Thursday, 30 April 2015


This is my Chopsticks quilt.   

I wanted something new for my couch in the living room--the ones that were there were 1) from classes, and so not my best work, yet everyone sees them and 2) at 48" x 48" a little short for napping, either shoulders or feet were cold.

The fabric is ADORNit Capri, and the background is french general.  I got the fabrics at Chinook Fabrics in High River, on a shopping trip with my friends.  It was fun, and I wound up with a different fabric selection than I had first envisioned--I had gone in looking for a quilt with a black background, probably because I love this one that Colleen made so much. 

Here's the unquilted view for comparison

I had a lot of fun quilting this, using a variety of free motion designs, to keep things interesting, and I used a template for a few of them, some designs were inspired by the fabric.  I was able to keep the path continuous, with a few exceptions.

I think one of the reasons it has taken me so long to post this quilt is because I had so many photos and didn't want to have to choose which ones to show.  Ultimately, I weeded out a few, but this post is very photo heavy.  

 Doesn't it go nicely with my walls?  I'm so pleased. 

One of the effects of the quilting that I really liked, is that from the front I see triangles, and from the back I see hexagons on this luscious cuddle backing. 
Which is nice, since the 2nd couch quilt I pieced at retreat last fall was a hexagons quilt.  Hope to get that quilted in the next few months too. 

for those who like the details:  Approx 54x70, Hobbs 80/20, Glide Pearl thread.  Pattern by Jaybird Quilts.


  1. Michelle, this is outstanding! Love all the designs, something to be very proud to show on your couch! Pinning it to my inspiration Pinterest board!

  2. It really is fabulous. Nicely done.

  3. Wow...lots of great quilting on this one!

  4. Wow...lots of great quilting on this one!

  5. I saw your quilt over at Crayon Box Quilt Studio and just had to come over and take a look. So glad I did, it's amazing! I love the simplicity of the pattern as it allows your exquisite quilting to show. As I didn't know about your blog until now I made sure and start following via email. I don't want to miss any more of your work. Rina