Friday, December 21, 2012

Hip to be Square

I am so excited to finally get to share Hip to be Square, my latest published quilt!!!  (Squeal)  This quilt  quickly became one of my all time favorites and I have been dying to share it!!  I used Moda Bella Solids in beautiful earthy tones to give modern flair to this highly geometric design.


The arrangement of colors and changes of strip sizes gives this quilt an endless amount of movement.  I just love how it looks like it is converging on itself in one minute and then the next minute it is exploding outward. So cool!!



You can find Hip to be Square in McCall's Quilt Quilts Feb/Mar issue which is in stores now.


And I can find the original Hip to be Square on my bed!!!  Yup, I finally made a quilt for my own bed, and I love it!!  Now I think some pillow covers are in order.  Another project to add to the list :)


And even though I finished this a long time ago, I am just now getting to share the finish, so I am linking it on up to Crazy Mom Quilts ;)
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24 comments:

  1. I love the color combination and the quilting is so cool.

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  2. How exciting to have a pattern published! The pattern would work with many colorways! I'm loving solids right now!

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  3. This quilt looks so cool! Good job, Melissa!

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  4. It's a fabby quilt and big congrats for having it published ... Merry Christmas :)

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  5. I love it. And published too. So great!!!!

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  6. wow, totally gorgeous!!! I love how graphic and modern it is, and your use of color is simply stunning!!!

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  7. It's a great quilt. I love the quilting. It adds alot of dimension. I got my magazine yesterday. I am pround to follow the designer of the quilt! Way to go.

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  8. Yipee...another great quilt and published!! Congrats Melissa. YOU are amazing!

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  9. Congrats on being published! And with a great quilt, it looks lovely.

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  10. What!?! This quilt is so cool! I would definitely be putting it on MY bed, if I were to make one!

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  11. Congrats. I will have to pick up a copy of the magazine.

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  12. Cool, congrats on the publication :o)

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  13. Congrats...and how fun that it's for you!!!

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  14. It's a beautiful quilt! Congrats on your publication. So exciting!

    Thanks for linking up to finish it up Friday! :)

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  15. What a fantastic modern quilt! It is beautiful!

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  16. Looking great Melissa! Congratulations on getting it published. Now I have two designers that I follow! You and Bonnie :-)

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  17. Beautiful quilt. Can't wait for the magazine to hit the shops here in Australia. The colours remind me of Choc Mint with a touch of Jaffa ice-cream. Being so hot her in Australia at the moment, I have been eating a lot of ice-cream. My excuse for staying cool.

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  18. Love it and I know just who that design would be perfect for in my family. Now I gotta go get myself a copy of that magazine.

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  19. Beautiful quilt, Melissa. I love the straight line quilting!

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  20. OMG I read this and love the pattern and couldn't wait to get the magazine and when I got home on Friday guess what was in the mail!!!! :)

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  21. Great quilt pattern!! It is so cool to see that you are doing so well!

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  22. What a beautiful pattern! I've been looking to do matching colors-but-not-matching patterns for my girls beds (I have 3 girls) and this one is a winner with my eldest! I do have a question, though: on the free PDF directions for the block, it says that the block finishes at 16" square. But the longest strip is cut 21 1/2". Is the block a finished 21" or 16"?

    Thanks!

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    1. Also, how much fabric would I need for a twin size?

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from each and every one of you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa