Monday, 12 November 2012

Sizzix and Tilda quilt

Here's a quilt I made for Sizzix using some beautiful Tilda fabrics.  This quilt is 50" square - perfect cot quilt, playmat, lap quilt or wall hanging size.  I cut 6 1/2" squares, lopped off the corners and replaced them with HSTs cut from the Sizzix 2 1/2" HST die.  The great thing about using Sizzix HSTs is there is no trimming and I hate trimming.  I then sashed using the Sizzix 1 1/2" strip die.  I set the whole thing on point because almost without exception, any quilt or block looks more interesting to me set on point.


I quilted it using Aurifil 50wt 2024 which is about the colour of Kona snow.  I used a 50wt rather than anything heavier as I wanted the quilting lines to add texture but otherwise just melt into the quilt.  Since I was straight line quilting, I pre-marked the quilting lines with a hera marker.  I used to think I could eyeball straight lines using the blocks on the quilt as a guide but for some reason, that always ends up looking messy so I always mark straight lines for quilting now and the results are much cleaner.  I chose a vertical / horizontal cross hatch to work against the diagonal sashing.  But what to call it?

39 comments:

  1. Gorgeous quilt! Love the fabrics and the quilting! Well done!

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  2. It looks really lovely, fresh and the on-point setting does add interest as you say. Sorry can't help with the name though.

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  3. 'with love from Norway', 'snowballs from Norway', 'Norwegian snowballs', really pretty is what it is though, whatever it's name :)

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  4. Ooh, I like this! Great blocks for showing off lovely fabrics. What about Stepping Stones for a name?

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  5. Looks lovely, like giant Bubble "Wrap".

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  6. Great quilt. I want a sizzix!

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  7. Oooh it's really brilliant. It looks like lots of kaleidoscope tunnel views.

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  8. Another beautiful quilt Lynne

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  9. Bubbles
    Gum Balls
    Play Ball
    Dots
    Spots
    A very pretty quilt indeed!

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  10. It's a very elegant quilt so perhaps it needs a 'proper' name (like a person!) rather than a quilt name. I'm coming up blank so I'd best find my thinking hat and see if it still fits, I'll be back if I think of anything even halfway decent...

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  11. It's lovely...so fresh. As for a name, I'm actually quite pathetic in naming quilts.

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  12. <3 LOVE this quilt!!! GREAT job!!!!! If you get a chance, could you please take a close-up picture of just one of the squares/hexagons. I DID read your directions on your blog and that does sound like something I'd like to try. (I still NEW at this and think I can TRY anything - and found a few things I couldn't go any farther! LOL)

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  13. wow, this is such a pretty, happy quilt! Love the quilting, too!

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  14. It's really pretty. I am terrible at thinking up names, but balls comes to mind. It looks like Christmas balls, or some sort of candy...the kind people display in those great big glass jars.

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  15. I love it. I'd name if after one of my favorite aunts. You must have a favorite aunt.

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  16. It reminds me of my mother's beautiful paperweight collection, so I'd name it "Paperweights".

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  17. beautiful beautiful quilt

    Lost Marbles

    Because, bear with me, I reckon if you ever went bonkers and lost your marbles you would eventually find them somewhere, completely organised and lined up in neat rows!

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  18. It is pretty and a nice way to show off larger pieces of fabric. I have not good name for you, it looks like bubbles or hot air balloons to me.

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  19. This really nice!
    Saw that others already suggested to take a name after a person. Aunt Dotty comes to mind :-)

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  20. Gorgeous, this gives me an idea for the charm pack of quilt blocks that I picked up today. I may be copying you again!

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  21. Pixels? That's what they look like to me. It's gorgeous Lynne - you and Big Shot make a great couple.

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  22. Never Mind The Sizzix ('cause of all the balls!) - nice job x

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  23. Lovely quilt, because of the block style I can't think past snowballs.

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  24. This is a lovely cheerful quilt! I think you might call it 'the voice of the balls!'

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  25. Cunning plan with the sizzix there!

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  26. Lovely quilt Lynne. I would call it Bounce.

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  27. Beautiful! I don't know why, but I think it looks like a Beatrice.

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  28. Teehee I want to suggest that it looks like 'A load of balls' but it is too pretty!

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  29. Such a simple design but with great results...and potential!

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