Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Spiced Chai - Finished

Remember when I blogged about this book? 

Vintage Quilt Revival



And remember how I LOVED this quilt, Spiced Chai?




Well now I have my own.

The gray fabric in the original quilt is made from solids, I had one black solid and two gray solids so I decided to use prints instead.  I think it all worked out just fine.  All of the fabric was pulled from my happy stash fabric boxes.


This is Lifetime Quilt Number 128
The pattern is Spiced Chai from the book Vintage Quilt Revival, by Katie Clark Blakesley, Lee Heinrich, and Faith Jones.  The Spiced Chai pattern is by Katie Clark Blakesley.
The quilt finished at 60" x 60"
It has approximately 208 pieces (that may be my new low)

I absolutely love this top, I think it's the simplicity of it.  

When I originally blogged about the Vintage Quilt Revival book I mentioned that a review on Amazon said there were some mistakes in the book.  I found none in Spiced Chai.  One of the authors of the book was kind enough to let me know that the pattern errata were listed here, there's also some other helpful tips there as well.  

The authors of this book are currently doing trunk shows in Pottery Barn stores across the nation.  If you happen to be in the Chicago area they will be in the Naperville and Oak Brook Pottery Barn stores this Saturday, March 8th.  What a great idea, to expose the masses to their craft through a store besides a quilt shop, maybe they'll get some new recruits.  I'm an accidental quilter, I'm sure there are more out there to be had.

And finally, have you heard, Hook is the pattern selected by Sinta and Sherri for the AYOS March sew-along?  The night after I read online about their selection I dreamed I made Hook using only 9 huge blocks, and they were all black!  I am making Hook, and  maybe I'l use some black, but I plan to make more than 9 huge blocks.

If the looks of this pattern is making you nervous do not let that scare you off, Carrie provided a wonderful tutorial on her blog, check it out (here), I think you'll get along just fine.

 I hope to see you in the parade!










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19 comments:

  1. Great looking Spiced Chai and do like the look....much different from my usual likes! The color makes the top just right. Have to say "Hook" looked a bit of a challenge but after reading Carrie's tutorial, feel much more confident about making it.....

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  2. I love it! Somehow I've got to get on the Schnibbles bandwagon - but I've got to get caught up on a few other quilts first. I just love Carrie's patterns.

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  3. you really have to stop sneak quilting and show us process pics I love it I might have to do one as well as the hook I have some black and white strips already sewn from another quilt
    I just finished my Christmas beads bed runner up on my blog and am happy to say I finished a project before the holiday in which it is for although I meant to have it done last yr

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  4. An "accidental quilter" - I'm sure there's a story. Do tell!

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  5. This is a great quilt. So simple yet it really pops! I'm with Cathy. We need to know the "accidental quilter" story!

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  6. Thelma your Spiced Chai top is beautiful! Love, love, love it! Anne D.

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  7. Sorry I should have read the previous comments before my comment - I agree with Cathy and Vicky - we need to hear how you happened into quilting :) Anne D.

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  8. I love your Spiced Chai quilt. The grey prints you used are just right. I can't believe it has under 300 pieces! I'm anxious to see what fabrics you use to make Hook.

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  9. VERY striking quilt, Thelma. Well done. The gray prints play well with everything else. I think it was a great switch. I can't wait to see your Hook. I am Schnibbling this month but I'm not making Hook. 60' ruler results and I don't get along. I'm doing a Halloween version of Chicken Feed instead. :)

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  10. Hook does look challenging... I'll have to check the tutorial.

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  11. You nailed the look of the original a Spiced Chai, love your version! Can't wait to see your hook :)

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  12. Spiced Chai is a very lovely quilt Thelma! You did a great job on this one...and wow, the number is climbing, already up to 128! Oh PLEASE send some of that productivity to me :)

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  13. LOVE that quilt! I've had some solids that I want to use in something modern too so you've given me some ideas!

    I haven't even picked my fabrics for HOOK.....Maybe over the weekend.
    Have a great day.
    Peggy

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  14. I just got this book in the mail a few days ago, but haven't looked at it yet. I was thinking about getting it then when you posted about it sealed the deal for me :-) Thanks for mentioning there might be a few errors. I'll have to look at that. Your Spiced Chai looks so nice :-) I made Hook last month and I loved it! One of my favorite quilts to put together :-)

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  15. Love your Spiced Chai! The colors just pop so beautifully. I think it might sneak to the top of my list after I finish my current project. Thanks, as always, for the inspiration!

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  16. This is just beautiful - I love you colors you used! I'm glad you're enjoying the book! : )

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  17. You do incredible work!! Love your work!

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  18. the quilt looks great, I love the colors and the highly graphic pattern of the leaves on white! I could definetly see making a version of this quilt! cheers, Claire W.

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  19. Thelma I have always loved a bear paw quilt but this one is in a class of it's own! I LOVE IT! Nice job as always.
    Jury is still out on Hook...I dont have a 60 ruler and not sure I would use it much but I will try a sample block today...we'll see....

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