Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Verdant - A Finished Quilt

When I first saw Leah Duncan's collection Meadow I really had to have some.  Each print is really beautiful and unique.  And the colors are just amazing. I bought a fat quarter bundle of the Picnic by the Hills colorway, but  I wanted to make a decently sized lap quilt so I added some coordinating prints and solids.
verdant quilt
I had a really difficult time deciding what to do with the fabrics but I have been wanting to try diamonds so I gave them a go.

My husband was kind enough to help me take a photo in the back yard.  It's a good thing you can't see his face because he wasn't smiling, ha ha.  We are continuing to experience very hot, strong Santa Ana winds and spending outside is not very pleasant.
verdant finished quilt
For the backing I used my favorite Meadow print; normally I'm not a huge fan of green but the greens in this collection are gorgeous. The binding is an Art Gallery solid, I think it's called Emerald. 
verdant quilt back
I quilted on the side of each seam and then down the center of the diagonals.  The combination of the soft Art Gallery fabrics with the crosshatched quilting makes this quilt incredibly soft.  
verdant quilt
The finished size of the quilt is 65" x 75" which is pretty much my favorite size for a lap quilt.  While I didn't have a plan for this quilt when I started it, I think it will be making its home in my living room.

Meadow is available from:

42 comments :

  1. Erica, this quilt is absolutely gorgeous! Did you just cut diamonds to make it or did I miss something in your blog about the pattern? I may have been only focusing on the pictures!!!! Hubby may not have been smiling but I surely am!!

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  2. Turned out lovely! Those diamonds are just big enough to really show off that fabric!

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  3. This is beautiful! I love how you matched up the rows by color. It's a subtle touch, but very affective. Wonderful finish.

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  4. I love everything about this quilt!

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  5. I love the palette and it turned out beautifully!

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  6. Wow Erica - everything about that quilt is gorgeous!!! I splurged on the same FQ bundle but I haven't decided what to do with it yet.

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  7. gorgeous quilt Erica. I love these diamonds so much, and all the colors are beautiful together, plus that backing print is absolutely amazing.

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  8. What everyone else said. :D And I really love that backing. It is just perfect.

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  9. The whole quilt is fantastic!! Love it

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  10. Very pretty...send some of your heat this way please!

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  11. This is beautiful! Makes me want to try diamonds, too :)

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  12. Love it Erica! Just beautiful! Turorial? Would love it :)

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  13. beautiful! I love this line of fabric too and your design is perfect for showing it off.

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  14. Erica, that is a lovely quilt and the green is a beautiful shade. My daughter lives in San Diego, too. Hear there are some big fires there this afternoon. Stay safe.

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  15. Wow, Erica! I love how the diamonds look, and the colours are amazing. You are so right about the shade of green!

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  16. Meadow is my favorite right now- and your quilt looks fantastic!

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  17. so beautiful. I am not normally a fan of greens either but these do look amazing.

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  18. The backing fabric looks perfect! Green has been growing on me a lot lately and I like the small touches of it amongst the other diamond colours.

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  19. beautiful finish. The colors are fantastic altogether.

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  20. Your quilt is just beautiful, classy and elegant. I love how you cut the pieces into diamonds and the colors you chose are perfect. I really like the Meadow collection and the fabric you chose for your backing is my favorite also. Very nicely done.

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  21. It's so beautiful! Pretty fabrics. Did you just wing it or is there a pattern?

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  22. Gee Erica, it's gorgeous. Love the fabric collection and what you've done with them. Very classy and funky too! You're tempting me to try and get myself some of those fabrics.....

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  23. Wow this is amazing. I have not seen a diamonds quilt yet that I have liked and this is just amazing! I think the colors and size of the diamonds are just perfection and I love the crosshatch quilting. It really adds to the beauty of the fabric instead of distracting from it. Well done and way to go! Maybe I will try to tackle diamonds sometime soon :)

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  24. Stunning quilt! I love the fabric choice and the great design.

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  25. this quilt is so beautiful, and now i think i need this collection too lol
    and yeah for hubbys that hold up our quilts, even if there face isnt always the happiest
    totally love your backing

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  27. Your quilt is really lovely. Great colors and fabrics! It appears that your diamonds worked out well. Do you have a secret to keeping your bias edges from stretching? I always spray starch the heck out of my fabrics before cutting when I'm cutting on the bias, but I'm always looking for other ways that work. Starching seems to take so long even though it is well worth the extra time.

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  28. This quilt us beautiful. Love the colors and would like the quilt pattern. Can you share that with us?

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  29. I really like your diamond quilt. The colors are so soothing. Great job!

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  30. Love averything about this quilt.Fabulous!!

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  31. I love love love this! The prints / solids you added are perfect - love the diamonds - love the simple quilting. Yummmmm!

    I snagged a bundle of Meadow as well and just haven't been able to cut into it yet..... but I'm looking forward to it!

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  32. I haven't made a diamond quilt, but this one really makes me want to give it a try. Those fabrics are beautiful.

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  33. I had never thought to try diamond. You just inspired me :) Love the crosshatching quilting as well, and the colors .... I guess I just like everything! Glad to hear you are making a home for this one.

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  34. This is such a pretty finish and shows off the fabric range perfectly. I'm not a green fan either, but the tone of green in the backing is lovely!

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  35. I like the quilting on this.

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  36. i really like this, its one of (this years) favs of mine, its the green that is really drawing me, must get a fq of what u used on the backing

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  37. This is a beautiful quilt! Can I ask what size diamonds you used?

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  38. I love this quilt looks great. Glad your hubby is a good helper. ;-)

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  39. What a beautiful quilt! I agree with you, that green is lovely. I also have a very hard time finding green fabric I like - I'm not exactly sure what I would like but it isn't what's in my local fabric shop!

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  40. You made me want to try a diamond quilt with your beautiful quilt! Any helpful tips or size info on your diamonds would be so appreciated.

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  41. Love your quilt!! Great colors and great design!

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