Monday, March 15, 2010

round one, done!

Woohoo! I'm finally finished with my round one quilt! Here it is in all its glory, hanging over the sofa:
I cannot begin to thank my fellow common threaders for all of these blocks. There's simply no way I'd have been able to make a quilt with such unique blocks on my own. I think it's very true to the Gee's Bend and Nancy Crow inspirations. The whole wall seems alive with it hanging there.
You can see I went with a version of the second option I posted a bit back. Staggering those columns was a huge challenge for me. I lean very much toward symmetry and this quilt was intended to get me away from that. I borrowed a quilting idea I saw on Amber's blog several months ago. Originally, I considered quilting wonky, concentric squares in each block. Amber posted a quilt with wonky, vertical lines and I knew that would be perfect here.
The final size is about 44" X 60".
I'm working on gathering up the materials for round two and should be posting about it this week.
Again, thank you, thank you, thank you!!
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10 comments:

One Shabby Chick said...

It looks so wonderful Wendy....giving me some motivation to finish my 1st round quilt (it's almost king-size - ugh!) :-)

Lunden said...

It is gorgeous! It looks so beautiful. Nice work.

Mary said...

I love this quilt. Makes me want to put my other projects on the back burner and work on this.
Thanks for the inspo

Meagan said...

This is gorgeous--a true Gees Bend-esque work of art.

jacquie said...

stunning, wendy. i love the layout you chose. i'll bet it's even better in person.

Digs said...

yes indeed: lovely layout!

Jessica Christensen said...

It turned out very striking!

Rebekah said...

This looks amazing! I love the block layout you used and the size looks like it's perfect for over your couch.

SummersDesigns said...

This quilt looks great!

Em said...

It is very grand with the black background! WOW!!!!