Friday, April 10, 2015

Finish It Up Friday :: Laura Gunn Four Winds Quilt


Happy Friday! So very glad to have made it to another weekend even if it is pollen filled ;-)
I finished this quilt up this week and I love how well it matches the vibrant colors of the season - our azaleas, the redbud trees, the pink dogwoods - everything seems to be in gorgeous bloom right now.

Laura Gunn was kind enough to send me some of her new Vignette line to play with and I knew immediately I wanted to try the Four Wind Quilts from Fancy Tiger. I loved the graphic look of the large flying geese blocks - turned out I wasn't the only one loving this quilt right now!

The background is Laura's Painter's Canvas fabric in grass and it's bound in Kona Cerise. Vignette comes in two different colorways, Aqua and Orchid and this is the Orchid one. The collection comes with a green Painter's Canvas - Bottle but I used Grass here, I just liked the lighter springier one.


This quilt finishes at 64" square which seems like a great size to snuggle under and was small enough that I had no problem quilting it myself. Still not ready to commit to FMQ-ing something this size but I was really happy with the straight line diamond pattern I used.

One note about the quilt - the pattern uses the no waste method for making the flying geese blocks (which I love) but then doesn't say to trim the flying geese blocks before assembling all the pieces for the top. The corner squares are 16.75" and it works without trimming the flying geese BUT I think the right way would be to trim all the individual FG blocks to 8.5"x16.5" and then use 16.5" squares - just my own opinion. If you make one I'd be curious to hear what you think! Having said this it's a good pattern and I'll definitely be making more of these.


Finally it's backed in a flannel that I had from JoAnn's that turned out to be literally the perfect match as it's blue/green pattern were the exact colors in Laura's fabrics - don't you love when that happens?! And since it was snowing in NY for Easter I don't think it's too late in the year for flannel after all.

Thanks to Laura Gunn for the gorgeous fabric to play with!

Thanks for stopping by - have a great weekend :-)



6 comments:

  1. Clearly the same brain! And I didn't trim my geese and the were 8.5 x 16.5 unfinished so I had to trim the setting squares. I wonder what we did differently?!?

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  2. This turned out so striking! Just beautiful!

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  3. Awesome quilt! I love the simple oversize pattern.

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  4. I love the bright colors and the quilting!

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