Synesthetic Alphabet - Front Post-Wash
2014 Finished Quilts, Quilts

{Friday Finish} Synesthetic Alphabet

I am really excited to be able to share the finish photos of Synesthetic Alphabet! This has truly been a collaborative effort with my husband, and the story of the creation of this quilt can be found in my previous posts.

It felt really good to be able to finish up this special quilt yesterday. I took care to photograph it before and after its first wash. The tricks I used (rolled up tape sticking the quilt to a wall in the garage) to help me photograph the “before” shots did not work as well for me this morning, so I might come back and update these photos if I can get it to work later this afternoon if the wind dies down.

Synesthetic Alphabet - Front Pre-Wash

Synesthetic Alphabet – Front Pre-Wash

Synesthetic Alphabet - Front Post-Wash

Synesthetic Alphabet – Front Post-Wash

The natural crinkle that a quilt gets is the perfect touch to complete this quilt.

Synesthetic Alphabet - Quilting Detail Pre-Wash

Synesthetic Alphabet – Quilting Detail Pre-Wash

Synesthetic Alphabet - Quilting Detail Post-Wash

Synesthetic Alphabet – Quilting Detail Post-Wash

Synesthetic Alphabet - Backing Post-Wash

Synesthetic Alphabet – Backing Post-Wash

The quilt shrunk a bit more than I was hoping, so I won’t be able to submit this as an entry to the Modern Quilt Guild Showcase at International Quilt Festival in Houston like I was planning. The show required a minimum quilt dimension of 36″, and pre-wash my short edge started at 39″ but shrunk to right at 35″. I could probably iron or stretch it out… but I feel like it would just be asking for trouble if it arrived at a show and wasn’t the right size “out of the box”.

Sometime soon this will be hung up in my sewing room, then. I’ll finally have a quilt to look at for inspiration as I am sewing. 🙂

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Linking up to TGIFF hosted this week by fellow blog hopper Jo @ Riddle and Whimsy.

0 thoughts on “{Friday Finish} Synesthetic Alphabet

  1. Audrey says:

    Oooh, this is fabulous! I love the quilting, and the ombre effect of the gray…yummmmmm…

  2. I love the crinkly effect on the quilting. Too bad you can’t enter it in the show, but it will be lovely hanging in your sewing room.

  3. Liz says:

    Looks great, and love the concept behind it! Too bad about the shrinkage, but it’ll be nice to hang it in your sewing room!

  4. Vera says:

    Did the color faded a bit or is it just a photo? It is shame you can’t enter it as it is really awesome quilt. Love it.

  5. This is an amazing finish! Love the quilting. What a compliment to such a fabulous design! Well done!

  6. Renee says:

    It turned out so pretty! What a great visualization of the alphabet, even if only a few of the Buchens can read it, haha. Have you shown it to any of them yet? Do they see the same colors as Michael? I usually don’t wash my show quilts, or if I do I block them afterwards to make sure it’s the right size and the corners are square. I hope you enter it in another show!

  7. Lisa says:

    This is a great quilt. I love the graduated greys and the pops of colour. Great job with the quilting as well.

  8. Judy says:

    Yvonne, this quilt is awesome and the story behind it is fascinating! I just went back and read the first post (not sure how I missed that….). Anyway, the quilting is the perfect compliment to the quilt! I am so sorry about the shrinkage! I agree with Renee, I hope you submit this to another show!!

  9. The quilting is fantastic!!! I love it!

  10. Jasmine says:

    Congrats on the finish. I didn’t realize it was so small. It really helps put things in perspective. Your quilting is beautiful.

  11. Wow!! That is so cool, I love the back too and the quilting looks amazing!

  12. How frustrating that it shrank so much. The quilting looks great.

  13. I missed this finish while I was MIA from the blogging world in June. I’m glad I tracked back! I’m still trying to wrap my mind around this quilt. Even if I just saw it sans story, I would love it, but now my mind is blown by knowing the creative process. Wow!

  14. Anne says:

    This is amazing. :O I’m familiar with synesthesia (not that I have it, I wish!) and to see someone making a quilt based on it is truly mind blowing. What an amazing collaboration! I am so inspired!

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