Sunday, April 22, 2012

Finished Reunion Bricks Quilt


Finally - a new finish.  Hooray! This quilt is mostly made from the latest Sweetwater collection for Moda fabrics, called Reunion.  I love the colors and prints in this one.  I used my Brickyard pattern for this quilt. I've been wanting to try that design again (esp since I don't have the first quilt), but do it in a completely different color scheme.
I used a Layer Cake (stack of pre-cut 10" squares) for the bricks, which gave me lots of prints and colors to play with. The sashing is Kona charcoal.  I did not do the quilting - it was done by Becky Heslop (hi Becky!).  I gave her free-reign to do what she wanted, and love the outcome. 
I especially love the simple way she quilted the chevron fabric on the borders - totally changes the look of the fabric.  The binding is a red dot leftover from Freebird.  I'm trying to only use the fabric I've already got on hand - even if it's something I was saving for another project. (gasp!) Because who knows if that project is ever really going to happen.  It's time to use that stash.
I think that I love the back equally much.  That little pennant print is charming.  I also used the left over 10" squares from the layer cake to piece the back, but I needed more fabric to supplement so I used some solid red. In looking for a few more blocks to add, I pulled this plaid from Denyse Schmidt's latest collection, Aunt Edna at JoAnn's. It was perfect! It was so perfect - I wished I'd used it in the front too.
Reunion fabrics are available at Fabricworm, Little Fabric Shop, and Burgundy Buttons. Pattern available in my pattern shop

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40 comments:

Michelle said...

love it....
looks wonderful and the colors really pop with the black....:)
enjoy!

bhafer said...

Super cute!

Kar said...

I love everything about it! The colors, quilting, all the different prints. Awesome!

Jenny said...

Fantastic quilt! Everything is charming -- the fabric selections, the quilting, the pieced back.

Beth said...

It's lovely! I really like the dark sashing - it's something I've been meaning to try, and seeing your - I'm now even more motivated!

Heidi Staples said...

Beautiful quilt...I do love those fabrics. I have a little Kona Coal that I've been saving, and now seeing it on your quilt, I really want to put it to use!

Mary said...

You've reminded me -I have a charm pack I bought of the 'reunion' fabrics. I was attracted to them in the LQS. Thanks for sharing your nice quilt made with the fabric. I love the quilting on it too.

Kimberly said...

I want your quilt. :o)

Becky said...

What a beautiful quilt! I am partial to red, so go figure. The back was a nice surprise too! Love it!

Katy Cameron said...

It looks great, love how it's been quilted

notes of sincerity said...

Your quilt looks great Amy!! :o)

vintage grey said...

What a beautiful quilt!! I love the quilting design, too!! ;) xo Heather

Alfon said...

Lovely quilt and fabrics
Congrats

gale said...

I love this. It's beautiful plus I love not having to match up seams.

QuiltNut Creations said...

Super cute!

Danielle Bartran said...

I LOVE THIS QUILT!! The colors are fantastic and the quilting is really fabulous! I might have to try to make one just like this for myself...

lovespunstudio said...

I really really love this quilt. The colors are wonderful and the quilting itself is just perfect!

Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

It's a wonderful looking quilt, congratulations on the finish! Thanks for sharing the pics!

Cathy said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the quilt~ ♥♥♥

traci said...

I love the colors of this quilt, especially the gray sashing against the bright colors. And, you're right, the back is equally as cool!

terrieannie said...

I actually like the back better than the front! Definitely the bunting print is the reason....and the strip of gray, too!

Leanne said...

that is absolutely beautiful, well done Amy

Pile O' Fabric said...

The color and fabric choices work so perfectly with the design of the blocks, everything goes together so well, I love it!

Sarah Craig said...

Beautiful quilt, Amy!! Love the front and the back both - it's just perfect!

Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

I love it Amy! The colors just explode off the quilt with that lovely gray cotton. And the bunting fabric on the back is yummy!! It was delightful chatting with you so much this weekend- I look forward to connecting more in the future.
xoxo,
Amy

JanetK said...

This is gorgeous - such an elegant design!

Sophie said...

I came across your blog and just love your work. I am actually starting a quilting course this week as I have always wanted to learn how to quilt and if make anything even half as beautiful as your gorgeous work I will be over the moon.
Best wishes
Sophie

Michele said...

Really nice. The colors are terrific...so cheery.

LittleLucyGoosey said...

It's beautiful, Amy!

Thimbleanna said...

Beautiful Amy! I love the charcoal with those pretty fabrics. And, well, I love anything Sweetwater!!!

mara oliveira said...

amei.. ficoi muito lindo....

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Gorgeous pattern and it looks wonderful in that fabric :)

Lisa C said...

Really cute. I've got enough of Reunion to make two baby quilts (it's so hard to find boy fabric!) but I haven't cut into them yet. I like how you used the Kona solids.

Kelsey said...

What a lovely quilt!!! Perfect fabrics

pinksuedeshoe said...

Love love LOVE the dark sashing. So so perfect.... I might need to make one of these for the trundle bed in Creamie's room.... it's quite perfect you know :)

Carolyn J. said...

Your brick quilt is beautiful, love the dark sashing!

Kerri said...

amy, it is just gorgeous!!

Nanette Merrill said...

It is lovely. I love sweetwater. What a great pattern for this fabric.

Vanessa said...

This is so pretty! I love the way all the colors blend together and play off of one another!

Natalia Bonner said...

I love it! I love reunion too! :)