Saturday, February 15, 2014

APQ Quilt-a-long 'Tone it Down' Finish

Ta Da! Finally bound and photographed (in 36C weather with no chance of rain), my Tone it Down Burgoyne Surrounded quilt by Lissa Alexander as part of the American Patchwork and Quilting QAL.

This has been a wonderful QAL and I must say I have enjoyed every minute of making this quilt and sharing in everyone's interpretations of the quilt. You can search the Flickr group or use #APQQuiltalong to search IG, FB and twitter to see these quilts.

My version of the quilt was a little different (I am a bit of a rebel. Maybe it is the convict in my blood - Yes, I have a convict  in the family tree). It was sashless and I changes the pattern of the block by placing the contrasting fabrics in different positions within the block.

This is the original block.

This is my version of the block. Same piecing but different colour placement.

Whilst my quilt has a border, I have left it sashless once again to create a different look. However you wish to make this quilt, it is one that should be made by everyone as some stage in their quilting journey. 

Thank you Lissa and APQ for giving me the opportunity to take part in your first QAL. 

Fabrics: Moda Weaves (I used the back of some weaves too ),
Eclectic Elements by Tim Holtz (Coates),
Alison Glass Text Print (Andover)
Backing : IKEA house print, Moda dots, Kaufman Quilters Linen
Thread: Aurifil 2000 50wt Cotton
Quilting Design : Betty's Pearl by Cristy Dillon ( looked like tiles )
This will be its new home. 
Visit the other participants blogs to see their progress.


  1. It's gorgeous! I love your alternate color placement.

  2. This is just gorgeous Jane and I love the changes you made :)

  3. Ditto to what the others have said! Gorgeous, love the changes & color placements!

  4. wow so beautiful Jane,
    well done on such a gorgeous finish. It looks perfect in it's new place!

  5. This is just so fabulous! Congrats on the finish

  6. What a lovely quilt! Looks like some kind of mosaic :)


  7. I love how you have changed the colours, it looks so different, lovely.

  8. I love the Tim Holtz fabric. I am saving some for a rainy day.

  9. Love how you changed the color placement!! It is a really charming quilt overall!!!

  10. Fabulous quilt at it looks right at home.

  11. Hi Jane, your quilt is gorgeous and i love your interpretation, I think it looks perfect without the sashing.

  12. Wow!! I LOVE this quilt!! The way you interpretated the pattern and your colour choices. The house backing braic is fun too!!

  13. Wow, this quilt looks so fantastic. Love it.


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