Thursday, August 15, 2013

Rear Window finish

A July finish that is finally photographed! One more quilt off of the UFO list!!

I used the "Rear Window" pattern from Blue Underground Studios and started with a bunch of Amy Butler prints from her early Daisy Chain line. The designer's original quilt was in a trunk show at a local shop a couple of years ago, and I really loved it just as it was, so I tried to use many of the same fabrics.

But of course there are some Kaffe prints in here... Bekah in Green, Paperweight in Sludge (one of my all-time favorites despite the unfortunate color name), and another fabric from his collective that I just can't recall the name of...

All mixed in with some Denyse Schmidt Hope Valley greys and other random teal/turquoise prints. The overall swirly quilting pattern was done by Carol Linder in Hampshire, my go-to long-arm quilter :)

The backing is a mix of two Amy Butler Daisy Chain prints that I scored on clearance at - yay! - and the binding is an ombre-like blend of teal, turquoise, and sea glass green that blends well with all those prints in the quilt top.

A close up photo of the backing center section shows off the quilting in sea glass green thread.

And here's a shot of the full backing.

This quilt has seen a lot of use recently by my girls during family movie nights on the couch. Yes, it is summer, and yes, the A/C is usually running, but that hasn't stopped them :) In fact, Thing 1 has decided that we should stop using our lightweight fleece "TV watching" blankets and start using more of "all these pretty quilts".


  1. This is lovely! I haven't seen this pattern before and it works great with the fabrics you chose.

  2. What a lovely summery quilt - reminds of the seaside! By the way Sludge is one of my favourite colorways too.

  3. Yes, Thing 1 is absolutely right, you should be using all your lovely quilts, including this one. I love the AB Clematis (?) prints on the back, too, and now wish I hadn't long ago cut up my yardage in those colorways into smaller pieces. I hadn't realized how lovely it is in a great big swath.

  4. How I love the color scheme of your quilt. Blue Underground has some clever designs, don't they!


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