Windows to the Orient: Finished Top!

Windows to the Orient: Finished Top!

Big giant drum roll please!

After lots of hemming and hawing about layout (a quality that lots of us seem to share), I have a quilt top!

WindowsToTheOrient-(3)

Yay! I really do love this top. I didn’t take the world’s best picture, but in real life, the contrast between the black and white is stark and impressive. I think it compliments the busy Asian prints and gives them room to be themselves. While I was making design decisions about this quilt, I tried to keep in mind the simplicity of Asian architecture with clean simple lines and thoughtful details. For example, I didn’t want any seams that weren’t purposeful. The reason the 1″ white block appears on the left and right side of the quilt is to prevent having a seam in the black line. Since the picture is all blown out, you can see the seam on the bottom right outer white border. I actually pieced the right and left borders together with a 1″ strip that live diagonal from one another. Yeah, I realize they are little things that will be lost in the overall finish, but that’s what makes them interesting right?

Don’t forget, this quilt is SewFreshQuilt’s Modern charm pattern modified for bed size. It’s really a fun pattern, pick one up!

 

33 Comments

  1. Once again -in awe you did such a fantastic job .. Even Gretchen the sewing pig liked it !! (and she usually is very straight faced about things ! LOL)

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  2. This looks great. I love the contrast between the busy blocks and the visually simple borders. Congrats on finishing this top 🙂

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    • Thanks Janine! It was lots of fun to make. It’s really right in my wheelhouse with colors and styles and doesn’t have a single Mario on it!

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