Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Crossroads

I (Megan) finished my quilt with Robot Factory from Robert Kaufman, and I am so happy!! :)
My honey named it
49 x 63

This was really fun to create.  I knew I wanted something modern and angular to fit in with a robotic type theme.  I was laying in bed one night thinking of quilt design (anyone???) and then I thought of intersecting blocks that look like the feed into each other.  A-ha!  The cool thing is that I think with feminine fabrics it could look like a star or even flowers.  And I really love looking at the pattern of the khaki Kona, kind of looks like old fashioned ceilings and woodwork, do you know what I'm talking about?....


I went with straight-line quilting, again to keep the modern feel.  Plus with boys quilts you don't want to get to swirly :)


Don't those little funky robots make you happy?!?  And I just love the gears, wrenches and graph lines.  I love featuring fabrics in quilts, so with this pattern it allows you to fussy cut your favorite prints.  Back to thinking of a more feminine fabric line...it could be really cute to make those robot feature blocks into pinwheels, don't you think?


I went back and forth a lot about the border.  I considered continuing the pattern, but after sketching it, laying out fabric, it just lacked a wow factor.  I love that it is these monochromatic squares.  I think it frames it but isn't too distracting.  And I always have to have a binding that pops!


And the backing.  Don't you love seeing your quilting on the flip side?  I couldn't resist featuring those robots again.  It was just one of those piece as you go methods...if you can call it that :)


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Happy Quilting!  See you tomorrow for a feature I  know you'll love!!
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11 comments:

SewSara said...

ooooooh great job!!!
i feel like i haven't seen/talked to you forever cuz i hadn't heard anything about this. i love everything about it ... the layout, the border, the back (!!) and the fabric. well done my friend!
love love!
you've been busy!
xoxo

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

Very fun! I love everything about it!

Dorian said...

That is totally cute!! You did a great job on it.

Leslie said...

this quilt is adorable!!! i love those little robots

Helen said...

I had to laugh at thinking up patterns when you are supposed to be sleeping... I really like the pattern, and it goes well with the fabric theme. Great job.

Laura said...

adorable

Michelle said...

Great pattern. I love the robot fabrics, they are sew cute. It really does look like an old ceiling.

Megan said...

I LOVE it! You're amazing!! And very smart, too:)

Lynne said...

It's absolutely gorgeous.

And, yes, I use that pre-sleep time for thinking and/or planning too!

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