Tuesday, 24 April 2018
Friday, 13 April 2018
Wednesday, 11 April 2018
I also pieced them at the same time--gives a little more variety in the blocks. I've made quilts with 4 strips and with 5 strips before, so thought I'd try 6. It's a strip tube quilt, each block has 3 colored strips and 3 neutral strips. So 42 colored and 42 neutral strips resulted in 2 lap quilts.
With these tops I had to let go any hope of great points--the neutral strips were often wider than 2 1/2", but I didn't figure this out until well into the process....the great thing about using the strip tube ruler is that the blocks are all square, so they go together nicely, it's just a matter of forgiving the points, and once these quilts are washed and loved a little, the points won't matter.
Tuesday, 10 April 2018
I love the soft blues in this quilt, and how distinct the green chains are. The stars are a prize for looking closely.
Saturday, 7 April 2018
Thursday, 5 April 2018
Wednesday, 4 April 2018
I wanted to add movement and not compete with the fabrics, so I quilted echoed swirls with a soft grey thread, probably Omni silver.
Tuesday, 3 April 2018
I don't often choose to put a pantograph a quilt, but this top (and it's luscious backing) was asking for something interesting and varied, and so I chose to put Modern Maze#2 on it.
All Stitched Up in Olds. It was a wide back, so no piecing required! Love it when I'm not having to deal with a backing seam in minkee.