Wednesday, May 6, 2020

The Big Reveal

Several people have commented about the peek at my quilt in my last post and were looking forward to the reveal. Well, here it is!
The pattern is called Braque after the cubist artist George Braque. I have named it Orphism which is an offshoot of the Cubism Art movement.  This art movement focused more on abstraction and bright colors. The bright yellow pops of colors make this a bright and happy quilt!
The back was pieced with pieces from my stash and 
the binding is Kona charcoal.
It was machine pieced in sections to get the random effect of the mostly HSTs.
I machine quilted it in straight, vertical lines about 1/2" apart. 
It was a bright sunny day to do the photo shoot!
I think this is my new favorite quilt!
The quilt finishes at 60" x 75"
I also finished the binding on the last of 4 charity quilts for Hands2Help2020 challenge. 
I'm named it Kimba for the lion featured in the fabric. I built the quilt around the cute lion and coordinating light green fabrics I purchased. The remaining fabrics (rusty oranges and white) were from my stash. It is an unusual color for a baby quilt but I really love how it turned out. 

The pattern included 2 basic blocks: a friendship star and a whirligig. 
It was machine pieced and quilted. I chose to stitch in the ditch around the friendship star and stitched a star pattern in the whirligig. I kept the quilting simple to allow for it to be soft and fluffy. 
The back was pieced with the scraps from the lion and green fabrics and a piece from my stash. The binding was a gold from my stash. 
It finishes at 36.5" x  46.5"
Labeled and ready to be sent off! 


  1. What beautiful quilts! Very pretty design and colors on Braque, plus what a neat way to name it. And I love the baby quilt!

  2. Dawn, both quilts are so great! Orphism is an awesome abstract. In a wonderful color combination. I love looking at it. A favorite for sure! The Kimba charity quilt in non-traditional baby colors sets it apart from the everyday tiring blue or pink. I love the color change up.

  3. Orphism! I love it! So wonderfully jagged and abstract with the yellow adding hope and spark. Kimba is lovely, too. Great finishes :)

  4. Beautiful quilt! I love the grey and yellow combo ;)

  5. Hi Dawn! Oh, what a fabulous finish. The layout of all of those HSTs look so perfect. Those pops of yellow really are just fab. I love the straight-line quilting. ~smile~ Roseanne

  6. Orphism is Amazing!! Those bright pops just draw your eye everywhere - I LOVE that!!

  7. SEW sweet!! 2 more finishes for H2H!

  8. Fabulous job on both quilts. I love the random effect of the HSTs with the pop of yellow. I'm sure the lion quilt will also be loved.

  9. Both quilts are great! The pop of yellow in Braque is wonderful. I love the baby quilt in orange and green. My granddaughter requested mint green and zebra for her first baby! I made it happen and it was awesome, if I do say so myself!

  10. Great quilt finishes! I love your improv looking hst quilt and those colors.... yum :) But I also agree on the lion quilt, unusual but totally great colors for a baby quilt. Enjoy your two finishes xo Melanie

  11. I love, love, LOVE Braque, you made a wonderful job of it. In fact I just bought the pattern! And I promised myself I wouldn't start a new quilt this year, oooops!

  12. Love your big reveal!!! And the baby quilt is a fun one, too!


Sweet sentiments