Saturday, March 15, 2008

Isotaupe quilt top


Isotaupe quilt top
Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas

Well, I completed the top before going to bed last night. I was at the sewing machine a bit too long :o)

This is Amy random. I was fairly picky when sewing the blocks. For the most part, I had a pair of fat rectangles and a pair of skinny rectangles. I did not want t have the same combination repeat. Also I wanted a mix of high & low contrast, light and dark blocks. I had no idea that I had so many lights. Sure makes the darkest darks POP! As I sewed the rows, I found a few places where a design wall would have spread the colors/values around, but not enough.... I am so happy with the setting triangle fabric choice. So many people said, "I would wait until you get your blocks pieced before choosing that."

It feels so good to have this top completed. I am itching to start a new pieced taupe quilt & did not want this languishing - waiting for the setting triangles. Any ideas on how to quilt it?

28 comments:

martha said...

Looks great Amy. I love the taupes and the design is perfect for them. hmmm so many possibilities for quilting. Will it be hand or machine? You do not need to do anything fancy since the design is consistent throughout the quilt. Maybe simple elegant meander if you are machine quilting. For hand quilting, I would echo the boxes..

Kathie said...

Amy I LOVE the way this quilt came out.
It is just so fun to look at.
I like the randomness of it!
great job. HOw to quilt it?
Have to think about it!
good luck
Kathie

Gail said...

Wow! I expected good with all those taupes, but this is great! Turned out really well.

dee said...

It's beautiful Amy-very elegant. When I first opened the page it looked kind of argyle-like. Nice work and I like your helper pressing the fabric in your last entry.

Exuberant Color said...

It reminds me of argyle too, which I love by the way. Very pretty.

dot said...

Very nice quilt top. Everything goes together so well. Nice job.

Catherine said...

It's gorgeous! Love the taupes and the design really works.

Shelina said...

It looks beautiful Amy - I thought it was a rug advertisement at first!

Honey, you don't know the meaning of the word languishing. LOL I'm glad you didn't let this one learn the term languish though.

Jeanne said...

Amy, I LOVE it! The taupes are speaking to me lately and this pattern is terrific for showcasing them. Great sewing!

Michael5000 said...

Smashing work! Great pattern to show off a warm but dignified color palette.

Suggestions on how to sew it? Hmm... I recommend, um, using a sewing machine!

Yes, I try to be helpful....

Ruth's Place said...

It. Is. Fabulous. I Love it very much.

Libby said...

Random is good . . . I like it *s*

Goneaussiequilter said...

This is one of my favorites! It is simple and yet so effective. Great use of the taupes and I am sure you will be looking forward to getting this one back from the longarmer.

Tanya said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! You could win a prize for this one!

Mama Koch said...

Amy-random looks really good!

Have no idea how to quilt it. I can build them, but picking a quilting design is a foreign language to me!

Lisa Boyer said...

Oh man, is that elegant and gorgeous. Nice work!

Scrappy Cat said...

This is beautiful!

Sweet P said...

Your Isotaupe quilt is awesome. Great job on the randomness.

cher said...

have to sound like everyone else here-this turned out smashing Amy- very well done! quilting? depends on what look you want-straight line if you want to emphasis the angles-curves if you want to play against them would be my view

Kay said...

This is very pretty! Love the taupes.

Laurie Ann said...

Wow, I really like Isotaupe! It turned out great, so striking!! What was the pattern again?

Thanks for the Purim article. I haven't had a chance to read it yet, but am looking forward to it.

Samantha said...

That's a truly stunning quilt!

andsewitis Holly said...

Pretty. Very pretty.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

So very pretty and looks to match your house perfectly.

Jeri said...

Amy, its really beautiful. I know you're going to treasure this one. I'd quilt diagonal straight lines like "X"s (not like a mattress pad though). Wish I could describe it better. Congrats on a wonderful quilt!
http://scoobagirl.typepad.com

julieQ said...

Oh so pretty! I really like your colors, so muted and soothing and warm.

Rose Marie said...

A gorgeous top ..... love your colours used throughout. What about circles or Baptist fans for quilting?

Mary said...

I absolutely love this quilt. If you haven't picked a quilting design yet, I'd try one of Pam Clarke's Designs with lines patterns....not crossing your stitching over the skinny rectangles if that makes sense.
http://tinyurl.com/3xzuqz