Friday, September 18, 2015

Finish It Friday: !!!

Awhile back, I received an email from a good friend, asking if she could share my name with Cloud 9 Fabrics as someone to sew a quilt with her daughter's new fabric line, Typography, that daughter being Jessica Jones of How About Orange fame (her blog is no longer active, but there's still lots of cool stuff available on it, and now you can follow her on instagram at @howaboutorange).

Of course! Soon after, this arrived in the mail.

The colors in this line are so pretty, and I'm a total sucker for all things texty and font-related.

Cloud 9 asked me to make a quilt that I believe will be a free pattern available on their website, so I didn't even have to decide what to make. While I had a graphic of what the finished quilt should look like, there was no formal pattern at this point, so I figured it out and made extensive notes.

The block finishes at 14" and is an easy one to make. It involves a simple paper piecing component for the main section that is the body of the exclamation point. Beyond that, the construction is simple and fast.
Next, the quilt top went to quilter extraordinaire, Darby from Quilted Squid, for machine quilting.
The black "helvetica" font print was perfect for the binding.

And it is now on its way back to Cloud 9 Fabrics.
It might be in the Cloud 9 booth at quilt market. If someone sees it, I hope you will take a picture and send it to me. :)

It's a great fabric line for bags and other items as well. Look at these awesome projects made by Jessica's mother, Grandma G, a bag making expert!
Get pattern details here. Photo used with permission
I'm linking up today with Crazy Mom Quilts and Confessions of a Fabric Addict.


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Jessica Jones said... #

Cindy, wow! So fun to see this! Looks terrific. Thank you, thank you for putting this fabric to such good use!

Grandma G said... #

You did a beautiful (and fast!) job, just as I knew you would! That's why I recommended you. :) So glad you said "yes"! It's awesome!

Carla said... #

It looks great Cindy. Clever you to figure it out !!!!

Anonymous said... #

You did a wonderful job showcasing those prints!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said... #

What a winner Cindy! They sent that fabric to the right person!

Unknown said... #

I think this quilt is beautiful!! Modern, fun & just perfect! What a great job!!

Unknown said... #

I think this quilt is beautiful!! Modern, fun & just perfect! What a great job!!

Needled Mom said... #

LOVE it!!!

Kat said... #

Awesome exclamation point quilt! love! Kat @

Kat said... #

Awesome exclamation point quilt! love! Kat @

Vicki said... #

I love the way this came out!

DeborahGun said... #

what a fantastic design :-)

SarahZ said... #

How perfect!! And how exciting to think it may show up at Market!! It is a very happy design...I mean, who doesn't love exclamation points?!?! :)

FlourishingPalms said... #

What an honor to be invited to make a quilt from a new fabric line! Congratulations to you for that recognition! Your design is fabulous - just perfect for the prints. Hope you get lots of recognition for your talent. But you're not going to market? Don't you think you should?

Jamie @ Sew Brainy said... #

That looks amazing! Love it!

Patti said... #

Perfect quilt for such fun fabric! I hope Cloud 9 offers the tutorial!!!! I love exclamation points!!

Lucy | Charm About You said... #

Fabulous quilt! I love the print with the hands on, so fun!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said... #

LOVE it!!!! You are so clever Cindy. The design is just perfect for the fabric line but it's also just a really cool idea in general.

annie dee said... #

This is the perfect quilt pattern for this beautiful fabric. Wonderful. Love it!

Linda said... #

Very, very cool - I can't stop looking at it. I first thought the fabrics were too bold, but as usual, someone with greater fabric-combining techniques showed me how it's done. ;)

Malinda said... #

If Cloud 9 ever offers this pattern, I will certainly make a quilt from it. Perfect for text prints!