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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
17 thoughts on “Finished Tangelo Quilt”
Beautiful! Your free motion quilting really adds extra beauty, and love the fabric choices again…
I love this pattern and your fabric choice is great !
This pattern is on my someday make list! This is just so beautiful I need to use more black in my quilts.
Oh Anna, it’s so pretty! Love the colors and pattern. Fantastic.
Love this one SO much!
This turned out so beautiful! Love the blues and your quilting!
I love it! so modern!! I think it is fabulous that you managed to go out of your comfort zone!
I love it Anna! It turned out so great!
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
BEAUTIFUL…your color chances are very stunning!
Ops ‘ your color chose is very stunning’…I dislike my auto correct!
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!
love love love it!
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…
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!
what a gorgeous quilt!!! i’m not normally a blue person, but this one deserves ALL the heart eyes.