I had so much fun making these giant blocks!!! They really are fun to put together and are not as difficult as they look. And I just love the wonderful geometric shapes with the intertwining design and all of the negative space that gives the quilt a beautiful modern flair.
My prints are Grunge Basics by BasicGrey for Moda. I know I have said it before, but I love Grunge fabrics!!! It is just so great to get the crisp look of a solid, but to still have the wonderful added texture of the Grunge print. Love it!!!
So, a little confession. This quilt top has been done for about 8 months and has been waiting for me to get up the courage to quilt it. Ya, I will admit, I was pretty intimidated by all of that beautiful white space and the fact that I knew I wanted to do some serious ruler work on it, and I had yet to feel like I could use the ruler proficiently on the long arm. I am so glad I finally just went for it.
I quilted some of my favorite designs all mixed together in pretty small scale (for me) in the "inside" of the blocks. There are swirls, paisleys, curls, and pebbles. I just love all of the beautiful flowing lines to go with all of the sharp angles of the piecing. So fun!!!
And on the "outside" of the blocks, I quilted 1/4" lines and I am so happy to say, I conquered my ruler anxiety with this quilt!!! If you remember, the last time I was using a ruler I had a bad needle strike which broke my ruler. But a new ruler that I loved (Judi's Favorite) and some helpful forum and video research and I was on my way. And the great thing about a king size quilt, by the time you get to the end, (think 18 hours later) you feel pretty confident!!
I didn't do any quilting on the print fabrics, just stitched around the ditch. I love the way it makes them pop up and really highlights the overall design of the quilt. And ya, the back looks pretty cool as well ;)
And of course, with all of that fun little quilting, there is lots and lots of yummy quilting texture. I am super happy with the outcome and feel like I did good by all that white space. Yippee!!
And totally random final thought, yes, I did happen to take pictures in a place other than my backyard. (It's hard to get out to a "photo shoot" when you are dragging little ones in tow and I am not much of a photographer to begin with :) This quilt is 100 x 100 and was to large to hang off my deck. So I went to the Adam's Memorial Theater and took these fun shots. This wonderful house of the Utah Shakespearn Festival will be torn down soon as a new theater is being built, and so I thought this would be kind of special :)
And that is Moroccan Lullaby, and I so hope you love it every bit as much as I do. As I said earlier, I am hoping to get the Pattern finished soon, and like all my patterns, it will include several size options :) And hopefully soon like as in soon soon, and not 8 more months soon, tee hee hee ;)
Thank you so much for stopping by today and every day. I am just so very grateful to be able to share my passion for quilting with each of you and so happy that you are joining me in this wonderful journey.
Have a Happy Quilting Weekend!!!