TGIFF! - Welded Links

Things have been going a 100 miles (or kilometres) a minute around here lately. The joys of September. Even though there's not a lot of time for quilting, I'm happy to say that the start-itis I've been suffering from these last few months is officially over with this project -- must be a TGIFF! miracle.

Of course, it always helps when you have a deadline. This deadline? The AGF Stitched with Kimberly Welded Blog Hop hosted by the Fat Quarter Shop and sponsored by Art Gallery Fabrics.

The Fat Quarter Shop provided the free Welded Quilt pattern and a great video tutorial and Art Gallery Fabrics provided the fabric love. The Fat Quarter Shop also has a Welded Quilt featuring Pat Bravo's Artisan line and a backing set available.

For my version of the quilt, I wanted to play with navies and greys so I picked out fabrics from Katarina Roccella's Imprint, Indelible (Spirodraft Carbon), and Recollection line (Cuneiform Script Cast), as well as a few prints from the Art Gallery Studio Maker line. Mmmm!


I modified the Welded pattern a bit and replaced some of the blocks with background fabric, making the negative space more prominent and giving some asymmetry to the fun on-point block design of the quilt. I'm so happy with how it turned out!



For the quilting, I used a light grey Aurifil and echoed the sewing lines. Simple, but effective and I love the extension of the lines in the negative space. 



For the backing, I took the leftover greys and paired them with the I'm a Maker print (sooo love that fabric!). 




I find the navies and greys make Welded look like links in a chain so I'm calling it Welded Links.

Here's Welded Links enjoying some sun by the Rideau Canal. ;)


Finished size: 60" by 60".

There are a whole slew of fabulous bloggers participating in this hop so be sure to check out what they've done with the pattern.
You can also check out #Weldedquilt and #AGFStitched on Instagram (and Twitter) for more inspiration.

I'm also linking up to TGIFF!, which is over at Simply Pieced this week, because it's been a long time since I've had a finish to celebrate. :)

29 comments:

  1. Fabulous! Great colours and the negative space works so well!

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  2. wonderful!! You jumped it up a little too, with that negative space.

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  3. Love this! Yours is my favorite version of all that I have seen. Nice job!

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  4. I love your interpretation!

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  5. Your quilt is amazing! I have been all about navy lately so if course I live the colors.

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  6. VERY NEAT QUILT!
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  7. Absolutely love your version of this quilt! Beautifully done!!

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  8. Love, love, love your take on this quilt!!! I love the front! I love the back! Love it all! :)

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  9. Love your interpretation of the pattern. Amazing.

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  10. Very pretty! I love that backing fabric too!

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  11. Absolutely Beautiful! I love the colours and the negative space. Great finish M-R!

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  12. Love your variation of this pattern! And the photo shoot scenery is fabulous.

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  13. I love the way you varied it and I think your colours are lovely choices - well done! I look forward to giving this a try!

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  14. Great finish!! I love how you changed it up and included some negative space. I think I like your version better than the original.

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  15. It's beautiful - I love your negative spaces. The back is equally beautiful - a great quilt. xx

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  16. Beautiful version of the pattern! I love the negative space and the limited colour palette. Great, great finish!

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  17. Oh Lady, I like the way you think! You turned a great quilt into a fantastic quilt!!! WOW!

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  18. When I looked at the picture of your quilt hanging over the railing, I started to have a panic attack. I couldn't believe how big it was in comparison to the men in the picture. It took me a minute to realize they were not on the same side of the road.
    I love the spin you put on the pattern. The open space really gives it a distinctive look.

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  19. Pretty awesome. I love your changes.

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  20. Beautiful -- very different look from the other quilts I've seen. I love what you've done. sarah@forrussia.org

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  21. I love the modern look and the beautiful quilting! Thanks for sharing this.

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  22. I love the way you interpreted the pattern; the negative space really balances the pieced portion wonderfully.

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  23. Nice version and pretty pics!

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  24. I love your variation. It makes the quilt so unique and there's less piecing (bonus). I would never have selected those colors either but I love them. Kudos to you!

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  25. Love the layout on that piece!

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  26. The very best quilt, last night, as always, especially due to your personal touch.

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