Thursday, September 18, 2008

Isotaupe

The isotaupe quilt is quilted! I had it quilted in clamshells. (That statler stitcher is a nice thing for a longarmer to have...)
The binding is attached...
The back is a big piece of one of those small pieces from the front. It was so hard to bite the bullet and do that, but my husband got the yardage & at a discount as compared to Pinwheels - my regular purveyor of taupes.
here it is:
DSC05544.JPG I almost forgot, those blocks are placed randomly. (I don't use a design wall.) If I did, I would have moved some of these around a bit, but I am sure that if I got to that point, that it might not get off the design wall!
& a detail shot:
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This will replace the Trip Around the World behind my couch as soon as the binding gets done. (The TATW has been up for quite a while.)

24 comments:

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Oh I LOVE this. The quitling is perfect, too.

Exuberant Color said...

You are right, a design wall is both a blessing and a curse. Since I have 6 design walls I can procrastinate on one while I just move over and work on another. Someday I may have to move and won't have that convenience.

Your quilt is very nice just done randomly.

floribunda said...

I love those little spots of color among the taupes -- beautiful quilt!

Lisa D. said...

Wow - your Isotaupe quilt is just stunning, Amy. I love it!

Rian said...

Oh, that's real nice. I like that pattern--it looks like tweed. I like the name too, very clever.

Dorothy said...

Ooooh, I love it. It could be your family tartan.

debby said...

Stunning!

Hedgehog said...

Looks great!!

paula, the quilter said...

That turned out so nice. Well done!

Patti said...

Those taupes are just so great looking. Makes me think of some of my husband's old argyle socks that he used to wear when teachers actually dressed up most of the time they taught. He still had some argyle sweaters until he went through the collection this fall and got rid of most of them. I've always loved the look of argyle. This will look great behind your couch.

It's truly amazing what those people with computerized longarms can do. It's another huge learning curve because one has to leaarn to do the programming. That wouldn't stop me - however the additional up to $15,000 price tag for adding the computer means I'll never have to worry about learning the programming!

Nancy said...

Amy, this is just beautiful.

Nancy, catching up with the Ring

Libby said...

I don't have a design wall . . . and that's okay by me. What I do have is a Hubby that is a little on the colorblind side. He can look at blocks laid on the floor and immediately fix problems where fabrics touch or too much of one thing is concentrated in an area. It's really a nifty thing to behold.

The Quilting Pirate said...

OOOO just awsome!!

Jeanne said...

I thik the randomness is what makes this special and unique, more so than if it was all balanced and organized.

Jeanne

Carole said...

Beautiful quilt! Yea, computerized machined are a dream. Everything is so perfect! Thanks for sharing!

Catherine said...

It's fabulous! Love it -- and the quilting is the perfect touch.

Mary said...

Love the clamshells on this one and I think you did a great job with these blocks even without a design wall.

cindyquiltsOR said...

Oh, my golly molly.

What a wonder ...

kirsty said...

FABULOUS quilt, A!!!
Just breathtaking!

Victoria said...

I love this quilt. I bet if you had tried to lay them out on a pattern wall, It wouldn't have looked as great. Happy accidents. well done!

The Calico Quilter said...

Actually, I'm beginning to doubt that "random" actually exists. The more I try to distribute the different fabrics in my scrap quilts (one in progress right now, as a matter of fact) the more they cling together like limpets. You lay everything out and then notice "Oh, rats, there's two pink ones together... oh, now there's two blue ones together." Etc. etc. The more you move the blocks, the more problems you have!

Miri said...

I love this quilt.I totally agree, whenever I do scrap quilts I think I'm so careful with the layout and then sure enough there are those two fabrics right next to each other. Gotta be Quilting Gremlins.

Karol-Ann said...

Wonderful! Love this pattern!

Feed Dog said...

Oo, lovely! It's amazing how lively neutrals can be. Nice job!