Monday, August 16, 2021

Qubix

Welcome to my day on the Orange You Glad blog hop, hosted by Creatin' In the Sticks. My creation for this hop is Qubix, a very striking mini-quilt!

orange center surrounded by black and white


I do love orange - my orange fabric drawer can attest to that! Which makes me super happy with how Qubix came out. It's amazing how eye-catching the contrast is between one color plus black and white. I'm already imagining Qubix as part of my fall decor, lasting from September thru November, though I might get a head start on decorating now! 

This hop is all about orange over the next four days, 

with these creatives sharing the day with me. For the full list,                                                                      please visit Carla at Creatin' In the Sticks.

Monday, August 16th


Though I love Qubix in orange, it would look great in any color. And at 24" x 24", this mini-quilt adds a splash of color to any decor. Here's a couple color ideas:

aqua and purple mini quilt ideas

Oh - did I mention the quilting? A simple no mark triangle motif adds the perfect amount of sparkle to Qubix.

triangle quilting motif


Notice the motif is quilted in only two triangles in each square. That's because I wanted some quilting, but not so much that it flattened the quilt. Alternating the motif from top/bottom to side/side was the perfect choice, as it really makes the center dance!

To achieve unity, the same motif was quilted in the black border triangles. The diamond/triangle motif is pretty easy to stitch - check out the video, plus the detailed written tutorial, No Mark Triangle Quilt Motif.

diamond and triangle quilting motif


Finally, the white, outside border is full of freehand curls, though I'll admit my backtracking skills are a bit rusty.

quilted curls


I also added a bit of fun to this mini with an orange-dotted black binding, cutting it on the bias so the dots were a bit more random. It's actually my first time working with a bias binding - and boy, was it stretchy. 

orange, black and white small wall hanging


In case your wondering, that is a real pumpkin in the picture. No, I didn't purchase it just for this photo shoot. It's actually been sitting on our front porch for almost a year a now. The air and temperature must be just right for so as not decay - we're amazed it's lasted this long, and hope it makes it through Thanksgiving.

Hmm, maybe you don't care about the pumpkin but want to make a Qubix mini-quilt of your own. From now till the end of the week, find Qubix on sale in my Etsy shop. It's fast, easy and perfect for a beginner!

Happy Quilting!




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35 comments:

  1. You have created a perfect quilt. The pattern, fabrics and your work are all wonderful. I love orange, too.

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  2. What a clever, color-featuring design, Susan! The binding adds such a nice frame, with the random dots. And I really admire your FMQ curls!

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  3. This is beautiful and your quilting is amazing, as usual! I love how each color just pops out there. Interesting that the pumpkin is still hanging in there. We'd have pumpkin pie by now with 118 degree temps happening here. LOL

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  4. I LOVE this quilt! Sew beautiful! Your quilting is just right for it, and I'm glad you showed close ups of what you did. I can't imagine a pumpkin hanging around that long here--it would be mush. How fun that yours has survived so long.

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  5. You are so right, your Qubix mini-quilt is indeed very striking! It really pops off the white background.

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  6. Just the right quilt for this hop. It makes me glad. And so many beautiful orange fabrics.

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  7. Orange you clever, it definitely brings to mind the Rubik's cube!

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  8. Such a cool mini and it sure would look great in any color.

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  9. Qubix is an amazing mini and I love it in orange. The orange pops for sure. Love that swirly quilting too. Thank you for showing your orange and hopping along. I can't believe that pumpkin...

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  10. Wonderful mini quilt. It really does showcase the fabrics. I can see each orange fabric individually and your quilting really makes each triangle pop!

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  11. What a fun mini quilt and a with all the different fabrics, it's a great way to bust some of that stash! I can't believe you have kept a pumpkin on your porch for almost a year. If the weather is that great, I may want to live by you! LOL!!

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  12. Those orange fabrics are so pretty and what a cool quilt. The quilting is perfect.

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  13. Beautiful I I. It’d be fun to have one in different colors for the different seasons.

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  14. Love it. The orange really makes a statement with the black and white. So fun that you used black with orange polka dots for your binding.
    I am amazed that the pumpkin has lasted a year. Mind you, I would have torn into it for the seeds long ago anyway. :)

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  15. Great orange quilt! Love it! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  16. This is a striking project. Very well done and I love the quilting on it too. thanks for sharing.

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  17. That's a really cool project - I could see it as being a Rainbow scrap challenge block and a whole quilt - Nicely done!!

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  18. oh but this is fabulous. i see what you mean about different fabrics and colors. your mini quilt is so pretty and i love the quilting
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  19. I love the stark contrast and the colors. Orange is MY favorite color, too. Amazing how a simple design can be so striking.

    Cynthia

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  20. Wow that is a striking piece. Perfect for fall, but so flexible that it could be color coded for any occasion. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  21. Your pattern is lovely! I love it in orange ;)
    Thank you for linking up!

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  22. Super cute mini, Susan! I'm a fan of orange, but I think you are right. Qubix would look great in any color!

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  23. Wow Susan, this quilt is absolutely striking! Love it.

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  24. Quebix is wonderful; I'm surprised at how I'm enjoying all the 'orange'. Perfect little quilt. I think the quilting is perfect and I didn't even notice you had a problem with back-tracking.

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  25. The mini quilt IS striking! And fantastic quilting! :-)

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  26. That is a very striking design and would look great in any colour but looks citrusy in orange

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  27. Qubix is a neat design. I love how sharp it looks. Th pumpkin prop is perfect:-)

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  28. I love your design! A pumpkin from last year I'm impressed.

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  29. This is pretty, I enjoyed your quilting video as well. Thanks!

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  30. I'm impressed that your pumpkin is still intact. Ours usually last a week, tops. Your mini quilt is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  31. Susan i think Cubix is simply beautiful and your fabric choices were just perfect. Funny how your pumpkin lasted this long. Thanks for the great quilting motif.

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  32. So pretty! And yes, it would look lovely in other colors too! Love the way you quilted it as well... thanks for sharing with us! xx

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