!!

Linking up this finish to Amanda's and Sarah's ;)
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13 comments:

  1. Terrific. Especially like the continued FMQq chain, subtle and effective. The dense FMQing is wonderful. Need to make this as a baby quilt using smaller scale. Another winner!

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  2. It's perfect! You really did this fabric challenge justice!

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  3. A beautiful quilt. The quilting is so nice. Congrats on a great finish.

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  4. A beautiful quilt. The quilting is so nice. Congrats on a great finish.

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  5. I love the texture the quilting adds & that it finishes the chain. Beautiful!

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  6. Woo! You're quick! And it turned out beautifully! All of the quilting is gorgeous, but I especially love how you quilted in the missing chain links-- subtle, but so very cool. Congrats!

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  7. Fabulous and the quilting is incredible.

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  8. Lovely modern design! Especially cool with the more traditional fabrics and quilting.

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  9. Wonderful! Your quilting absolutely makes it outstanding.

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  10. Oh that's so much fun and I love all the quilting!

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  11. I really, really love how you quilted it. So beautiful :))

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  12. Oh my!! I love your creativity with the quilting!! The fabric colors are beautiful.

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  13. Beautiful quilt. Your quilting is just gorgeous :))

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa