In a world where it seems everything has to be labelled ‘Modern’ or ‘Layered Preppie Bohemian’ (I actually read that this morning;), I bring you an ‘As Traditional As It Gets’ quilt.
It is one of the first quilts I ever made.
It’s prints are collected fat quarters, fabric from clothing I made Roan, or cut from my mom’s endless supply of receiving blankets. All just seemed silly to tuck away in a box for years.
But finished it had issues, the crappy sewing machine with no pressure foot tension type of issues. The quilting was tucked and awful.
Then two people in two days told me about The Quick Ripper and within minutes of having it in my hands those nasty stitches and tucks were buzz cut and eliminated, leaving me with a clean palette.
After over thinking how I should quilt it on my home machine for a couple years I came back to my senses and made a long arm date with Sandie.
This type of simple quilt is really perfectly suited for an all over quilting pattern. I’m sorry to those of you that were curious about the pattern’s name, anyone know?
It worked wonderfully.
I backed it with some older Amy Butler flannel and an out of print Alexander Henry that reminds me of Speed Racer.
Before requilting I had to enlarge the back. Had we tried we couldn’t have gotten the seam from the added piecing onto the edge, but of course we did. This made it extra fun to apply the binding to one side.
Roan chose the red Kai dot, which might be one I need to replace in the stash.
I was able to sit right in front on the ferry on my way from Victoria and sew it down.
I really enjoyed pulling this one from the dryer. It’s so crinkled and lovely. It also made me appreciate where my art has gone and where it started. I still embrace that diagonal line that a half square triangle has.
So there it is, blueberry stains already there and all. Roan’s particularly attached to the quilt his Great Grandmother Evelyn made, so this one might end up on the couch.
That’s 5 quilt tops from my pile done! Only a few more to go.
Happy Week Peeps!
One spot left in Stripped Improv Workshop Tuesday night.
and two in Thursday afternoon’s Medallioned Magic Numbers Social. We’ll start our first technique that makes all sorts of angular shapes.
Sunday is Open Quilting Studio at Island Quilter. This will be our last one until Island Quilter is in their new space.