Scattered has been finished for a bit, but the Seattle spring weather is rather temperamental, so photos haven’t really been an option. The times between the hail, rain and sunshine I’ve snapped some photos, but they’ve provided this quilt no justice when it comes to showcasing its true colors. The yarn dyed denim in person makes the crimson bits appear extremely saturated.
Nice of them to build that blue building in front of my view of downtown Seattle eh?
Yarn dyed Essex linen eats thread, and by that I mean you really can’t see it, but creates the best quilted texture! I started with an off-centered rectangle in lavender thread and went round and round.
As I got further from the center the rectangle naturally became more curved. I love the effect. I got the idea from this amazing quilt by Karen. I gravitate towards any quilting design that is continuous or runs off the edge, I’m not a stay-stitch or burying threads kinda quilter.
I’ve certainly dug through the stash on this one. Really old Amy Butler, Anna Maria Horner, Erin McMorris Park Slope (one of my favorite lines ever), Echino, and Denyse Schmidt.
I self bound it in the same linen. I thought an addition of bits into the binding would have been a great effect, but got lazy. Backing by Echino polishes off this quilt nicely. The drape is amazing combined with the linen.
And it matches my lilacs.
Scattered is a remake of my Split Decision quilt that I use as a class sample for teaching Slice and Insert. I wanted to create another layout using the slice and insert technique to showcase the design potential of this technique. Jacquie and I will be teaching Slice and Insert on Monday, May 20th at Island Quilter and I will hold another workshop on Saturday, June 29th at the Quilting Loft under the name Split Decision.
Happy Monday and first day of Spring Break for use public school people in Seattle.