Thursday, April 20, 2017

Boomerang Quilt

  56 x 64

It's finally finished!!! I started this quilt because someone asked me about making a king size quilt. I didn't have any idea how long that would take so I made a few squares to find out. Well, it took me way too long and I had to price the quilt very high. So I set this aside for a couple months until I saw a paper piecing video on facebook that was much easier than the original directions which you can find here. This was my first time paper piecing and let me tell you, it will probably be the last!

So after watching the video, I did get a little faster by doing one part of all the pieces, then the next. But it still took more time to make these blocks than I'm used to. I made an 8" block incase you're wondering.


I used Kona cotton colors Iron Gray, Pepper, Sprout, Sunflower, and Bahama Blue. They work beautifully together in this modern quilt.  For the quilting, I really wanted to do something custom, but I was dreading this part too, so the top sat out on the hallway rail for another month. My husband and I spent some time trying to come up with something modern looking that wouldn't take hours to quilt. Finally, we decided on these wavy lines.


I think they turned out nice and add a bit of softness to the quilt. Not to mention it keeps the price down to a reasonable amount. Who wants to pay that much for custom quilting anyway? It was a good learning experience for me.  I learned I don't like paper piecing!

I'll be linking with My Quilt Infatuation, Busy Hands Quilts and Crazy Mom Quilts this week.

9 comments:

  1. It is a stunning quilt, no doubt about that. The modern quilting is perfect for it.

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  2. I love your quilt, simple but very effective, I like your colour choices too. Thank you for the link.

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  3. This is a very modern looking quilt and the wavy quilting works for this quilt. You did a marvelous job. I wonder how this design would look cutting freehand style?

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    1. Thank you! I'm not sure what you mean by cutting, but I did see one with angled quilting in the background areas and it looked lovely. It's just that it would require a lot of marking and ruler to get that done on my longarm. I think it would be much easier with a walking foot on a sewing machine.

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  4. I say nothing wrong with waiting to make something until you 'feel' it, otherwise sometimes it just doesn't turn out the way we want. Good job Shannon-and I bet your shoulders feel lighter this morning!

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  5. It's a stunning quilt, and I can imagine how long it took to put it together - I love the precision of paper piecing but I don't think I've got the patience to make a king size quilt from it - maybe just a central motif!!

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  6. Great modern quilt! I love the colors.

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  7. Beautiful! I really like the texture from the wavy lines. The colors look fantastic together. I have yet to try paper piecing. ;)

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