Quilting Modern (Interweave,2012) by Katie Pedersen and Jacquie Gering. Photo by Joe Hancock.
So the toss-up was between Supernova and Blind Co-Pilot. Both are made using the stitch and flip triangle technique in our book Quilting Modern. Supernova was donated to an auction, but Blind Co-pilot has become a staple at home and a class sample for the technique. It is a simple, but whimsical quilt.
How about a little history on Blind Co-Pilot? The name of the quilt came before the actual quilt. Jacquie and I had just met in person for the first time. She came to Seattle and we of course went fabric shopping. Place of choice? Pink Chalk Fabrics to meet the wonderful Kathy Mack.
As we were making our way we stopped for some goodies, upon leaving the parking lot I asked my co-pilot which way we should go next. Jacquie couldn’t find her glasses to read the directions and I exclaimed something along the lines of, “Great, Blind Co-Pilot!”
It either had to be the name of a band or a quilt. Dang I miss her looking at this photo.
The background fabric we used is Carolina Chambray. If you ever discover some in your fabric buying adventures, I recommend picking up the whole bolt. Chambray adds great texture and dimension.
The triangles are created with the smallest of scraps in color groupings. I love any quilt that eats scraps. It provides an opportunity to glance one last time at those beloved fabrics. There are 222 triangles in Blind Co-Pilot to be exact.
The quilting is a simple crosshatch. Easy enough on the home machine.
I’m teaching a Stitch and Flip Triangle Workshop this coming weekend and am pretty excited to see what new designs people come up with. I’ll be filling my trunk with scraps.
If you want to see a collection of stitch and flip triangle designs, you can check out my Quilting Modern Pinterest Board for inspiration.
If you need some quilting inspiration, then go ahead and click the button above and our hostess Amy will have the collection there.
::Modern Charm Quilt:: $85/Thursday November 1st and 8th from 6-9pm at the West Seattle Stitch and Sew Studio. Proper technique is the foundation of any quilt. Come learn how to pick and properly cut fabric, match seams and rows and come up with a square quilt in the end. A great class for all levels of sewists looking to improve technique.
::Improvisational Stitch and Flip Triangle Workshop:: $85 Saturday, November 3rd from 10am-4pm at Island Quilter on Vashon Island. All levels of sewists welcome.
An all day workshop to explore creating your own quilt designs utilizing stitch and flip triangles. We’ll cover this improvisational patchwork technique and construct blocks for your own quilt design. All level of sewists welcome. Quilting Modern Book required.