Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Modern Chain-Linked Quilt

A newly finished quilt top to share! Woo! This one is made from my Chain Linked pattern using a blend of Art Gallery Fabrics collections such as Luxe in Bloom and Carnaby Street.
I am starting to feel a little bit productive on the sewing front. It's happened in random bits and pieces, but I've gradually been trying to finish UFO's (UnFinished Objects) in particular. I've had a bunch of projects like this one that just needed borders or backs or bindings. I worked on this quilt top on and off since the beginning of the year. It's always a good feeling to finally finish something, isn't it? I'm typically guilty of starting 4 new things before I finish something I've already started.
For the back, I wanted to only pull from the stash, so I used my AGF remnants and any random gray solids that I had on hand.
This quilt is another quilt way out of my normal color palette comfort zone. I thoroughly enjoyed making this quilt again and love the outcome. I think the colors give the pattern a slightly newer, more current edge by using the gray for the background. For the dark gray I used Kona Charcoal. I have to admit I don't know what the light gray is - just a solid I had on had that cooperated nicely with the Charcoal.
The quilting was done by Melissa Kelly of Sew Shabby Quilting. I had her do an overall pattern called Square Dance. It's become one of my new favorite patterns - I tend to like simple, all-over quilting because it doesn't distract from the quilt design, but it gives the quilt some nice texture when it's washed.
I have enough remnants of the fabric for the print squares to make one more quilt using the Chain Link pattern. You can find the fabric bundle and the pattern both in my Etsy shop. Sadly, I only have one bundle. Luxe in Bloom is still available from Fabricworm. Carnaby Street is available from Mad About Patchwork, Marmalade Fabrics, and Fat Quarter Shop.
The Chain Linked pattern is available in my pattern shop.

Finally, is anyone else out there slightly amazed that it's the second week of August?? This summer has been a crazy one for our family and it's flown so quickly, but I think I am ready for summer vacation to start winding down...

26 comments:

Theresa said...

Your quilt is beautiful!

Mandy Beyeler said...

love it!

Amy Stevenson said...

love the design and the coral and yellow with the greys is really wonderful! a very striking combination!

Paula @ Sewy Stuff said...

I love this pattern! And the back of the quilt is really another front. Lovely!

Di~ said...

MMMMM love this quilt! Nice job Amy!

Melissa Corry said...

What a beautiful finish Amy!! I love your chain link pattern and I really love it in these bold colors. So fun!!

Amy Martin said...

This is too funny! I made your Chain Linked pattern in two shades of grey with Moda's Juggling Summer line, then had Melissa at Sew Shabby Quilting use the Square Dance pattern on it as well!! I am expecting it back from her any day now and judging by how fabulous yours turned out, I can't wait to see mine. Great pattern!!

anyadahab said...

I love the quilting on this. It really compliments the pattern.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Lovely quilt and I really like the quilting too. And no, I can't believe it is August already!! Yikes!

terrieannie said...

I love that Square Dance quilting for geometric quilts like this! BTW, Hawthorne Threads still has most of these lines, also.

Janet M. said...

Great combination of fabrics and a lovely finish! Nice job!

kat129 said...

I love everything about this quilt. The fabric line, the pattern, the quilting, the backing. You nailed it. Thanks so much for sharing a beautiful finish!

feltfree på Åsly said...

Wow what a beauty

traceyjay said...

it looks great Amy! I love those pops of coral! Such a pretty quilt, and the quilting is such a great complement to the design!

Karen said...

Gorgeous quilt and I love the square dance quilting! I can't believe the summer is flying by so fast either! :o)

Ali Honey said...

That's stunning! Really like the fabrics and colours you have used. Well done!

Judith Blinkenberg said...

This is a wonderful quilt and quilt pattern. You really brought the pattern to life. I can imagine fussy cut pieces inside the squares, or even panel pieces cut inside. I will get this pattern. You convinced me! Thank you.

Marion McClellan said...

It is not the second week in August!!! ...not until midnight. ;) Tomorrow begins the second week in August! (I've got to hold on to summer for as long as possible!)
ps- I love your quilt :)

Katy Cameron said...

I love the play of light and dark in this, it's funny in the first pic I could swear the charcoal stands out more, but then the lower full version it seems the light grey does

Leigh Anne said...

I always find that finishing up old WIPs always makes me feel very productive :) This one is lovely!

Sew Nomadic said...

I just love this pattern and the fabrics you choose this time around give it such a different feel! I love it, so modern! Great job, Amy!

bethanndodd said...

Beautiful, as always! Way to go on finishing WIP's...always a great feeling. I, too, am looking forward to summer winding down. It's been fun but I am ready for a "schedule" again. Hope you enjoy what is left of yours...only 1 week left here. Smiles~Beth

Lorna McMahon said...

Sew glad to see your remake of Chain Linked, Amy! I have always felt it is a fabulous design and those featured fabrics really pop against that gray background. The quilting design certainly does not detract from the quilt but just adds to it! Congrats on the lovely finish!

kelleyfam1234 said...

LOL! I know Amy! When I pulled your quilts out of the package and saw this one, It was like Deja-vu. It looks great! I even chose the same density that Amy Smart likes. Hope you love it when it gets there!

kelleyfam1234 said...

LOL! I know Amy! When I pulled your quilts out of the package and saw this one, It was like Deja-vu. It looks great! I even chose the same density that Amy Smart likes. Hope you love it when it gets there!

QuiltsforHeroesFounder said...

Love this quilt and so many of your beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing them with us!