cubicles quilt

I love these typewriters, especially in this color! When Melody Miller’s Ruby Star Shining line first came out, I immediately wanted to use the typewriters in a quilt.


(ugh, wrinkles!)

I had a stack of solids sitting out – the aqua, dark eggplant, cream and red – with the intention of using the pairing for a quilt. I was so pleased to see how well they went with this typewriter print.

I don’t usually draw out my quilt designs in advance, but I did for this one, and surprisingly enough, it ended up quite close to my original drawing (which can be seen in this post).

I finished the top a while back, and as you know, it unfortunately ended up stranded in the closet. I’m really trying hard to work my way through those unfinished quilts so I pulled it out and made up a backing with the leftover fabrics. I love the backing almost as much as I love the front, so I’ll definitely be happy regardless of which side is up!

I quilted it with straight lines of uneven widths. It was definitely not a quick finish! I started counting the lines, trying to determine approximately how many I had left (as if that might motivate me to get it finished). I don’t recall now exactly how many lines I actually ended up sewing – all I know is it was a lot!

But I love the look and texture of those straight lines, so I think it was worth it.

This one measures about 60″ x 70″, so a great size for curling up on the couch this fall! (It’s been hot here this summer, so the thought of hanging out under a quilt – not good. But come fall, you know where I’ll be!)

 

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47 Responses to cubicles quilt

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    Love it! Colours & type writer looks great! Straight line quilting takes ages but well worth it Xx

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    Camilla says:

    That is stunning! A fantastic design, those colours are perfect for setting off the typewriters. Wow you’re really churning through those quilt tops now!

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    Suzanne says:

    You did such a good job piecing those typewriters in line but what really impresses me is the perseverance you repeatedly exhibit with your pinstripe quilting.

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    ruth says:

    lovely! soo soo pretty. i still need to get some of those typewriters.

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    Sus says:

    I moved away from Vermont a couple of months ago and always enjoyed seeing if I got could figure out your photos spots! Where are those cute llamas!?! These pretty green Vermont views are making me miss it! The drought-ridden mid-west is, well…brown… Beautiful quilt and background :)

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    Kathie L says:

    Your quilt is lovely, and the background is intriguing. Where did you take these pictures?

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    Bridget says:

    I am a newbie to quilting and to your blog, and this quilt especially inspires me!

    I have plans to make my second quilt for my great-nephew, and now can’t wait to get started.

    (If only the one fabric store nearby hadn’t closed … that’s the down side for me …)

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    elsa says:

    What a great way to use the typewriters. I was thinking of using this fabric in a quilt too, but couldn’t think of
    how to use it. You are always such an inspiration!

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    Carla says:

    Love everything about it! The quilting was worth the effort for sure

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    NicciP says:

    This is just too perfect! Great colors-love it!

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    Beth says:

    Love the colors! Perfect with those cute typewriters.
    Smiles~Beth

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    randi says:

    Wonderful! Simply perfect layout!

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    Yep, the quilting looks great! Glad you had a chance to finish this one.

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    Martie says:

    This is just so cool. I am in love with the whole thing…the front, the back, and the quilting. What a great homage to typewriters!

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    traceyjay says:

    it looks so great… such a fun design to feature those typewriters! Very pretty!

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    What a great set of fabrics and colors — so perfect for those typewriters. Love it!

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    nancy says:

    Looks great, I’ve seen these typewriters all over and you nailed it!

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    EG says:

    You’re right – the back is equally as special as the front!

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    Jenny says:

    YES! This is the one I wanted you to finish. Love it!

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    Joy says:

    Oh my gosh… I just found your blog… and I LOVE that quilt!

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    Susan Strong says:

    Love this quilt (both sides) and the quilting!

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    Jessica C says:

    I’m surprised at how much I love this quilt, since I’m not a purple/eggplant person, but this is just stunning. I love how you put colors together. You do it so well. I love the organic lines — always take forever, ALWAYS worth it. Beautiful.

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    Kitty says:

    Wonderful quilt! It’s absolutely perfect: the design, the colors, the quilting. LOVE IT!

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    Clare says:

    Great quilt – love it!

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    Karen H says:

    This quilt represents the very reason I LOVE Modern Quilts. It makes me happy and brings a smile to my face through all its whimsy and character. Who knew that silly ol’ typewriters could bring such feelings of JOY within a person! hahahahahhahaha Okay, I am forming a line to buy your pattern. May I please be first in line? *smile* I’m going to bed tonight, dreaming of making this quilt!!!
    Karen

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    Genius! I love it! I can think of several “cubicles” that could benefit from this quilt.

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    Jillmc says:

    Adorable! I may have to use this as inspiration for a “car” quilt for my grandson! And the scenery in your pix is so lush and gorrrr-jusss! Thanks for sharing your talent!

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    Karen says:

    Ohhhh man do I LOVE this quilt. I could copy it inch for inch. What a beautiful job. I agree, I like the back as much as the front. Don’t you love it when that happens. I’m a newbie quilter so I’m taking in every beautiful quilt I can and this one is very inspiring.

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    To DAMN CUTE/./……I have seen people use this fabric other ways.. ahhhh, but this just fits all together.. Is this your Castle too, because I think that would inspire me to do a few things too…..

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    Lisa Cast says:

    This is really an adorable quilt! Great job!

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    Meg says:

    I love this ever so much. So, so much!

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    Rina says:

    i do love your quilts! each one more beautiful than the previous one! and the background old buildings just enhances the quilt’s beauty!. thanks for sharing with us
    love
    rina

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    January says:

    That is fantastic!! I heat the typewriters too & love how you incorporated them :)

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    Laura says:

    that is a clever and adorable quilt. What machine do you use to sew and/or quilt? I’m thinking of getting something newer than I’ve got now with a bigger throat….just curious about what you use. Thanks, L

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    PT in SC says:

    Love your quilt, photography and the local. You could not have picked a better location, the color of the rock, the geraniums, it’s lovely.

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    sewkatiedid says:

    You’re inspiring me to finish up all those quilts under my bed. I love the straight lines. I always have to get into a radio show or tv series to complete them.

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