Friday, March 7, 2014

Chain Reaction in Figs

Chain Reaction in Figs is finally finished!  It's my new all time favorite:


quilt stats:
60" x 77" (washed)
fabric is Mirabelle by Fig Tree
negative space is Kona bleached white
warm & natural white batting
quilting design is "Tickle" by Beany Girl Quilts



I fell in love with this quilt pattern when I first saw it at the Houston Market several years ago.    


It is designed by Swirly Girls and can be found in their book, also in a GIVEAWAY below.




The fabric is by Fig Tree



You can see this new line of fabric featured in this post on Joanna's (the designer) blog.

 







I had a lot of fun quilting it from a pantograph design.  You can read about it here.










 The scraps were in perfect shape for a stacked coin design for the back.


GIVEAWAY: CLOSED -  



linked up:


30 comments:

  1. Wow that is simply beautiful, I love those colors and the quilting is great

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  2. Shauna said it, simply beautiful! I use Aurafil for piecing and typically Superior King Tut for quilting. I want to try Glide - have read a lot about it on blogs lately and think it might just be worth a try. I use 50 wt for piecing and 40 for quilting. I have also used Isocord for quilting, that has worked very well for me as well. There is a much lower crinkle factor with it because it is poly.

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  3. I use A and E Permacore (a poly wrapped poly thread in 6000 yd cones) for 2 reasons: My longarm shop sells lots of colors and it is a fairly cheap price.

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  4. Such a pretty quilt! I love Glide thread for the actual quilting.

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  5. It's a beautiful quilt! I use Aurifil thread for 50 wt for piecing and 40 wt for quilting.

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  6. I forgot to answer your question. I use Signature Cotton, King Tut Cotton and Aurifil. I like them all, the Signature is the least expensive and seems to have more lint, but quilts nicely.

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  7. what ever i can get on sale, love your quilt, thanks

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  8. Just discovered your blog and gorgeous quilts from Fresh Sewing Day, I;ll visit again.

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  9. The quilt is lovely, such restful colours and such an effective design. Quilting thread - I only ever use Gutermann's Sulky Cotton 30. It comes in a wonderful range of variegated colours, and my machines (all vintage, 1949 and earlier) all love it.

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  10. The quilt is beautfiul!!!! Beautiful!!! I am still new to sewing and quilting...I haven't had a chance to try out many and so far mostly Coates from walmart and so far it has done well for my needs and my brother seems to be ok with it!!!!! Thanks for the fun give away!!!!

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  11. I have tried many threads, but I find that Gutterman all purpose cotton works best with my machine. I have tried all sorts of more expensive and specialized threads, but my go to quilting machine love this one.

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  12. It turned out GORGEOUS! I'm not usually drawn to Fig Tree fabric lines, but I really love this one.
    I've been using Connecting Thread's cotton thread lately because I get the most bang for my buck. It's a really great deal, but the thread seems to be a little thicker - it seems like I'm winding my bobbin more often than usual. Plus it is pretty linty. But still - can't beat the price.

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  13. I love Aurifil thread and so does my machine. I love how you pieced the back of the quilt. It makes the back as interesting as the front.

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  14. I use Superior Glide and love it!

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    1. (Glide, from Superior Threads)

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    2. I use Glide to both piece and quilt. By the way, I love your quilt.

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    3. Glide can be purchased at www..superiorthreads.com

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  15. Fab way to use scraps as a stacked pile! I love reading different ways to use up my scrap stash! I found you on Lily's quilts Fresh Sewing day. I use YLI Machine Quilting thread for my quilts and Aurifil for piecing and delicate fabric like Liberty Tana Lawn. For general purpose sewing I use Moon threads! I'd love to win the book.

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  16. That's a beautiful quilt - love the colors and the pattern! Because most of the quilting I do is for charity quilting, cost is important. I use Connecting Threads products because they work well and don't cost me a fortune. Thanks for a chance at your giveaway!

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  17. Hi there! My favourite thread is Aurifil. Every time.

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  18. I primarily use Superior So Fine 50, and love the way it performs. I also like the Glide products and their shininess. For flannel quilts, I'd highly recommend Aurifil 12 weight. Looks amazing!

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  19. Wow, this is such good thread information. I'm taking lots of notes and plan on writing a post with it's findings. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. What a great quilt - I love the pattern!
    I use mainly Guttermann as it's easy to find in the UK but I'd love to try Aurifil as everyone seems to like it!

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  21. Wow, what a lovely finish! This is a great pattern, and you did such a great job on the quilting!

    Thank you for linking up to Fabric Frenzy Friday!
    -Lindsey
    Fabric Frenzy Friday

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  22. Beautiful quilt! I love that fabric line!

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  23. Such great green colors and fabric! Amazing!

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  24. Absolutely beautiful, love the fabric and quilting. And the backing is awesome too :)

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  25. I love this line, you are reminding me how much and that I have a stash of it. I love how your quilt is reversible, too!

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  26. The quilt is very pretty--love the colors and the design.

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  27. I love the colors in this! So pretty :) Great finish!

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