Finished Tangelo Quilt

Finished Tangelo Quilt - Noodlehead

Finished Tangelo Quilt - Noodlehead

Happy Friday! I’m excited to have finished this Tangelo quilt this week (started here). It was definitely a project I let sit for long periods of time without working on. Usually I like quilting a quilt right after I’m done piecing the top, but this time was a little different. I knew I wanted to try free motion quilting like Carolyn does on her quilts. It was really intimidating for me so I let it sit for a few months before deciding I just needed¬†to get started!

Finished Tangelo Quilt - Noodlehead

Finished Tangelo Quilt - Noodlehead

Finished Tangelo Quilt - Noodlehead

Finished Tangelo Quilt - Noodlehead

I ended up making another column to the top to make it a bit wider, I’m glad I did. I think the colors are balanced really well. I used Me + You Indah Batiks for the triangles and I love how it turned out. The colors are so pretty!

Finished Tangelo Quilt - Noodlehead

Finished Tangelo Quilt - Noodlehead

This was also my first time paper piecing an entire quilt top! I’ve done a bit of paper piecing in the past, but never an entire top. I’m really proud that I stuck with this project and that I tried quite a few things I normally haven’t done in the past. It’s always exciting to push myself to try new things. I know it’s easy to get stuck and always doing what’s comfortable, so this was a great exercise in doing something uncomfortable and I feel very rewarded for doing that!

Finished Tangelo Quilt - Noodlehead

Finished Tangelo Quilt - Noodlehead

The free motion quilting is something I thoroughly enjoyed on this quilt. It took a bit of time and forgiving myself of little mistakes, but I am so excited to try out more of this style of quilting! I’ve done more traditional stippling before, but this was a whole new thing for me. I highly recommend Carolyn’s Creativebug classes, and she has one specifically on how she does this type of quilting.

I’m excited to ship this one off, just need to add a quilt label! I think this one definitely calls for it.

Finished Tangelo Quilt - Noodlehead

Pattern: Tangelo Quilt (baby size) by Carolyn Friedlander
Fabric: Me + You Indah Batiks and a chambray for the background (sorry I can’t recall which),
Carkai for the backing

Hope you have a great weekend!Finished Tangelo Quilt - Noodlehead



17 thoughts on “Finished Tangelo Quilt

  1. mrs robinson says:

    Beautiful! Your free motion quilting really adds extra beauty, and love the fabric choices again…

  2. Sophie Zaugg says:

    I love this pattern and your fabric choice is great !

  3. Jessica F says:

    This pattern is on my someday make list! This is just so beautiful I need to use more black in my quilts.

  4. kristin says:

    Oh Anna, it’s so pretty! Love the colors and pattern. Fantastic.

  5. Lynne Tilley says:

    Love this one SO much!

  6. aquilterstable says:

    This turned out so beautiful! Love the blues and your quilting!

  7. sophie says:

    I love it! so modern!! I think it is fabulous that you managed to go out of your comfort zone!

  8. Teresa says:

    I love it Anna! It turned out so great!

  9. Donna Baker says:

    This is really beautiful Anna. Great job trying new things. I’m sure the recipient is going to cherish it. These are the nicest batiks I’ve seen

  10. Teresa says:

    BEAUTIFUL…your color chances are very stunning!

  11. Teresa says:

    Ops ‘ your color chose is very stunning’…I dislike my auto correct!

  12. Sharon says:

    Your quilt is wonderful! It looks so cozy and inviting. I am going to follow your lead and try something new and do the quilting on the quilt I am working on. Thanks for the inspirations! As usual, your shots are great!

  13. Brigitte Heitland, Zen Chic says:

    just gorgeous!

  14. erin says:

    love love love it!

  15. Kelsey Boes says:

    Your Carolyn Friedlander quilting looks amazing! I’ve always admired that style of hers. Perhaps, I will have to check out her class. Did you feel like you ended up with more wasteful scraps because you paper-pieced the whole top? Sometimes I feel like I waste fabric because you have to cut all the pieces larger…

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Thanks Kelsey! For sure check out her classes on Creativebug, they’re so well done. That’s a great question about piecing the top! Carolyn’s pattern was amazing, in it she really breaks down the pieces so there is very little waste, it’s great!

  16. Amanda Jean says:

    what a gorgeous quilt!!! i’m not normally a blue person, but this one deserves ALL the heart eyes.

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