Hold Tight Quilt

It seems like aeons ago since I started this quilt, which in Mister Domestic time is 8 months ago. The incomparable Sharon Holland was launching her Hold Tight Quilt Pattern and doing a sew-along, so of course I had to join.

I had never played with transparency in color before, so I was jazzed to work my color magic on this one. Since rainbow is one of my favorite colors, I had to go that route. My absolute favorite color is the Tile Blue AGF Solid. I had to use that in the background and methought it would really pop. So with the Pure Solids as my color choices, I tinkered with the color flow in Illustrator until I got it just right.

Once all the colors were picked, I got to stitching a couple curves at a time.

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I even filmed a tutorial on how to sew curves in quilting. If you haven’t watched it yet, make sure to check it out.

Once I had it all stitched up, I pinned it to my fence to evaluate and take a photo.

I absolutely loved it, like super loved it, but I wanted it to be bigger so Helena and I could both snuggle under it. So I added a row of Tile Blue squares on the bottom and top and extended the left side to complete the balloon. Once that was complete, I sent it off to Melissa of Six Kids Quilts for her to work her magic. And work her magic did she.

I continued the Tile Blue Background in the binding and for the first time, sewed on my dining room table. Legit this is beyond amazing and freeing and I need to do more of this.

And without further ago, here is my finished Hold Tight Quilt full frontal in sexy light.

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  1. Mathew Boudreaux
    Barbara DeThomas Kafalas

    Wow! You knocked it out of the park once more. Love the colors. Just gorgeous!!

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    Cindi J

    It’s gorgeous!! The final quilting adds so much dimension and depth the the already perfect color layering. I love that you did not use a contrasting binding – it’s perfect!

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    Robby H.

    This is one of my favorite versions I’ve seen. Great color choices, starting with your “sky”. I may have to make one of these after all.

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    Sharon Holland

    I adore your version of my Hold Tight quilt Mathew! Thinking about you and Helena snuggles underneath brings a smile to my face!

  5. Mathew Boudreaux

    Beautiful.. l really like the colors and the way you made it bigger. I have been known to add to quilts also.

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