Far, Far Away II

I finished the Far, Far Away II quilt on Saturday. Yesterday my husband was a trooper and we packed up the kids, dog, and quilt to go take pictures in the rain. Luckily it was pretty wooded so we didn’t get too incredibly wet!

I’m pretty excited about how this one turned out. This quilt consists of three types of simple blocks. One set with 3″ centers, one set with 4.5″ centers and one set with 5.5″ centers. There are 42 in total, 14 squares from each of designer Heather Ross’s colorways.

The fabric is a linen blend so it is a bit heavier in weight than quilting cotton. I think this makes for a perfect fall quilt. I have visions of draping it over the kids on wagon rides once the temperatures cool off.

I wanted the back to be a soft palate and let the designs really be the main focus. After much deliberation, I settled on Kona Peach, Butter and Ash. The binding is Kona Ash as well.

Since the linen is not as soft as the fabric I normally work with, I decided to loosely quilt this with diagonal lines. Can you believe I’ve never done diagonal quilting (I think…)? I really like the look and will definitely be quilting more that way.

The final size is 42″ x 50″. I used Dream Cotton Request Loft batting, my usual.



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    August 9, 2010

    Lovely! I especially love the back.

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    August 9, 2010

    just beautiful. What great plans you have for it, too!

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    August 9, 2010

    Awesome quilt, and what a fantastic photo shoot too!

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    August 9, 2010

    It’s a beautiful quilt. I love your photos!

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    August 9, 2010

    Wow! It looks great, especially in the setting you chose. I also really love the simple, clean lines you used to quilt it.

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    August 9, 2010

    I love how your quilt came out! It inspires me to try the fabric I bought in a similar way. Thanks so much for sharing! (and trouping out to a covered bridge in the rain!!)

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    August 11, 2010

    This quilt is fabulous. Well done 😀

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    August 11, 2010

    what an amazing quilt! I love it!

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    Paula W

    August 20, 2010

    Gorgeous quilt! My fabrics just came in – did you pre wash the FFA linen?

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      August 20, 2010

      Nope, I didn’t prewash anything! 🙂

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    August 27, 2010

    wonderful work
    each better than the other.
    my mom use to make these things sometimes on dresses fr me
    but being working life does not leave enough time.
    you site is an inspiration.