Thursday, 7 August 2014

TGIFF! - A Bright Modern Totems

A couple of news-y bits before we get to the main TGIFF event...

For those in the Ottawa area, bring in your empty Aurifil spool(s) to the The Running Stitch on Saturday, August 9th for a Buy-One-Get-One-Half-Off sale! The specifics can be found on their site.

Also, my TGIFF! partner in crime, Laura @ Quokka Quilts is hosting a new QAYGFMQAL (Quilt As You Go Free Motion Quilt Along) -- so excited! She also has a sweet giveaway from the Fat Quarter Shop so be sure to check it out!

Ooh, and Craftsy's having its Dog Days of Summer Sale right now. Enjoy up to 50% off ALL online classes! Take advantage of big savings today. Hurry, offer expires August 11, 2014 at 11:59 PM MT. I've been eyeing that Joe Cunningham course myself...

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Welcome to TGIFF! Today, I'm very happy to be sharing my test of my soon-to-be-released Modern Totems pattern for TGIFF!

My first go at this quilt was with more of a Spring-like palette, but this time I went Bright! I used a Snap Pop charm pack by Sandy Gervais for Moda that I got from Sew Sisters and used Kona White for the background. The binding is Blooming Glory from Woodrow Studio. Look at me, throwing fabric names about like I know what I'm talking about! Next time, I'd like to try this design in  solids...mmm!

It was right down to the wire with this one and I must fess up that I haven't even buried the threads yet.


The quilting -- done with my favourite white 50 wt. Aurifil 2021 -- was horizontal squiggles in the totems, spirals in the squares and stippling in the background. 




The backing is that wonderful IKEA Numbers fabric that I stocked up on. It works so well with the hot pink binding. I know, I used pink!


The quilt finishes at 54" by 60" -- a great lap quilt and just perfect for the recipient I have in mind.


22 comments:

  1. Lovely quilt and I adore the pink binding. What fun backing fabric. Creative Quilting Bliss...

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  2. It's beautiful! It would be a lot of fun in solids too.

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  3. Great finish, MR. Now go bury those threads!

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  4. that's lovely! I'm jealous of the ikea print. :)

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  5. I really do like this. Very fun!

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  6. Your quilt is very pretty!! Love the colors!

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  7. Your Totems is beautiful! :-)

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  8. I love it! I think I like the bright colours better. Than the springtime ones.

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  9. Such a lovely quilt - the bright totems are beautiful! I sure do admire the quilting. I am not a pink person either, but that was a perfect choice for the binding, M-R. Nicely done!

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  10. it is beautiful M-R! And I love the quilting.!!
    Great backing too!

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  11. umm, I adore your quilt. I love the bright colors against the white back ground. And I especially love the back, with the bright pink binding.

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  12. That is GORGEOUS! I love the colors popping against the background.

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  13. Oh that's beautiful. The backing fabric with the writing, love it! And it all works so well together.

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  14. Love the fabric, love the pattern...and your quilt looks so beautiful in the woods there. Do you quilt on a long arm or a domestic machine. The quilting is great.

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  15. Nice texture and lovely colors.

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  16. It is beautiful. It looks fabulous in any colour way.

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  17. Gorgeous quilt. Fabulous fabric choices.

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  18. Love, love, love. I think I'm going to try spiral FMQ tomorrow. Fingers crossed xxxxxxx

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  19. Your totem quilt is so fresh and fun! What a great way to use scraps, precuts or favorites.

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  20. I really love this! It is just the sort of thing I was looking for in my latest quilt! When will the pattern be available?

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