Sunday, August 21, 2011

Equalizer Quilt Photo Shoot

Equalizer Quilt - Habitat Challenge

Finished! My equalizer design (see original post) was part of the Jay McCarroll Habitat Challenge sponsored by the Modern Quilt Guild.

Equalizer Quilt in Motion

I quilted in large blocks and tried out fusible quilt batting for the first time. Overall, I was impressed with the fact that I didn't pin anything and the batting didn't shift during sewing. But it did take a couple of hours in front of the TV to iron the batting to the front and back pieces. Since I'm not huge into pin basting, I think I'm going to try out spray basting on my next quilt.

Quilt Back

The back side is an upcycled sheet. I can't believe how perfectly this echoes the design on the front, and it was just hanging out in my stash. The binding is the same midnight blue that I chose for my front, and I finished by machine. I'm really loving this makeshift clothesline I rigged up in the backyard! It's going to make my next quilt photo shoot so much easier.


Equalizer Quilt on Fence 

Any finishes for you this weekend? I'm linking up to Sew Modern Monday and Fabric Tuesday.



17 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, wow I LOVE this! What a great idea!!

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  2. Love this so much!! And how cool that you already had a sheet that matched to back it. Great job!

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  3. Love how this turned out, its great! The quilting works great on it too :-)

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  4. This is a really dramatic, striking quilt. Love that the sheet works so well!

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  5. Wonderful quilt! Great fabrics and colors.

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  6. Beautiful quilt! Great colors and design!

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  7. I love it! The back is perfect.

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  8. This is brilliant and the backing fabric is perfect!!

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  9. SO BEAUTIFUL! I love it! :) Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday and have a great weekend!

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  10. Fab idea! Everything on the right place. And the backing... Love!

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  11. looks great! i've got to start my habitat challenge quilt...

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  12. What a unusual quilt design. I love it. The upcycled sheet is just perfect for the backing.

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  13. great design - such a cool quilt!!

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