Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sanctuary Slices: Finished!

SlicedSanctuaryFront
Done! I finished up my Sliced Coins quilt for Elizabeth's superb quilt-along. Elizabeth's pattern is ideal for showcasing the large prints of Patty Young's glorious Sanctuary line.

SlicedSanctuaryBack
And...here's the back. I pieced my leftover coins with chunks of Kona Coal and Aqua. I like the back as much as the front!

Sanctuary Slices
There's a lot to love about this line. I love the names she chose for each print: Aromatherapy, Seaweed Wrap, Zen Garden, Dahlia Lama (to name a few). It's one of those she-thought-of-everything details.

Sliced Sanctuary Selvedge
I included a little selvedge strip on the back as my homage to Ms. Young.

SlicedSanctuaryMiddle
Sanctuary is a cotton shirting weight. I found it to be a bit softer and lighter-weight than most quilting cottons. To me, it seemed to fall somewhere on the spectrum between quilting cotton and voile. Obviously, it would be great for clothing, but I think it makes a pretty excellent quilt too!

SlicedSanctuary1
I quilted with an all-over stipple. At first, I went for wavy lines, but I wasn't loving it so I ripped it out. After seeing Lee's and Megan's versions, I wish I'd stuck with the wavy lines! (Theirs are vertical and mine were horizontal...I think vertical is definitely the way to go.)

SlicedSanctuaryRolled
I used the glass tiles quilt for binding.

SanctuaryLuke
Luke took it for a fresh-from-the-dryer test drive, and he didn't have any complaints!

17 comments:

Elizabeth D. said...

Oh, Katie, this looks fantastic, great job!!! I love the back, too, it looks gorgeous. :) I especially love your binding choice!

AnneMarie said...

Oooh! Looks wonderful! I especially like the way those prints are emphasized by the Coal. Beautiful!

Kati said...

Love it! I've got to get some fabric in this colorway. You did a fabulous job!

Lee said...

It's gorgeous! You're right, this is the perfect design to showcase that fabric line. And I love that you included a selvedge on the back - Tracey Jay just mentioned that she does that too, and I think I might just start!

Megan said...

This looks great! And your binding choice is perfect. Beautiful finish! :)

Lindsay Conner said...

I love the way you've finished it off--great quilting all around!

Beth said...

I love the kona charcoal and aqua together, and your great binding choice! Very pretty!

traceyjay said...

love it...it's so pretty! And the back is as lovely as the front. and how cute is Luke with his little lovey... ;)

Carolyn said...

Really beautiful quilt! I love the idea of the selvedge in the the back. What a great idea!

Leah said...

Wow. You never cease to amaze me. Plus you have a toddler! You give me hope that I'll be able to craft one day again.

audreypawdrey said...

It is gorgeous! The back is every bit as beautiful as the front, and I love, love, love the charcoal and the aqua together. I really like your all over stipple, too.:)

Elizabeth D. said...

You're the winner of the Sew Fresh Fabrics gift certificate!!!!! Yippee!!!!

modkidboutique said...

Katie, I love this so much! Thanks for adding this to my Flickr pool and linking to your lovely blog. This quilt is amazingly beautiful! KUDOS!!

Kate said...

Beautiful!! I especially love the use of the tiles print for the binding - what a great detail.

Courtney said...

I want to make this quilt! I love it!! Send me an email with what I need... thor9424@yahoo.com

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! I always try to make a quilt with grey but it turns out looking gloomy to me. I think you chose just the right colors to enhance the charcoal color. Great job!

Sew Sane Jane said...

Love the color combos! A set or are you just that talented??