Arcadia Avenue QAL Final Reveal - Take 3 December 29 2015, 2 Comments
I can't believe it has been months since Take 1 and Take 2 of these Arcadia Avenue quilts! I completely fail! Better late than never? Here is my low volume version! I love, love, love how this one turned out! It stretched my comfort zone and I couldn't be happier with the results.
I chose to fill the background in with assorted low volume prints. There isn't quite as much contrast between the blocks and backgrounds like the other quilts, but I like how the eye focuses on the pops of colors that dance around the hexagons.
Some of favorite blocks in this quilts (and it was pretty hard to choose!) are Fly Away and Film Strips. I love the fussy-cut details in each block. I mean, little ballerinas twirling around... who wouldn't love that!
My little creative twist on the background was mostly out of necessity! I had a bunch of leftover low volume pieces, but most were not large enough to cut the triangles out. So, I divided the large triangles along the sides, top and bottom into smaller equilateral triangles to form the size needed. It gives the quilt a scrappier look along the sides and I was able to use all the fun pieces I had!
We used an Ikea duvet cover for the backing of this quilt. It is a fun low-ish volume fabric with the same grey color I used as an accent and little pops of color. I used the cut-offs from the backing to make the binding and love how it looks!
Quick Quilt Stats:
And of course.... here are some dog / quilt photos for good measure!
What do you think? We kind of love how it turned out! It is so different than the original quilts and the other two we made =] Now your turn! We want to see how your blocks are coming along! We have a Flickr group so you can add your photos there!
First time here? No problem! Join in the fun. Grab a book here, read up on the previous posts here and begin when it works for you! Be sure to use the #ArcadiaAvenueQAL hashtag on Instagram and Twitter too! Thanks for stopping by and be sure to stop back by to see the next big reveal!