Monday, March 29, 2010

A Finished Chaos Quilt

The Chaos Quilt is finished and what follows is a picture post.

Finished Quilt measures 58 inches x 44 inches

This project was so much fun.  I started this last week whilst my family were enjoying a water skiing trip to Yarrawonga, way north of Melbourne.  With the house to myself and a night off from work, all my Kaffe Fassett shot cottons, checks and stripes gathered on my sewing table.  What followed can only be described as a rotary cutting frenzy.


My initial focus was on blue and green shot cottons, and as I ran out of those colors new were added. I also used all of my Kaffe Checks and Stripes irrespective of color. 


I initially feared that my range of checks and stripes fabrics were insufficient and after a very very late sewing evening, a quick trip was made to my local fabric store, Sunspun, which specializes in all things Westminster and more, the very next day.  It was an unsuccessful trip in terms of finding more checks and stripes, but I did enjoy a coffee with my MIL in the nearby and very trendy Mailing Room in Canterbury.

Once the quilt top was complete I started on the backing.  It is pieced quite haphazardly using more shot cottons as well as some of  Moda Cross Weave fabrics. 


The Chaos Quilt is quilted with straight lines, both horizontally and vertically. All of my straight line quilting is done using a walking foot on my sewing machine and 100 percent cotton thread.  I used a dark beige/light brown thread which blended well with most fabrics. Don't forget to increase your stitch length for a nicer quilting stitch.


The binding is also a shot cotton in aqua, possibly "Jade".


I am happy to report that the Chaos Quilt was SOLD before it was finished, and is now winging its way across the ocean to the USA.  Tanya was looking for a gender neutral quilt, and  I am delighted to tell you that this colorful quilt too will be enjoyed by an adopted baby. 

RELEVANT LINKS:
Chaos Quilt in Progress
Kaffe Fassett - Shot Cottons

56 comments:

  1. It's absolutly gorgeous! I love the shot cottons! Thanks for giving us a glimpse, Sharonj.

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  2. Just beautiful...so colorful and scrappy...my favorite kind!

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  3. This quilt is so beautiful! Love all the color...

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  4. It turned out just wonderful! The new owners and baby will enjoy it I am sure!

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  5. I am so jealous of your quilting skills... and of the person who will be able to use this gorgeous quilt for years to come. Congratulations & thanks for the inspiration!!

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  6. I am so jealous of your quilting skills... and of the person who will be able to use this gorgeous quilt for years to come. Congratulations & thanks for the inspiration!!

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  7. What a beautiful quilt. I love it!! The colors are gorgeous. Love & blessings from NC!

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  8. Oh congrats on a beautiful quilt and on a great sale :)

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  9. I love it....congratulations...

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  10. Lucky Tanya! A beautiful quilt, the quilting is sensational and I love the back!

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  11. Beautiful! I love the binding choice, nice color. How sweet that this will be going to an adopted baby, your quilt will be such a treasure. Gorgeous!

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  12. So cool,perfect for the beach or to curl up with on a rainy day when you need some cheering!

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  13. absoulutely amazing! I'm sure the child will love it! beautiful work again.

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  14. I don't know how you let this one go! I love that you picked an aqua for the binding. It is perfect!

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  15. You are so prolific....such an inspiration.

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  16. I can see why this quilt sold so fast, beautiful.

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  17. One word comes to mind in viewing your newly finished quilt and that's "happy". I made "happy" quilts for both of my grandsons out of plain and plaid flannel. They "love" them to pieces. I'm sure that the lucky baby that receives this quilt will be very happy as well. Great job and thanks for sharing.

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  18. Congrats on a beautiful quilt, and so happy to hear that it's already on it's way to a happy home!

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  19. doubly lucky baby ... this is a gorgeous quilt.

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  20. Awesome quilt and such a wonderful home for it!

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  21. so beautiful bright and colorful

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  22. The colors are so bright and cheery. And the binding is perfect. I have more Kaffe stripes on their way to my house. thanks again for inspiration.

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  23. You take such a simple idea and turn it into something really wonderful with your fabric choices! The quilt is beautiful!

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  24. As always.....

    Beautiful!!!

    xo
    eva

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  25. Another fantastic quilt. No wonder it sold! As always, I'm in awe of your creative talent and the wonderful machine quilting.

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  26. Another wonderful quilt! I love the colours and quilting lines. I am sure this quilt will be loved by the new owner.

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  27. Gorgeous, Rita! Loved the back as well.
    ; )
    Love how rich and playful this quilt looks, based on the very simple pattern. You are an inspiration!

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  28. I love how Kaffe Fasetts' fabrics all seem to 'go' together. This quilt is spectacular and sounds like it is going to an appreciative home.

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  29. What a wonderful quilt. Really inspiring!

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  30. your quilt is really pretty!

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  31. this turned out so lovely. lucky tanya!

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  32. What a fantastically wonderful quilt!!! How in the world can you part with this one??? Great colors and design and your quilting was perfection!!!

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  33. Wow! It's gorgeous!!! Congratulations on another fabulous finish!!!

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  34. I love it! Nothing else to be said. Simply fabulous
    Chris x

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  35. I think my comments are getting a bit boring.
    How many times can I write: Gorgeous!! Beautiful!!! Love it!!!
    Andi :-)

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  36. It's wonderful. I love all of the colours and the randomness.

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  37. WOW, wonderful colors for spring and that back is unbelievable, how fun to have it have "2 fronts" or just pure talent. Someone is lucky new owner of it!!!

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  38. Love the aqua binding - it looks fab. I'm sure this quilt will be adored by it's new owners.

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  39. Chaos Quilt.The right name for
    319 pieces off colour.

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  40. I have no words... :D It is beautiful, the colors are great. I am glad you had a fun week making this, sounds perfect to me.

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  41. absolutely gorgeous......you have such an eye for patterns and colors.

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  42. Hi, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your quilts. They're so fresh and modern, and not your "typical" quilt. I just finished my first quilt top- modeled after something I saw on your site- and I'm a little frustrated because my measurements were supposed to be 64.5"x72.5" but they aren't- they're 64" 71" 63" and 70.75" on each of the sides. Do you have any advice or suggestions for fixing this? Do you ever encounter this kind of problem? If so, is it okay to just keep going?
    Thanks for your advice in advance, and your beautiful inspirations!
    Rachel

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  43. Absolutely stunning, again! What a nice warm feeling to know this will be enjoyed by a new baby, isn't that what this is just all about those feelings that quilts can bring to others. Sweet!

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  44. reminds me of madras plaid. love it!

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  45. Inspiring. What a beautiful quilt all around. So glad you shared it with us!

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  46. I'm obsessed with this one.

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  47. oh my goodness :: HEllo!!
    i am new to your blog and i have fallen head over heels in love with your quilts, they are unbelievably beautiful....feel like my heart is going to burst with happiness when i look at them!
    going to go and look at more posts now, i could be here for some time :o)
    Lucexxx

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  48. so pretty!! i've seen these fabrics in shops & had no idea what to make with them!

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  49. Lovely...I love the straight line quilting...
    Kathy in NB

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  50. This quilt maks me smile. What a great way t0 end thre night

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