Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Roundhouse - Finished and Published!

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Roundhouse

This is my Roundhouse quilt.

This is also my first magazine published quilt pattern!  You can find the full pattern in this month's American Quilter magazine.

Roundhouse

The story behind this quilt -- 

When Scarlet was about four months old, I was able to attend one of Anna Maria Horner's classes in person.  She was teaching her Patchwork Prism quilt, and though I chose different fabrics for that quilt, I was inspired to make a spectrum quilt using as many of Anna Maria's fabrics as I could.  

For the design, an architectural feature behind one of the characters on Once Upon a Time caught my eye.  I used the idea for my Pillow talk pillow, and reworked the size and layout so there would be no inset seams. 

I was THRILLED when I realized that one of my acrylic templates from my Cosmic quilt fit perfectly to make the Roundhouse block.  When paired with some half-square triangles, you get a very easy to construct block with the primary design of Roundhouses, and secondary design of pinwheels.

Roundhouse template

To make the quilt, I cut and arranged all my house shaped pieces in color order.  

AMH rainbow!

Then, starting from the top left, and using purpley-pinks, I laid out my pieces alternating light and dark values. Some of the pattern is not completely obvious due to my fabric selections on this, but I love the scrappy spectrum effect.  

Roundhouse

Lindsey made an alternate version of the quilt for me using Happy Go Lucky and white.  Definitely gives a different dynamic.  

Here, with the quilt mocked up in black and white, you can clearly see the primary and secondary designs.  Super versatile pattern, no?

Lindsay from EileenQuilts.com did the quilting, and it is gorgeous!  She did a fairly dense all over paisley design.  I wanted something with movement all over it, and this was a perfect design.  I have worked with Lindsay many times before, and highly recommend her if you're looking for longarm quilting services.


The quilt is backed in one of my favorite AMH prints from her Field Study line, and bound in Buttoned up in Ink (thanks to Kelly).

Roundhouse back

I expect to be receiving a few copies of this month's American Quilter magazine, but if you would like to buy a template, it is available through my shop.  I will have the pattern available for sale separately once the magazine is off newsstands.

Overall though, I love this quilt, and hope you do too.

Roundhouse

32 comments:

Carla said...

It's fabulous Tracey! The colour gradation (is that what you'd call it?) is beautiful!

pinksuedeshoe said...

That's beautiful Tracey! Congrats!! I love the black and white version, that would be so much fun to make! (with maybe one pink pinwheel thrown in. You know, for luck.)

indebeukenhof said...

This pattern is beautiful! I esp. liked the quilt you made, it's simply spectacular . It makes me realise I'm far to 'afraid' to put so much different fabric designs together. I really should try to step out of my comfort zone ... one day LOL.
Dutch greetings
Dea

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

Love your new pattern, the top one is my favorite, but I really do love them all!!

Charlotte said...

wow - that's so beautiful! I especially love the AMH version - the colour gradation is perfect!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

fabulous! congratulations! Your quilt is stunning :)

Cindy said...

I love this quilt so much! I like the fact that it looks so different depending on the fabric selections. So fun! Congrats on being published - not surprised - your work is gorgeous.

mennikelly said...

Congratulations! I've been wanting to see your AMH quilt since you posted the picture of the fabric in the circle.

giddy99 said...

I think this is the most beautiful quilt I've ever seen; it's probably my favorite. I love AMH fabrics, the design is beautiful, and the color spectrum is amazing - I love everything about this quilt.

Happier Than A Bird Quilts said...

I forgot just how amazing your quilt is! I love the scrappiness and the color gradient, it is full of so much life and movement! Mine looks pretty flat next to it. =)
Huge congratulations on your first publication, and thank you for letting me be a part of it!
♥♥♥

Brooke said...

Oh my gosh, Tracey! This is absolutely STUNNING! Congrats!

Toni said...

I love this quilt, Tracey! The craziness of your version is so fun, I just want to keep studying it. Congratulations on your first magazine pattern, too. That's so exciting!

What Comes Next? said...

beautiful! congratulations!

Colleen said...

Wowsa!!! It's gorgeous!!

Angela Nash said...

Love it!! Your colors and design are so wonderful. And the tester quilt with white has such a cool result, too.

Maria said...

It's just gorgeous. Congratulations on this publication!!

Becca said...

What a stunning quilt!

Jenn said...

Congratulations! I love your original version.

Katie B said...

I gasped when I saw this Tracey, truly! It's incredible! Well done!!!

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

Congrats! Such a beautiful quilt.
Amanda

Laurie said...

Wow! You should be so proud. I need to go find a copy of that magazine.

S said...

I love your scrappy AMH quilt the best! I think this quilt really shines in scraps but I also loved the black and white layout

Vera said...

What a beautiful mix of colors and prints!

Angela said...

It really is just so amazing! You should be so proud!!

Jenny said...

its beautiful tracey. congratulations on being featured in the magazine!

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

Gorgeous!

Katy Cameron said...

It's beautiful, congrats!

Kristen said...

I knew this pile was going to end up as something absolutely amazing! :)

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

This is so gorgeous! Congratulations!!

Katie @SwimBikeQuilt said...

Love this!!! And saw one of your quilts and patterns at intrepid threads. Was so pretty!

Katie @SwimBikeQuilt said...

Love this!!! And saw one of your quilts and patterns at intrepid threads. Was so pretty!

Wens said...

What a beauty! I love this quilt, you did an amazing job. I have to find a copy of the magazine!

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