Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A Finish... Geometric Slide

  Name:  Geometric Slide
Design: From Vintage Quilt Revival
Size:  approx  60" by 60"
Fabric:  Kona White, Anna Maria Horner, Joel Dewberry and stash fabrics 
Binding: Joel Dewberry
Quilted: by me with Aurifil 50 wt in white

Please welcome Geometric Slide.  I finished this one a few weeks ago but for some reason I have not blogged about it yet so let me tell you a little bit about it.  This is one of the quilts in Vintage Quilt Revival by Katie Blakesley, Lee Heinrich and Faith Jones.  And I have already said how much I love this book but I will say it again.  I love this book.  

Geometric slide is quick to put together because there are not that many blocks.  The block is straightforward and easy piecing.  What makes the quilt sing is the great negative space and the alternate block placement.  Doesn't that sound like an Public Service Announcement for modern quilting?  

I used the same colours as in the book and in fact, I think some of the prints were the same.  I adore Joel Dewberry's orange prints and there are two of them in this one.  One in the binding and another in the blocks.  Straight line quilting was my choice.  Lots of straight lines in my favourite Aurifil 50 wt in white.  I just lengthened the stitches a bit and away I went.  

The quilt is backed in a solid butter yellow cotton vintage sheet and a little bit of fun piecing.  

Ad it is a finish. Linking up with Amanda Jean for finish it up Friday.


  1. It is absolutely gorgeous. I have that book too and I love it. You really did the design justice. Great, great finish.

  2. I really love this! I don't have that book yet but have loved everything I've seen from it.

  3. I was just looking at that book today! I love your version of this beautiful quilt. Whatever the aqua print with the boxes is, I'm coveting it. :)

  4. I just love this. Very pretty and graphic. Love all that quilting

  5. I'm so loving this quilt - nice work!

  6. Very unusual - I love it!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  7. OMG I love, love, love it! I really like the bicycle print. Great work.

  8. Love this. The design in the slide makes the whole quilt 'sparkle'. :)

  9. So fun, and I love the bicycles on the backing!

  10. Cathy - it looks amazing! I love your quilting! :)

  11. Beauty!!! I have that book:) I adore your backing vintage sheet color and it compliments the bicycles quite well.