Friday, April 18, 2014

Modern Baby quilt - a finish Friday

It's the middle of the month and I finally have a finish to share!

Discontinuity 2

Look familiar?  This is the 2nd quilt I've made in these colors using Emily Cier's pattern "Discontinuity".  I took her class way back in January of 2013, and made this baby quilt (which gave to Olivia).

Discontinuity 1

At the time, I was so tired from piecing all those 723 pieces together that I really didn't want to put much effort into quilting it.  So, it is just stitched in the ditch.   (BORING!)

I really loved the look of this pattern, but the piecing method left me cold.  I had ordered enough fabric to make the quilt into a twin size, and it seemed a waste not to use it.  So, I tried to apply a log cabin approach to the piecing, like I did with Emily's "In the Groove" pattern (see my quilt here).  I reported about the log cabin piecing of Discontinuity 2 here (only one step down seam!).  Then the quilt top sat in a box until about 2 months ago.

basting another pink baby quilt

My husband's cousin had her first baby in January.   Said cousin is very modern, loves art, loves modern art, AND she had a baby girl.  It seemed fortuitous that this quilt should be finished for her.  But, I couldn't just SID, NO!!  Any time saved having a quilt top already pieced had to be channeled into the quilting process!  So I quilted a different motif for each color.  This was made possible by using the log cabin method of piecing.  I'm not sure it would have the same effect if I had made it using the approach in the original pattern.

baby quilt close up

This time around, I also found the perfect backing!

back of Discontinuity 2

I love the texture all that quilting gives, and I hope the baby does too.

Thanks for reading today,

Jen

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19 comments:

  1. Beautiful quilt!! LOVE the color combo! The quilting is beautiful and the backing fabric! YUMMY!!

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  2. Hi!!!!! Beautiful!!!! Love it all!!!! The quilting is fabulous!!!! Wonderful for a baby girl!!!! Looks like they made the backing fabric for your quilt!!!! That was nice of them!!!!! Beautiful!!!!

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  3. Wow!!! This is gorgeous! The colours and placement is perfect too! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

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  4. That is so beautiful! I love the colors and the quilting.

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  5. Your quilting is beautiful! As someone very new to quilting I'm always amazed!!

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  6. This turned out awesome! Obviously it was waiting for just the right purpose, and for you to be ready to do this amazing quilting. Lucky baby girl!

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  7. What a great quilt. I love the way you have all the different quilting in the different colors. That backing is so perfect.

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  8. I'm a fan of modern quilts and this is no exception. the colours are really vibrant and I think the different quilting patterns for each section work really well. A lucky baby girl in deed!

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  9. Cool! So much to look at! Love it! Your version of Groovy is pretty cool as well. I haven't seen this pattern in long time.

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  10. It is gorgeous. great design, great colors, great quilting.

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  11. This is absolutely gorgeous! I mean the first one was beautiful, but this... just WOW!

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  12. This is awesome! I especially love the quilting/texture in the light purple sections. It looks great!! What a lucky baby..

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  13. wow - such an amazing quilt. The colours are brilliant and the design is genius :-)

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  14. That's stunning Jen, you HAVE to take newbie references off your blog !!!!!!

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  15. I am laughing because once I know how many pieces or how much time something takes, I sort of lose interest. If I just putter along, I'm fine. So I'm not sure I'd ever making this pattern knowing how many pieces are involved! Great job. I have some fabric that I need to do "part 2" on for the same reason. Thanks for the encouragement to use that pretty fabric up!

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  16. Oh wow this is gorgeous! From the colors to the different quilting motifs to the backing, this one is really special.

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  17. Love it! And I think your new method of piecing it worked well.

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  18. It looks fantastic. Nice colors, shape and beautiful quilting.

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  19. Ficou lindo! E realmente o tecido da parte de trás combinou demais!
    Beijos

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