Momo Value Quilt by Missriain

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Status:
Top Assembled
Started:
2012-03-01T00:00:00Z
Finished:
Tutorial:

Description

It feels like I've been working on this one forever! I started it about a year and a half ago. 

I started by playing with a few Freebird charm packs, later adding in some Modern Workshop by Oliver & S and other bright solids/prints from my stash. At a sewing retreat the spring of 2012, I brought the charms intent on making a simple patchwork quilt. After leaving it up on the design wall all day, I was insanely unsatisfied with how it looked (and super cranky about it, as my mom can attest to). I somehow had an Ah-Hah! moment during dinner that and made a few HSTs afterwards. I was immediately hooked.

Fabrics are a hodgepodge of Freebird and other Momo lines, a charm or two of Modern Workshop by Oliver and S, and a sprinkling of solids and other saturated prints from my stash. I'm sure I was thinking of SewKatieDid's wonderful value quilt tutorial from her blog as soon as I started making the HSTs. 

It's 72x80, which might be sort of a weird size. :smile:

Pictures

Initial idea. Not wild about it.
Playing with negative space! I went in a different direction, but I'd love to do something like this soon.
At the retreat. This is what made me cranky.
Those HSTs in the upper corner made my day!
Trying out a zig zag arrangement
Close up of the pretty colors.
Another close up.

Loves

Stonefence
omaTam
Kat
Joke
Stamdl
Caribousmom

Comments

True

Wow gorgeous! And your crankiness led you down a great path. What you ended up with sparkles and is such a great play of colors!

emptysea

I think it will be a great quilt for our dull gray winters. Yay for getting to another UFO~!
xo M

twistedandloose

Wow, it's beautiful! Nice job!

Mymble

Love this so much- I could stare at it all day...it's beautiful!

Stamdl

Love this! So much color and you can't go wrong with HSTs in my book!

Caribousmom

Thanks for sharing your process in photos - I LOVE what you ultimately came up with - the fabrics shine and the quilt is gorgeous!

HawkFan

This is beautiful and what a change from what you started with.

Nexxus831

I love this top. I admire your persistence because I probably would of given up and just threw everything in a scrap bucket. Are you keeping this one for yourself? I sure hope so it is gorgeous.

Terrysim

You were so right to keep going with this. It's like a big quilt jewel. Beautiful!

Missriain

Thanks everyone! Now I just need to figure out how to quilt it. wink

omaTam

So beautiful! you went with the right layout, and thanks for being honest! I love to see & read about others frustrations- it gives me hope!

Boopsi

Awesome quilt!

You can download the project as JSON data.Download JSON