Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Junctions

Just about ready to leave the office yesterday, I texted hubby, "You up for meeting me at the U-Haul?" Yes he was, and no, we're not moving. But I had noticed their diamond-clad wall a couple of weeks ago, and I had my heart set on taking a photo of my latest FAITH Circle finish with that wall as a background. Don't worry. I asked permission, and before long I had what I was after.
The blocks are 11 1/2" (unfinished) intersection blocks, tutorial by Film in the Fridge, and I admired them from the second I saw Ashley post them. Frankly, I think they are perfect for a group bee such as this, and my FAITH Circle girls hit my chosen palette perfectly. 

For backing, I went stash-diving and came up with 2 pieces of Simply Color by Vanessa Christenson of V and Co., and lo and behold, did they not look terrific pieced together.
Quilting was done with Aurifil 50wt #2021 (Natural White) in a grid, double stitching in some areas, single in others, and honestly, it was a pleasure to do.
Binding is hard to see well, but is Joel Dewberry's Notting Hill Frames in Fern, a sweet aquamarine and citron geometric print - one of my favorites in the line.
The quilt finished at 55"x55", and once I get a do.Good Stitches label on, it'll be off to Restore Innocence, our bee's chosen charity. There, it will hopefully bring a smile to a young girl's face, just like it has to mine.

This project is on my 2015 Q1 Finish-A-Long list.
Linking up with Fabric Tuesday.

29 comments:

  1. Wonderful color and an amazing quilt. I must try this block. Thank you for sharing

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  2. I love this. I saw this block also and was attracted to it. Your friends did an amazing job and you arranged them perfectly. Wonderful!

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  3. Beautiful quilt, Debbie! You are too funny with photo shoots. How do you explain to U-Haul that you want to tape a quilt to the side of their building?

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  4. Great looking quilt. The backing is perfect, love the picture on the wall. it is a perfect backdrop.

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  5. perfect backdrop for a beautiful quilt!

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  6. Yummy blues and greens! LUV. Do you know the CAPTCHA is turned on?

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  7. Debbie, this is so lovely! A pefect photo spot, too!

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  8. Can't tell you how fabulous this is! But you already know that ; )
    Great job everyone!

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  9. That is gorgeous and the wall is perfect for a photo of it.

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  10. I love it! What a sweet quilt. And the fabrics are fantastic.

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  11. Love the blocks, and the colors, and the wall! :) Great job on putting it all together - you certainly have a knack for picking the right combos.

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  12. Terrific finish. It will certainly bring a smile to someone's face.

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  13. This turned out great, Debbie. It's so well balanced, and I love that you chose the light colored intersection for the center block.

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  14. A UHaul wall - good idea! Great do.Good finish!

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  15. Beautifully done Deb! I love reading how you weave the quilt story together :o) My favorite picture is the one with the razer wire...wow!! What a great shot!

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  16. Love your quilt and the photo shoot wall! I also get a kick out of finding fun places to photograph quilts.I bet the people at U-Haul hadn't been asked if they "rented" out their warehouse wall before! They are still probably talking about it in the break room!!

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  17. What a beautiful quilt Debbie and a perfect place to hang it! What kind of tape did you use? I recently "borrowed" my neighbors metal building to do the same thing.

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  18. It turned out so good! Well done Faith Circle ladies!

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  19. This quilt is so striking, I really love this block and the colour scheme.

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  20. Oh very nice and I'm sure it will be well loved.

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  21. So nice Debbie. Really like the colors. But in addition to the U-Haul did you also hang out at the local prison? I see barbed wire.

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  22. It's a lovely quilt which will make someone very happy and your photos are great. I do love the thought of quilters all over the world unembarrassedly taking pictures of their creations in the most unlikely places.

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  23. Great quilt and great background for the photos!! Really makes the quilt sparkle!

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  24. Gorgeous! Your color placement is just perfect. Thanks for referencing the FITF tutorial!

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  25. love this one! the back is great!

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  26. I've admired Ashley's quilt too! A get idea for a bee quilt and the colours came together so beautifully! A stunning finish!

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  27. I love this quilt! The colors and pattern are wonderful!

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  28. What a fabulous wall for taking photos and your quilt is just perfect!

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