Happy Monday, Friends! I hope you are doing well, and your week has gotten off a great start! I am happy to finally share with you my quilt Exclamation Point, featured in Quilts and More’s Spring 2015 issue.
Used with permission from Quilts and More magazine. 2015 Meredith
Corporation. All rights reserved.
Exclamation is a paper-pieced quilt that was most fun to make!! You know I love gray — and RED as well! I added a slight hint of red amidst the grays to interject a bit of sparkle to the overall design.
Exclamation Point is just that – lots of pointy points, achieved by paper piecing!
You might be surprised/amused to find out this quilt, though in a contemporary look, is made using Lynette Anderson’s fabrics! Lynette is known for whimsical and sweet, but her Bread and Butter fabrics turned out to be perfect for Exclamation Point. Click here to view the Bread and Butter fabrics.
Since the neutral quilt design is pretty much uniform from block to block, I relied on the quilting to add personality to the overall look of the quilt.
Quilting was done using Aurifil‘s Mako 50 cotton thread over Hobbs Tuscany Silk batting – a totally winning combination for domestic machine quilting.
Pattern instructions to make Exclamation Point are included in the magazine issue. In case you missed the newsstand copy, you can still purchase the digital format here.
I can definitely see the quilt in many other color combinations. If you aren’t a gray/red person — what would be your color combination of choice? Nosy mind wants to know.
Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a most lovely rest of the week. I have to get out of this sluggishness I contracted while we were on vacation last week…. reality check, Wendy — you aren’t on vacation anymore… you are back in real life!!! YIKES!
My 2015 Line-up
American Patchwork & Quilting 2015 Calendar: Get Happy
American Patchwork & Quilting 2015 Calendar: Migration
Australian Quilters Companion (Issue 73): Over The Fence
Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting (January/February 2015): Sunny Delight
Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting (January/February 2015): Family Dinner
Fons & Porter’s Scrap Quilts (Spring 2015): Stars are Brightly Shining
Fons & Porter’s Easy Quilts (Summer 2015): All In Knots (Cover Quilt)
McCall’s Quilting (March/April 2015): Making Valentines
McCall’s Quilting (July/August 2015): Cozy Town
Quilter’s World (Spring 2015): Zigs and Zags
Quilts and More (Spring 2015): Exclamation Point
January: A Red Letter Day using Seeing Red (Benartex)
January: Star Struck using Caryl’s Feathers (Benartex)
February: Happy Home House Quilt (Quilting Treasures)
February: Happy Home Runner (Quilting Treasures)
February: Happy Home Throw Quilt (Quilting Treasures)
February: Farmville using Green Farms (Benartex)
February: Zoey’s Flowerbed using Zoey (Benartex)
March: Camp Cozy Quilt (Quilting Treasures)
March: Pretty Little Houses using Tango (Benartex)
March: Ariel (Quilting Treasures)
March: Flutter B’s using Butterfly Effect (Benartex)
April: Baby Bunny using Bunny Hop (Benartex)
April: Yuki (Hoffman Fabrics)
April: Shimmering Constellations using Gold Standard (Benartex)
April: Bonjour (Quilting Treasures)
April: Baby Boutique (Quilting Treasures)
May: High Speed Racer using Vroom (Benartex)
May: Flower-Scapes using Blue Paradise / Sundrenched (Benartex)
May: Rusty’s Sleeping Hollow using Rusty & Friends (Benartex)
May: Christine’s Rose Garden using Christine (Benartex)
June: Treeline Drive (Hoffman Fabrics)