Trapezoids at Work – Finished Quilt!

Trapezoids at work!  Quilted and bound…


I did a tutorial for this quilt when I finished piecing the top.  It can be found HERE.


I wanted the “columns” of trapezoids to alternate between Business Fabric (texty prints, grids, organized dot prints, a lot of Architextures) and neutral solids, with a couple of color splashes for fun.


The inspiration was how my mind floats around while I work.  There are periods of focus and periods of distraction, dreaming, spacing-out…  You know how it goes!


I carried that idea into the quilting.  Dense linear quilting for the WORK areas, and floaty circular quilting for the dreaming spaces.


A couple of rings of pebbles as a nod to the pearl bracelets fabric that makes an appearance in this quilt…


Happy little dreamy scallops…

The backing fabric is a 108″ wide Spot On Wide Circle in Steel.  Pink castle fabrics has a bunch of different colors from this line – very handy!


The binding is Paper Clips in Gray from the Type line…



I hope ya’ll like it!  I love it when a plan comes together – this is really exactly how I wanted this guy to look and everything turned out!  Happy claps!!


Filed under Fabric, Quilting

14 responses to “Trapezoids at Work – Finished Quilt!

  1. such the good quilt. those little quilted scallops are the best.

  2. I love the low tones and subtle pops of color you used. I love the wonkiness of it as well. Great job.

  3. ann

    LOVE IT!!! I would love to try and use your technique to make a quilt similar to one of my favorite paintings – Paul Klee’s Highways and Byways – do you know it? Don’t you think your technique would be perfect?

  4. Wonderful quilt! I love the texture of the prints and quilting.

  5. Kathleen3

    Gorgeous quilt! Thanks for sharing this beauty. I love everything about it.

  6. The quilting is so perfect. You created an heirloom!

  7. I really like your mixture of quilting — the blocks and fabrics are nice, too. Great job.

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