“Helix” Finished!

by Nicole

Last time I gave you a sneak peek of the quilt I was working on. Here’s the full view.

I’m calling it, “Helix.” The strips going straight and at angles remind me of the DNA helices I studied in biology in college.

I took a minimalist approach to the design, working with strips at regular intervals and keeping the quilt fairly simple.

Because the design was simple, I wanted to incorporate dense quilting. I usually quilt my straight lines at 1/2″ apart, but went with 1/4″ apart on the tangerine strips. The texture is amazing! I wish you could reach out and touch the quilt in the picture to feel the ridges.

It measures 23.5″ by 29.5.”

I’m linking up to Sew Darn Crafty, A Stitch in Time February Finishes, {Sew} Modern Monday,  Little Quilt Monday, Fabric Tuesday, and Can I get a whoop whoop?

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Debbie February 20, 2012 - 2:57 pm

Wow – love your new piece, Nicole! Your quilting continues to be so inspiring!

Kerstin February 20, 2012 - 2:57 pm

Great name for a great quilt! I love the color combo!

Charlotte February 20, 2012 - 3:06 pm

oh, that is just lovely! The quilting is perfect 😀

Kelly February 20, 2012 - 3:13 pm

Love the quilt and the quilting is perfect for it!

sue February 20, 2012 - 3:15 pm

I love this! The colors you used and the quilting you did are outstanding. It's a happy quilt and dramatic too.

elizabeth February 20, 2012 - 3:24 pm

Awesome and inspiring! I read your tutorial on machine stitching those straight lines…well done : ) And thanks for linking up to LQM.

Toni February 20, 2012 - 4:31 pm

So amazing, Nicole! Love the colors and design and your quilting is just perfect for it!

West Michigan Quilter February 20, 2012 - 6:06 pm

Love your quilt. Really like how you have quilted it. Beautiful!

Megan February 20, 2012 - 7:36 pm

Stunning! I love straight lines and sharp angles – and your quilting is fantastic.

Elizabeth February 20, 2012 - 8:00 pm

Wow! That is really amazing! The quilting is just . . . WOW! I wish I could reach out and touch it as well. I love the design. You did a beautiful job! Congrats on such an amazing finish!

And thank you so much for linking up!

xo -E

Katy Cameron February 20, 2012 - 9:24 pm

Cool, and love the dense quilting

Heidi Staples February 21, 2012 - 1:02 am

Incredible, Nicole! I love everything about this quilt!! I don't often do dense quilting, but when I do, I always love the texture of it too. Something about it just brings the quilt to life. Well done!

beth lehman February 21, 2012 - 11:59 am

Fantastic!! I love the quilting – so completely straight and perfect – but the density is what I love most!

karen February 21, 2012 - 2:14 pm

Wow this is a a super fresh design Nicole!! Love, love, love!!!

Natasha February 21, 2012 - 3:34 pm

Wow, beautiful! I can only imagine how much depth and texture the incredible quilting gives it, especially to the touch!

Krista February 21, 2012 - 3:56 pm

loves it! great quilting, you're right, i wanna reach out and grab it!

carolyn February 21, 2012 - 9:35 pm

LOVE it! the colors are just fabulous.

Kisha February 22, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Love this design!!! Very nice job.

Sara February 25, 2012 - 7:35 pm

All those lines are fabulous and i love the name Helix!!

Eileen February 26, 2012 - 2:20 am

Love the tangerine and the texture your quilting produced looks wonderful.I am enjoying looking around your blog…thanks.

Kelly January 10, 2013 - 11:33 pm

Ooohhh! There is so much loveliness here! Great job! I love this quilt and I've pinned it to my "Quilty Goodness" board on Pinterest (with proper credit, of course!). Feel free to follow me if you'd like: http://pinterest.com/lipglass/quilty-goodness/

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