Monday, November 18, 2013

It's Complicated - A Finished Quilt

I put the binding on over the weekend and now I have a finished quilt.

I made the scrappy LeMoyne Star blocks last spring.  My original plan was for a simple quilt layout, alternating star blocks with plain blocks.  Then I got another idea.  I drafted my own alternating block, cut the fabric pieces, and set to work sewing them up.  The quilt is set on point, alternating the two blocks, and setting triangles form the solid border.  The revised layout led to the name, It's Complicated.

Mr. Main Street did his best but his wingspan is not quite wide enough for the size of the quilt.
Karen Thompson quilted It's Complicated with a curlicue vine and hearts pantograph design. 

I'm so happy with the way this quilt came out.  It is part of my series of Fig Tree Harvest quilts, an attempt to use up my extensive stash of fabric from Fig Tree & Co. collections for Moda. My earlier quilts used the more girly pastel and floral prints but I used more of the brown and carmel fabrics, with a little red and green, in It's Complicated.  I'm glad I did because the colors make for a different look.
I used a special ruler to make the LeMoyne Star blocks, the Rapid LeMoyne Star ruler from Studio 18 Designs.  The ruler simplifies the block construction so it doesn't require any set-in seams.  Using it was a breeze; I highly recommend it for this block.
I'll be back later this week to share the start of my new project.


  1. What a spectacular finish! The quilting is awesome.

  2. Wow, looks great. You did a fantastic job!


  3. I love the colors you chose for this Fig Tree quilt, and your sashing really sets off those stars, great job all around. You must have really been enamored with that Fig Tree fabric, to have so much, lol.

  4. That turned out beautifully! The colors, the setting, the's just lovely. You must be so proud.

  5. I love this one Cathy. Your use of the darker Fig Tree fabrics is so lovely. It does have a harvest feel to it! You are giving me an idea for a project, I will share later. I have a ton of Fig Tree fabric too--two entire bins of it!

  6. WOW! First of all, that name is perfect. I LOVE the setting -- I would have never guessed it was on point. Wow oh Wow -- it's GORGEOUS!!!!

  7. Congratulations on the completion of this truly GORGEOUS quilt! I have enjoyed following your progress as you worked thru the process of piecing the blocks and coming up with such a wonderful and creative sashing/border design. I love the fabrics, design and beautiful finished quilt! Enjoy your new treasure!


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