Friday, March 4, 2016

Friday Finish: Semaphore

It's been quite awhile since I had a Friday Finish! Actually this is the first one I'm posting for 2016.

When I received two charm packs from Lecien Fabrics' 1000 Colors Collection, it took awhile to decide what to make. And then my friend, Elizabeth, came up with a really great design, which she ultimately named Semaphore. It was absolutely perfect for the charm squares, and she let me use the pattern for these fabrics. Lecien also sent a hand-dyed sushi roll of Island Style. This comes in an array of really beautiful and rich colors, and that is what I used for the little squares.
I had Darby use a wavy pattern for the quilting. I liked the idea of semaphore flags waving in the breeze, aboard a ship. Anyway, I think the quilt design really complements all the half square triangles.
I believe that Elizabeth will be writing a pattern for this quilt. I think it lends itself to nearly any kind of fabric. Wouldn't it be sweet in some soft florals and a nice pastel? It's a great pattern for those charm packs you have been collecting!
I seemingly never get tired of using our backyard storage shed cottage for photo ops.
I'm linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts, TGIFF, Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Fort Worth Fabric Studio.

19 comments:

  1. I love this! The colors grabbed my attention right away! Not only a perfect design for solids, but yes, I can see it in prints as well!

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  2. Love this quilt - what a great pattern and perfect with your fabrics!

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  3. This is gorgeous...so crisp, bright and clean! I am a sucker for half square triangles too, and coupled with those little squares? Love it! I am also envious of your cottage glider.....

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  4. Love it! A perfect spring quilt--it looks so bright and happy, and the wavy quilting was the perfect choice.

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  5. Crisp and clean like Sarah said above. Perfect description for this colorful quilt. Now tell me more about your backyard cottage. I have seen it pop up in your photos. Is it your secret hideaway?

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  6. Crisp and clean like Sarah said above. Perfect description for this colorful quilt. Now tell me more about your backyard cottage. I have seen it pop up in your photos. Is it your secret hideaway?

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  7. Love the color shifts and the flow of the quilting.

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  8. This is gorgeous! Love the quilting design!

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  9. So pretty and the colors are luscious! The curvy quilting gives it so much movement! Your backyard cottage is the perfect spot for photo ops!

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  10. Love it. So colorful and makes me even more excited for the summer and the beach. Looking forward to the pattern. Awesome job 😊❤️

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  11. awesome. fun to see different ways to use HST's. micki@2dogsstudio.us

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  12. Cute quilt! Love the wavy quilting. It so compliments the quilt and its fabrics.

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  13. I love this modern pattern! I look forward to Elizabeth's pattern becoming available! And the curvy quilting is a really lovely contrast to the solids too!

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  14. What a fun and happy quilt! I love all those bright colors! We featured your quilt over on the FWFS blog! Thank you for stopping by and linking up!

    Lindsey

    http://fortworthfabricstudio.blogspot.com/2016/03/fabric-frenzy-friday-features.html

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  15. I too love this pattern and the way it complements the fabrics. Will look forward to the pattern as well.

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