Monday, October 22, 2012
As a long-time lover of orange, I've been drawn to Fiestaware's colors. My most recent quilt reflects Fiestaware's influence. I used all Kona solids!
I backed it with a fun print from Jo-Ann Fabrics and used a bright green binding.
The quilting was done by a new quilting friend, Martha, who offered to quilt it on her long-arm. She stitched-in-the-ditch smartly around each ring. It's glorious, warm, and snuggly soft!
Monday, December 19, 2011
I used a great tutorial from Film in the Fridge. Her work is always fresh & modern - it was a perfect choice for all of the green print fabrics I'd collected.
Once I completed this quilt top, I knew I wanted to hand-quilt it.
I sent it to Melear Fabrics to baste on their longarm quilting machine.
They shipped it back to me, but the address was read incorrectly by the postal service. It ended up three states away, sitting in a holding area. Fortunately, the folks at my local post office were able to track it down.
There were a few very uncertain weeks.... Luckily, it arrived 27 days after it was shipped, unharmed.
Here, you can see the black basting thread up-close.
I started quilting it on Sunday, December 18, 2011. Today, I have 4 of 169 blocks quilted.
Let's see how long it takes for this to finish!
(If anyone wants to help the hand-stitching....)
details: 104x104, backing: Kona Tarragon, expected binding: Kona Basil Green, Batting: White Quilters Dream Request Loft W3K
The top came together pretty easily - in just two afternoons. The quilting and binding took less than a day. Improvisational piecing was more enjoyable than I thought it would be.
I put a warm, fuzzy, light blue flannel on the back. You can't see this in the picture, but there's a light design on the binding fabric.
I really enjoyed working with all of the solids in this quilt!
Details: 60x80, flannel backing, 2.25in binding, grey quilting thread
Friday, November 11, 2011
Here's few closeups of the hand stitching:
I've been feeling so good about the hand-stitching on this that I've decided to start another hand-stitched quilt.
I fell in love with this quilt on Film in the Fridge and decided to make my own.
I have 169 blocks -
Here's an almost-finished top on my bed: