Friday, March 27, 2015

Wild Thing is Now a Finished Thing


Wild Thing
80 x 80





The blocks and layout were all designed last year by Sophie of Block Lotto in what she called a Modern Modular Quilt Along (MOD MOD QAL).    (The very talented Sophie also blogs at Sophie Junction). 

 Every month at Block Lotto there is a block of the month.  Last year Sophie would tell us how many of each block we needed for our sampler and at the end of the month she would show us where in the overall layout our blocks would be positioned.    When I would see any of the 16 modules  completed I would go ahead and sew blocks in the module together, then module to module, column to column always hoping the colors would be evenly distributed. 


Last year's Block Lotto blocks were either 7 inch square, 7 x 14 or 14 inch square.   I chose to make my blocks in complementary colors and used scraps and stash (and some fun and weird fabrics). 


The blocks were also geometric and varied from very easy to challenging. 


I did big stitch hand quilting with red, green, blue, orange, yellow and purple perle cotton #8. 

And I quilted blocks in different ways...sometimes with stencils and sometimes following the lines of the blocks. 


I've tried to get a pic of the crinkly goodness of Wild Thing now that it has been washed and dried. 




But I can't get a picture that shows you how very soft Wild Thing happens to be. 





I used solid colors red, green, blue, orange, yellow and purple for the binding. (Wish the blue had been a little brighter but...)
And at the end of the month I will link up to Julie's Binding Blitz. 


For the back I used a solid green wide backing so the big stitching would show up since it wasn't always apparent in some of those wild fabrics. 




And since this UFO, WIP or what-have-you is now finished I'm linking up to



24 comments:

sophie said...

You know I love the quilt, but seeing all that colorful stitching on the plain back makes me love it even more. It's amazing.

Caroline said...

I love that quilt! Makes me wish that I had played along all year!

Kathy S. said...

Love, love, love it! It's so gorgeous and bright! My heart also belongs to the Block Lotto. Great finish!

Terri said...

Wild Thing, I think I love you!
You make my heart sing.... Okay, okay. I got carried away by the song, but it's true I love the quilt. So much to see. So glad you used a plain color on the back so the colored threads would show. Magnificent!
Hugs

Quilter Kathy said...

A fantastical finish! I love it!
Especially love the photos from the back that show the stitching texture!

audrey said...

Love your stitching on this one! Just fabulous.:)

A Nudge said...

Wild thing, I love you! And what a great idea to use those different colors of perle to quilt it with. Wow, it makes my heart pitty-patter. I like mine and the others, too, but yours makes my heart sing. So happy for you. Thanks for linking to WIPs Be Gone.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Oh I wish I had done this one! Love everything about it! I think the big stitching really ties this quilt together well.

Mariella said...

Absolutely FABULOUS!!! I'm just in LOVE with this quilt!!! Great Great Wonderful Gorgeous JOB!!! This quilt makes me happy - you must be estatic!!!

Craftyheart2 said...

Fabulous finish. Your big stitch hand quilting was perfect for this.

madeline43 said...

fabulous I love it your blog is my favorite quilting blog

Snowcatcher said...

Truly wild, and the quilting is absolutely perfect. I love it!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Every time I think you've outdone yourself, you do it again! Wild Thing is the perfect name and that big stitch quilting adds SO much (love that photo of the back). Congratulations on a fabulous finish!

rag55 said...

I love it!!!! All the wild colors are just perfect! !!!

Nann said...

HOORAY for a spectacular finish!!!

Mystic Quilter said...

Congratulations on the finish for Wild Thing. You know I love it but seeing it now quilted I love it even more!

Ann said...

Great color decisions. I'm very impressed with your hand quilting, too. Congratulations.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

What a fun and happy quilt--your colorful quilting is the perfect ending!

Sally T said...

Yes, yes, this quilt is spectacular. And you well know it. But how did you pull off those crocus? I am expecting a full picture of them open. Please!

Anonymous said...

WOW, that's one beautiful quilt. I love how colorful it is. Thanks for sharing.
cindy

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Great to see Wild Thing again! Love seeing the photos of your quilts on the clothes line blowing in the March wind! This has to be my all time favorite

Alycia said...

Wow Wow and Wow!!! That is just a great quilt - it is pure gorgeousness!!! Love your quilting on it too!!!

TakeMeThereTotes said...


Pretty spectacular! This is a great quilt. I love a good interesting and colorful quilt. Nice one to have finished to enjoy!

Adrianne @ On the Windy Side said...

Amazing! Your hand quilting is particularly beautiful on this one.