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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

FO: A Study in Blue

I have been pretty obsessed with the BBC Sherlock series. I haven't finished it yet, but I've been rewatching the older episodes in preparation. Additionally, I just read "A Study in Scarlet" for the first time. It was fun to compare the episode and story as it was originally written. It popped into my brain when I was coming up with a name for this project.

I just sent Amanda her Wonky Bee swap package. A few years back, we had plans to each make this mini quilt, from the Purl Bee Golden Wreath tutorial.

Of course, we got distracted, and I sort of forgot about it. When I was planning my package for Amanda, I thought it would be a nice treat for her.

I used a variety of blues, predominately Kona Cotton, and I used a favorite light grey Alison Glass Sun Print for the background and binding. Elizabeth suggested using the same fabric for the binding and background, and I'm so glad I took her advice!

I used several blue threads to quilt it, with converging lines in the center. I chose to do this in a random way, to match the scrappy wedges.

I used one of Amanda's favorites, from Lizzy House's Constellations, for the back. Oh, and I used Jeni's machine binding tutorial. As much as I LOVE to hand bind, I chose to machine bind, since my wrist has been giving me fits lately.

Honestly, it was hard to give this one away, but I know it will have a good home with Amanda, and she deserves it.

8 comments:

  1. Wow- I love this. Great job. The Lizzy House print is the perfect backing too.

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  2. EEEE Sherlock is the best thing EVER! I knew there was a reason I liked you! ^_^ This is such an awesome mini! I love the different shades of blue and the way you pieced them in each wedge. Spectacular!

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  3. it is stunning. the background fabric was such an inspired choice! Amanda is one lucky gal.

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  4. WOW!!! Just awesome. Love it.

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  5. Beautiful - love the way you laid it out, and the way you quilted it. I think my eyes would have crossed while I did it - if I even knew how!!

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  6. I really like this one as well...and I'm not sure why. That's sound bad...it's just not maybe a style that I would normally be drawn to but I think it's your colors and how you quilted it...the combination really stands out for me. Great job!

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