Thursday, April 28, 2011

Naked Bed Challenge

In case you haven't seen it, head over to the last piece to read about the Naked Bed Challenge.  This oh so conveniently popped up just as I was in the planning stages for a quilt for a friend of ours who was getting married a short 3 weeks later. The wedding was actually a week and a half ago, but here I am finally posting pictures. :)

This quilt began with a littlelot bit of luck. I won this giveaway from Quilt Dad, and won a whole bundle of fat quarters from Art Gallery Fabrics. Check out this FQ goodness:

Yummy stack of Art Gallery Fabrics

Here is the full view of the quilt. The quilt is designed to cover a full/double sized bed, but is so long we could only get a shot of it sideways without risking getting it all dirty. In typical Kelsey fashion, I finished it up about 30 minutes before the wedding started, so I don't have a lot of pictures. Just pretend it is lying on the bed with the pink end up by the pillows. :)

Clear shot of the front

The final dimensions are 74" x 104". This is a little long for a full, but I always like to have a little extra length to tuck and still reach up over the sleeping pillows. 

This quilt came together unearthly fast. I put the whole top together in about 3 evenings, cutting and all. Plus it is fat quarter friendly - one fat quarter per row. I used 14 fat quarters in all, but if you wanted to shorten it a bit you could use 12 and still have a fine full sized quilt. I called this quilt "Behind the Closet Doors" because it reminds me of Japanese inspired closet doors (like this one) with colored frosted glass. It is my own design. 

Unfortunately my picture doesn't do justice to the fabrics. I suggest you check out Quilt Dad's giveaway post to get a better idea of what these prints look like. The effect in person is of a much more calming, modern, gradating rainbow.

I wanted the quilting to reinforce the simplicity of the closet door effect, so I did stitch in the ditch quilting for all of the long vertical seams, and quilted 1/4" to the top and bottom of each colored rectangle.

Maybe someday I can get y'all a picture of it in the wild. :)

<3 Kelsey

PS Linking up to Fabric Tuesday! :)

15 comments:

  1. Pretty quilt. Good job. Love the colors.

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  2. This quilt is really wonderful!

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  3. Oh, it's beautiful! Kudos on a job well done.

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  4. Absolutely wonderful!!! Love the colors!! Simple yet elegant!!! Great job:)
    xo
    Eleni

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  5. The color progression is really stunning!
    What an amazing gift - did they love it?!

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  6. Fabulous colors! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Love the colourful fabrics with the grey!

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  8. Love this- the colors pop against the gray; this is my next goal- solids with the gray background. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  9. Oh yum! :) I love it! Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday!

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  10. The color progression is really stunning!
    What an amazing gift - did they love it?!

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  11. This quilt is really wonderful!

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