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Shortly before quilt market my Bella Solids Moda Friendship block sampler quilt returned home from the quilter (as you will see from these photos Natalia did an amazing job with the quilting on this). Since I’ve posted about this quilt from start to finish here on the Cutting Table blog I thought you might want to see a little of the finished quilt today.
This quilt was truly a journey for me; it was the first time in many years I’d sewn with only solids, and it made me realize how much I’d missed them. It was definitely a project I didn’t want to finish because I was having so much funwith the process of choosing color combinations.
I went with a solid Bella grey backing, and even though I auditioned some of my favorite bright solids for binding, the grey won out in the end.
I usually start a project with a fabric stack in hand, but with this quilt I sort of planned week by week as I made 2-3 blocks at a time. As I took photos for blogging I tried to get a sense of what colors I wanted more of and which ones appeared in just the amount I was looking for. Of course there are color combinations that ended up being my favorites, but in the end I loved each part of this “puzzle.”
Natalia’s modern quilting and geometric accents really captured the look I was going for in this quilt. I know I learn from every quilt I make, and with this one I had fun playing with color and even more fun realizing how much I loved these solids!
Just had to share a close up of some of this quilting…the contrast between the straight line quilting, the diamond shapes and the bubbles really was the perfect finish.
Here are a few more photos…just for fun…
For a little more information, you can find all the finishing details here.
I hope there aren’t too many photos on this post…there are just so many possibilities with solids.
Thanks so much for following along on this journey. I’ll be back in a couple of weeks with more ideas for 2 1/2″ squares (did you see this 2 1/2″ squares post?), and then in a month I’ll be sharing my next project with….
the new Bella solids pictured above.
What are you planning to make with your Bella solids?
That is a really hard question because I love them all. I think layer cakes are probably the most versatile, but then it’s nice to go whole hog and get a fat quarter bundle. Then you can do most anything. I love how you made the pattern up in the two alternate sizes. Thanks for the inspiration.