Saturday, December 27, 2014

Modern Maple In The Snow


My Modern Maple quilt is now quilted and the binding is stitched on. My December goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes (ALYoF) 2014 is thereby completed. The finished size of the quilt is 59" x 70".

One of my college sons accompanied me for the photo shoot in the snow, and there is a lot of snow! My fingers got real cold operating the camera, it was freezing!


The playground was a perfect setting for the photo session, and the color of the house in the background is a perfect match with the quilt.


My son was the perfect quilt holder, and with a few breaks in-between to rest wide-stretched arms and to heat fingers, the photo session was a success. .


All my maple leaves look like they have fallen down on a snow covered ground, literally! I am happy I used pure white background fabric for the quilt.

As you can see, we have LOTS of snow! Fortunately the snow was really dry, and it was easy to brush it off afterwards.


I did an all over woodgrain quilting with my walking foot, and used approximately 10 bobbins in the quilting process. I like the density of the quilting, and after a wash-and-dry cycle the quilt is nice and soft. As you can see in the picture above, I added a little interesting detail; a negative mini leaf.


Here is more of the quilting . I am very pleased with the quilting texture and the amount of negative space in the quilt.


I used only fabrics from my stash for the maple leaves; how is it possible to acquire so many fall-colored fabrics in such a relatively short time?

The backing for the quilt is a text fabric from IKEA, and the binding is a striped fabric I bought at Hancock's a while ago. It may be difficult to see, but the binding has got quite a lot of golden color in it. It goes very well together with the quilt, and it gives a perfect golden frame to one of my best-looking quilts so far.



30 comments:

  1. Your Modern Maples quilt is simply stunning, especially against the crisp, white background! I love your woodgrain quilting and the little negative leaf. The binding is the perfect frame for this work of art. Nicely done!

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  2. That is the perfect setting to display your beautiful quilt. Using fabric from Ikea for backing is a great idea. I am going to have to check out what they have!

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  3. you could not have a better setting for the photos of this lovely quilt.Good to see all your finishes were finished for the year that does not happen t many of us I fear, some things I planned for the year never even got started!

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  4. Your quilt is beautiful - mstvhed perfectly the white snowy surroundings :)

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    1. Fingers got lost - meant to write: matches perfectly :D

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  5. It's so pretty and just goes to show that one just changes a few things and you go from traditional to modern in a flash!

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  6. I love your modern maple quilt - and it photographed so beautifully against the snow. I've been wanting to try one of these...yours is my inspiration!! Thanks for sharing...

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  7. What a beautiful quilt and the photos are so lovely! I hope you and your son had some hot chocolate after that photo shoot, you both deserved it! The quilting is a amazing and so perfect for this one. I really like the extra quilted leaf, great touch.

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  8. Beautiful, beautiful quilt and the snow makes the perfect setting! Love the wood-grain texture of the quilting!

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  9. Your quilting is just amazing and the little maple leaf was such a creative addition!

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  10. The setting for your pictures really is perfect! Congrats on a beautiful finish! Love the quilting - a perfect choice and that maple in the negative space was just brilliant!

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  11. I just love your quilt and the placement of the maple leaves. I think I might have to keep this in mind!

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  12. I love Modern Maples and yours is now one of my favorites! It's gorgeous and the quilting is awesome!

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  13. Lovely quilt, the quilting adds such a nice amount of movement and flow!

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  14. Nice quilt. I especially like the arrangement of the leaves and the woodgrain quilting

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  15. That is really beautiful. Love the quilting!

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  16. Wow, the maple leaves look lovely and the quilting is just perfect. I am working on a maple quilt myself. May have to steal your quilting idea - hope you don't mind.

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  17. The quilted leaf is too cute and I LOVE your wood grain quilting. I'm doing a tree themed quilt for a friend in the coming year and would love to know more about your process in designing the wood texture. If you have information on it I'd truely appreciate it if you couls send it my way :)

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  18. Love this! And that wood grain quilting? Perfect for your maple leaves!

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  19. Just beautiful, and love the snowy photoshoot. Your quilting is inspired - very nice!

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  20. I love your modern maples! They look so pretty in the snow :) I'm currently quilting my own modern maples quilt, can't wait to have it finished. I really love the quilting detail on it--the wood grain looks great!

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  21. It's a gorgeous quilt and yes definitely the perfect backdrop for your pictures - all that snow is lovely to look at!

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  22. It turned out so pretty! I didn't know ikea sold fabric--its a great backing. Well done!

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  23. I love the quilting I have never tried a really dense quilting before and I think I should give it a try that turned out fantastic.

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  24. Found your Modern Maple. It is gorgeous! A maple leaf quilt is definitely on my to do list.

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  25. This is wonderful, a traditional block with a modern feel.

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  26. Gorgeous quilt!Such a great modern feel. TFS.

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