Monday, February 20, 2012

"Helix" Finished!


Last time I gave you a sneak peek of the quilt I was working on. Here's the full view.


I'm calling it, "Helix." The strips going straight and at angles remind me of the DNA helices I studied in biology in college.

I took a minimalist approach to the design, working with strips at regular intervals and keeping the quilt fairly simple.

Because the design was simple, I wanted to incorporate dense quilting. I usually quilt my straight lines at 1/2" apart, but went with 1/4" apart on the tangerine strips. The texture is amazing! I wish you could reach out and touch the quilt in the picture to feel the ridges.



It measures 23.5" by 29.5."

I'm linking up to Sew Darn Crafty, A Stitch in Time February Finishes, {Sew} Modern Monday,  Little Quilt Monday, Fabric Tuesday, and Can I get a whoop whoop?





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21 comments:

  1. Wow - love your new piece, Nicole! Your quilting continues to be so inspiring!

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  2. Great name for a great quilt! I love the color combo!

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  3. oh, that is just lovely! The quilting is perfect :-D

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  4. Love the quilt and the quilting is perfect for it!

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  5. I love this! The colors you used and the quilting you did are outstanding. It's a happy quilt and dramatic too.

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  6. Awesome and inspiring! I read your tutorial on machine stitching those straight lines...well done : ) And thanks for linking up to LQM.

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  7. So amazing, Nicole! Love the colors and design and your quilting is just perfect for it!

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  8. Love your quilt. Really like how you have quilted it. Beautiful!

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  9. Stunning! I love straight lines and sharp angles - and your quilting is fantastic.

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  10. Wow! That is really amazing! The quilting is just . . . WOW! I wish I could reach out and touch it as well. I love the design. You did a beautiful job! Congrats on such an amazing finish!

    And thank you so much for linking up!

    xo -E

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  11. Incredible, Nicole! I love everything about this quilt!! I don't often do dense quilting, but when I do, I always love the texture of it too. Something about it just brings the quilt to life. Well done!

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  12. Fantastic!! I love the quilting - so completely straight and perfect - but the density is what I love most!

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  13. Wow this is a a super fresh design Nicole!! Love, love, love!!!

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  14. Wow, beautiful! I can only imagine how much depth and texture the incredible quilting gives it, especially to the touch!

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  15. loves it! great quilting, you're right, i wanna reach out and grab it!

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  16. LOVE it! the colors are just fabulous.

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  17. Love this design!!! Very nice job.

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  18. All those lines are fabulous and i love the name Helix!!

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  19. Love the tangerine and the texture your quilting produced looks wonderful.I am enjoying looking around your blog...thanks.

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  20. Ooohhh! There is so much loveliness here! Great job! I love this quilt and I've pinned it to my "Quilty Goodness" board on Pinterest (with proper credit, of course!). Feel free to follow me if you'd like: http://pinterest.com/lipglass/quilty-goodness/

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