Friday, September 26, 2014

Looking Glass Finished

Back a few weeks ago I posted my work in progress on a new quilt I was calling Over the River.  I have know finished the quilt and renamed it Looking Glass.

The quilt was so fun and easy to make.  I needed a quick, little finish and this quilt was exactly that.


In my effort not to purchase fabric to make a quilt backing, I pieced a back using an extra row of blocks along with some Kona white.  I almost like the back better than the front.  A dark brown print (so old I am not sure what line it was from) finished off the quilt as the binding.



For the quilting, I used a loopy quilting pattern.  The pattern looks like a cursive "l" over and over and over again.  I start at the left hand side of the quilt and work my way towards the right.  I was able to quilt using this pattern without any marking of the quilt (yeah!) because the seam lines within the blocks and sashing formed lines.


I have had a number of quilters ask if I was going to write this quilt up into a pattern and so I happy to say that I am working on putting the finishing touches on the draft of the pattern.  The pattern is going to include baby, lap, twin, queen, and king sizes.  If anyone would like to pattern test or review, just let me know :)





23 comments:

  1. Sweet , simple and beautiful! Love the colors. Whoop whoop for your finish! Thanks for sharing. Janita

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  2. Beautiful! Your colors may me think of chocolate and cherries....yum! ~Shari

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  3. What a great way to use scraps of fabric. I love your little loopy quilt design.

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  4. I love it, and I would love to test the pattern for you. I agree the back is almost better than the front, I love how the loops look on the white.

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  5. Simple, sweet backings that allow the quilting to shine are starting to make me think I need to make a very simplistic quilt top! Congratulations on your finish - it looks great, front and back!

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  6. The front and back are both lovely! With all that negative space and the loopy quilting, the back reminds me of old Denyse Schmidt quilts. Pattern testing? Sign me up!

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  7. another lovely quilt! I'd be happy to proof read again for you Cheryl.

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  8. I really like this quilt and I love what you did with the back! It really makes it reversible. And I would love to be a pattern tester for you! :)

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  9. Lovely finish! Really like how it turned out.
    If you need any more testers, I would be thrilled to be a tester.

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  10. Another winner! I love the simplicity of the design and the quilting really is a nice look for it. And the back is terrific. If you need a pattern tester, I'm in!

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  11. It's gorgeous, Cheryl! I love the back too. Actually, I'm not sure which side I like more! Beautiful job on the quilting too.

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  12. Such a cute, cute quilt! Love that loopy quilting. And the brown binding was a perfect pick!

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  13. I can't test, but I am looking forward to buying it one day :)

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  14. I really like this. Love the colors and the quilting is perfect!

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  15. The pinks, the browns, the aqua, the binding and the backing. . . this is one very sweet quilt!! The quilting adds the perfect amount of texture. Wow, I just love everything about this quilt :)

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  16. Thanks for sharing at TGIFF Linky Party!

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  17. It's a beautiful quilt, Cheryl!! I like the back so much, it's fabulous :)

    -Soma

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  18. I really like this pattern and want to see more about the process. I would be interested in testing ... oh oh pick me!

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  19. Lovely. The colors, design and quilting. It makes great combo all together!

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  20. Lovely quilt! I would greatly welcome the opportunity to test your pattern!

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  21. This looks great! Is it a charm square pattern? I'm looking for some baby quilt ideas. My cousin's wife is having twins in January!

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  22. What an interesting effect. I really like the back, too - a nice line of colour in all that white space. Why 'Looking Glass'?

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  23. I would definitely like to see the pattern, it is adorable!

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