Friday, January 18, 2013

Finish Friday: Madrona Road Challenge Quilt

This week I finished my Madrona Road challenge quilt.  I mentioned earlier that this quilt doesn't really match the style of quilts that I usually make - very much planned and in jewel tones.  I knew early on that the colors of the fabrics would be perfect for my basement, which I redid last year in a grey and yellow color scheme.

I had originally planned to make a paper pieced pattern featuring flying geese around the big yellow flowers, like I have as the center of these blocks.  But, I recently got a new computer and the old program I use to design my patterns wasn't compatible with my new one.  Onto plan B.

I used almost every last inch of five of the fabrics provided.  I decided not to use one print because it just didn't quite fit with the vision I had in my head.
Each quilt block finishes at 9" square.  I added five additional solids - four grays, a white and a baby blue to the Madrona Road fabrics.

I quilted this quilt with a bunch of straight lines 1/4" apart.  While most people would use their walking foot for this, I tend to just use my normal 1/4" foot when I'm quilting straight lines.  I find I have more control with my smaller 1/4" foot than a big walking foot.
For the back, I used an old Patrick Loose print that I've had in my stash for what seems like forever.  I bound the quilt in what is becoming my go-to for binding - Kona Charcoal.

You can check out more challenge quilts and projects in the MQG Madrona Road Challenge Flickr group.

Quilt Stats:
Size: 27" x 27"
Fabrics: Madrona Road and Kona Cotton
Thread: Pieced with Aurifil 50wt, Quilted with So Fine! #50 #508
Batting: Warm and Natural

15 comments:

  1. Oooo, Jen that came out super nice. Love how simple with the fussy cut yellow flower centers. So classic and slick. I was considering doing something similar as on idea, but now I can change it up a little.

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  2. Jen, that is gorgeous. Love the quilting and the fussy cut blocks.

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  3. This is so cool... I love the funky framed flowers. Way to think out of the box;-)

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  4. I love the color combo. Beautiful!

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  5. It looks wonderful. I was just thinking about my challenge fabric today. I am still not sure where I am going with it yet.

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  6. Wow! your quilt looks awesome!
    Great pattern!

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  7. Looks great. I am so impressed with all the designs that have been coming out, including yours!!

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  8. Just beautiful! The quilting looks great!

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  9. Great finish Jen! You used the fabrics supplied to their advantage for sure.

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  10. Your Madrona Road challenge finish is spectacular. I must try quilting with my 1/4" foot....love your quilting lines spaced this closely.

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  11. Loving this Jen! That fabric is so beautiful

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  12. Wow, Wow, Wow. So inspiring. So Modern.

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  13. Nice work! This is such fun fabric!

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  14. How thrilling to have your quilt at QuiltCon and that you get to go and see it. Congratulations.

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  15. Love, love, love this! It is my favorite challenge quilt by far. You make me want to make one of my own :)

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