Introducing Stacked

by Nicole
I’d like to introduce you to “Stacked.” She’s the result of me feeling like I needed to do something with my scraps. Can anyone relate?

Stacked Quilt

One day back in February, I started pulling out blues and greens. I put them on my design wall and felt like a little orange was in order.  I added background fabrics in shades of white, cream, beige, and tan. I stitched them together improv style and voilà! Stacked was born!
That was fun until it came time to quilt her. I couldn’t decide what to do so she sat for a while on my design wall. 
When it was time to set goals for April’s A Lovely Year of Finishes, I decided it was time to finish up Stacked.
I started the quilting thinking that Stacked needed matchstick quilting. After a few rows, I decided that she needed something else! So then I tried echoing the stack of blues, greens and orange fabrics, but after a few echos, I realized I wasn’t up for doing the marking that was necessary to keep the lines straight. So then I settled on tiny boxes to mimic the randomly stacked pieces of blue, green, and orange. I added in straight lines back and forth in the stack and the negative space.

Stacked_Long arm quilting

I’m still not sure this is the quilting that Stacked needed, but it’s what she’s got! 

Stacked Quilt_Closeup

This was my first time quilting these tiny boxes. It was easy and quick, which means it might find its way into another quilt some day.

Stacked Quilt_Closeup2

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Michele T April 30, 2015 - 9:57 pm

Wow!!! I love this!!! The quilting is awesome too! Thanks for sharing a great idea to use up some scraps!!

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl April 30, 2015 - 10:46 pm

The quilting is really effective, I especially like how you divided up the negative space and echoed the "stack" piecing with ghosts / quilting.

beth s May 1, 2015 - 2:14 am

Lovely quilt.

Debbie May 1, 2015 - 3:41 am

oh I like Stacked alot! I think the quilting is great for it.

Ada Kopitopoulou May 1, 2015 - 5:08 am

Beautiful! Also like the quilting.

Kim B. May 1, 2015 - 9:45 am

I think it's gorgeous as always.

M-R Charbonneau May 1, 2015 - 11:00 am

Yes! Gorgeous in every way!

Tessa @ TheSewingChick May 1, 2015 - 9:30 pm

Stunning quilting Nicole!!! You have become quite the expert!

Carie May 1, 2015 - 9:33 pm

Wowee I love it (but then I have a serious weakness for that shade of blue and orange to start with!) it's incredible and the quilting is fantastic – how big is it? I can't quite work out from the pictures. May 1, 2015 - 11:13 pm

The quilting really makes the quilt! Another great finish!

cassandra May 2, 2015 - 12:40 am

I loooove this! Beautiful. Makes me want to run downstairs and throw some scraps on the wall!

Rosemary B❤️ May 2, 2015 - 12:58 am

Very Artsy. Very fancy hanging on the wall too.

Patty May 2, 2015 - 2:06 pm

Very very nice quilt. Isnt it amazing what the mind can do with just a little time, thought and some fabric scraps. I think it is just beautiful and the quilting fits it perfectly

Marla May 2, 2015 - 3:39 pm

I love both the composition of this quilt, and the quilting that complements it.

Amanda May 2, 2015 - 7:35 pm

This is beautiful!! I love it.

Patrice May 5, 2015 - 1:36 am

This looks great! I love the bits of orange.

Gertie Pye May 5, 2015 - 7:28 pm

This is waaaaaaaay cool Nicole! What a fantastic way to use up scraps AND to show what a fabulous quilter you are now!

J JONES June 30, 2015 - 1:19 pm

Your entire blog inspires me. I am new to quilting … just finished my first project in time for my son's graduation. I.AM.HOOKED. I feel so incredibly blessed finding your blog … it makes my mind dance. Thanks for sharing your passion. QUESTIONS: What machine do you use? Any tips for quilting without a long-arm? THANKS!!!

sew katie did November 24, 2015 - 7:59 pm

What a beautiful quilt. The colors are so calm;)

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