Monday, August 4, 2014

Emerge quilt for ::Angled::

Indian Blanket for ::Angled:: class

Have you ever made a lonestar quilt?  It's an oversized, dramatic star quilt with a fresh, modern feel - even if it is a classic!  Last year I made a lonestar duvet cover for our master bedroom with a huge, applique patchwork star.  It's such an enjoyable make, that I knew I had to include the style in my upcoming Angled online class.

Emerge quilt for Angled class

Emerge is a study in diamonds, designed as the class quilt for the second week of Angled.  This quilt is a comfortable throw size that you can easily sew up in a week or so.  It's a quick sew, but makes a big impact!  And given the timing, it would definitely make a wonderful holiday gift.

Emerge quilt for Angled class

During our second week of Angled lessons, we'll discuss how to cut and sew 30 degree, 45 degree and 60 degree diamonds, as well as how to design with this elegant shape.  Then follows the complete Emerge quilt pattern and a fun, liberated block to make with your cutting scraps.

Emerge quilt for Angled class

As you can see, I appliqued my Emerge star over Ikea Britten Nummer.  This is a 59" wide fabric that allows the star to hover perfectly to one side.  Because this is an applique style lonestar quilt, you can use a printed background with no trouble at all.   You could also, of course, use a solid, but it doesn't have to be quilting cotton.  Consider linen or a velvet!  Something woven (not knit) and about 60" wide is perfect.

Emerge quilt for Angled class

I actually used linen and velvet on the quilt back.  It feels so luxurious!

Emerge quilt for Angled class

Following my detailed directions, students will applique the star and quilt the star portion of the quilt all at once, creating a beautiful star echo on the quilt back.  I added cursive quilting, following the Britten Nummer font throughout the negative space of the quilt top.  Those who prefer straight lines could simply echo the star shape to fill the negative space.

This is one of my fastest quilts, and definitely a favorite.  Hope you will want to join us in making it this fall!

p.s.  Looking for more details?  See the introductory Angled post here.  Registration opens August 18th!

26 comments:

  1. This is absolutely thrilling. Hard to fathom that it's easy. Looks complicated and stunning. I'm on board.

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  2. This looks fabulous. Love that velvet too.

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    1. I think there should be more velvet backings for quilts!

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  3. Beautiful quilt. I love the offset applique.

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  4. It looks beautiful, lovely colour combinations. And I bet that velvet feels amazing.

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  5. I loved the front and seeing the back I love it just as much!!!! Great idea to do cursive quilting!

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    1. Now that I've practiced with tracing it, maybe I can do some cursive quilting freehand. Hm... I do like the effect so much!

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  6. I love how you joined it with the Ikea fabric ~

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  7. This by far the nicest quilt I have seen in a long time. I would love to make this.

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    1. Oh, wow, what a compliment! thanks. And happily you can make it =)

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  8. Hi Rachel! This looks fantastic! Your photo front of the old barn is so perfect that makes me think perhaps you made this quilt to match the wall! Colours on your quilt and on the background are gorgeus! Thank you for inspiration! x Teje

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  9. This quilt is stellar! (No pun intended.)

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  10. What a gorgeous Quilt! It will be a perfect addition to your class!

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  11. Oh my goodness! This quilt is so compelling! It made a huge impact when it came up in my flickr feed, and I'm so surprised that you say it's this easy. I have a feeling you're going to give me many reasons to lament not being able to sign up for Angled!

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    1. Thanks, Daisy! It really is easy. There's less here to sew than with a normal quilt because of all the negative space. Haha, I guess I'm glad and sorry at the same time to make you lament =)

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  12. Oh, this is gorgeous! Can't wait to start!

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  13. I love the idea of following the text for your quilting! Inspired :)

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  14. I'm telling myself I don't have time for your class but with every post you show I think I don't have time not to. Life is too short to miss out on doing the thing that makes your heart sing. I might not be able to keep up but I'll try and at least I'll have the e book to fall back on later.

    Does your ikea fabric seem thin compared to a quilting cotton? I got some here in Oz but I'm not sure that it is the same. It seems too thin to look that great when quilted.

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    1. Thanks for your very kind words about the class! Yes, the Ikea Britten fabric is lighter weight than quilting cotton. For that reason I did not buy it the first 3 times I wanted to buy it, when visiting Ikea. But I've seen so many people use it for quilt backings, that I decided to go for it. It quilted up nicely for me!

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  15. Hi Rachel, can you tell me how much of the 60" wide fabric I will need for the front? I may take a trip to Ikea soon. Thanks!

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    1. Sure, you'd want 2 yards. The quilt finishes 60" x 72" ish.

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  16. I tried to purchase some Britten Nummer fabric at Ikea about the middle of July and I was told it was discontinued. Has anyone purchased some since then?

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