During Quilt Market, I attended a Modern Quilt Guild-hosted happy hour event sponsored at and by Portland’s Modern Domestic. We’re pretty spoiled here in Seattle with our fabric boutique/sewing studio gem, Drygoods Design and Portland looks to be lucky as well.
Modern Domestic’s selection of fabrics, as well as their workspace are impressive. Together we set up a modern Crazy Piecing workshop for Friday, October 18th and now that date is just around the corner!
I’m looking forward to seeing new faces as well as a few people I can now call friends.
Of course I needed a new workshop sample.
For how simple the design of this quilt bloody turned out to be you would never have guessed how much I hemmed and hawed about it’s design (unless you follow me on Instagram, in which case you might already have seen enough of this quilt;). It kept seeming like I needed a fabric I just didn’t have, which is totally ridiculous.
The geese ‘blocks’ existed for a few weeks before I went back to my original plan of placing them in the Osnaburgh utility cloth. I also had the best intensions of quilting this one with a concentric circle pattern starting in the corner like a sun behind the geese, but time got the best of me AND I have a friend who awesomely quilts (and IS awesome, but that’s a different story).
I delivered it to Krista and she did her quilting magic. She even placed the ‘ghost geese’ that I wanted,
including the one diving of the edge.
I hugged this quilt when I pulled it from the dryer. I love this quilt!
Krista and I kid around about the traditional flange we like to add to quilts like this. But all this negative space bound in the same cloth just needs that extra framing to define the edge and bring it all together. I used Jaybird Quilt’s tutorial for this, but I go 7/8.” I think the citron Heath fabric lends a little brightness.
I think the beauty of the improvisational Crazy Piecing technique is how versatile it is for placing into all sorts of shapes and projects. In Quilting Modern Jacquie and I stuck to mostly rectangles and wedges, but I’ve seen Chandra’s letter ‘H’ take shape, Krista’s triangles make it into quilts and many bits thrown into small projects like potholders, pillows and pouches.
I love teaching this workshop. I am excited to see where people will go with their crazy-pieced blocks and to share and absorb inspiration from some new people keen on quilting too.
I’ll also be talking about my quilting at the Portland Modern Quilt Guild‘s October meeting. This kind of thing makes me pretty happy, these get togethers with people who enjoy quilting makes it all sorts of fun.
I love this quilt. I love the crazy pieced blocks and the quilting is downright amazing. I’m sure I would have loved the circles, but seeing it this way I can’t imagine doing it differently.
This is looking fabulous!
Calvin and Carolyn says
Beautiful. I love it!
In The Boon Docks says
I really love this quilt! It is inspirational, beautiful and just terrific to look at. I love the quilting the way it is.
It’s beautiful! What kind of batting did you use? The quilting lines look super puffy.
Krista used wool.
Love the wonky geese and the quilting. Of course I love everything you make!
Cheryl Arkison says
Another awesome finish! You are lucky to have Krista handy. Have a great time teaching at Modern Domestic! It is one of the best spaces I’ve ever taught in.
Boy oh boy!! You should love this quilt, I’ve never seen anything like it! Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring!!!
Susan Strong says
I really like this quilt and love the background. Linen? Osnaburg?
This one’s background is Osnaburgh. Thanks!
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Rachel at Stitched in Color says
Wow, what a fantastic work!!!
I am SO looking forward to the workshop! See you on Thursday night at the guild meeting!!!
Kerry Smith, Bainbridge Island says
Love this quilt–not only the piecing, but also the stunning detail in the quilting! That would explain why you are “going crazy in Portland’!
I love it too!! This is amazing!!
Kayla Hoffman says
WOW! I am not a quilt person in regards to sewing them, but I do love me a cozy heavy quilt to cuddle up with. Normally, I can’t even find them visually appealing but you broke me! I love that quilt!
Maria M says
When I first married, when I had time, I quilted, I still have the quilts and now that the kids have moved out, perhaps I should start again. Love your blog.
Oh you so should!
The quilting on this is amazing!
This quilt is so beautiful! I love your work – it’s inspirational!
Thanks, It was a fun quilt to make;)