(Thanks Bell and Allison for holding my quilt and attending my workshop;)
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.
oh wow!!! I’ve never heard of that quick ripper, must check it out. Your quilt is just wonderful, and that quilting fits it perfectly.
I noticed they even have them on Amazon now;)
Awesome pictures of your quilt at Mukteo!
That was fun holding it in the wind,too.
I signed up for your class this Thursday, and they said I could use their sewing machine!
Can’t wait till I get mine back.
It was fun holding your quilt in the Windom Saturday!
I signed up for theThursday class and the shop has a machine for me to use! Yay!
That is wind!
I’ll be bringing mine for demo Bell, you’re welcome to use it;)
lori landenburger says
What a lovely quilt to remind you of happy times then, and now 🙂 that binding is great!
Beth Brecheisen says
I think that is the same pattern as the “Half-Square triangle quilt using the Four Seasons Block” tutorial that Missouri Star Quilting Co. has on YouTube. Only theirs uses charm packs so it’s smaller HSTs. I just made this quilt in the past month but wish I had made it in a larger block size. Your quilt sure does look cuddly with all the crinkly-goodness-fresh-from-the-dryer look!
It’s a classic pattern for sure. I’ve made many quilts I wish I would have gone bigger on for sure;)
I love that you re-did this. It is such a lovely quilt! I also have major issues with my ol’ Singer and pulling the fabric out of whack when quilting. I’ve recently descovered basting spray though and it has changed my freaking life, lol. So much better!
That’s likely a cheaper solution than a new machine!
Quilt Musings says
I am also absolutely in love with basting spray!
Jessie Stracener says
It’s beautiful, but what on earth is Preppie Bohemian? Typing that makes me feel old.
Haha, LAYERED Preppie Bohemian:)
Jessie Stracener says
Oh wow…I’m going to have to google that now.
Another great job. Congratulations on finishing so many – as per your resolution. Very impressed. You are a force to be reckoned with!
Sandy Panagos says
The pattern is very like the “Depression Quilt.” It is really beautiful. I love it when quilts come out of the dryer, too!
Quilt Musings says
That is really such a lovely and fun quilt. I love your improve triangle piece. I wish I were somewhere close so I could join a workshop!
It’s beautiful, and the quilting pattern on it is ideal. So nice to be able to use it now.
Love it…… congrats on another one finished!!
That’s such a beautiful quilt! And the Quick Ripper thing…wow. I’m new to this sewing world and definitely hitting the follow button on you!
this so cool! I wish i can learn this some day!
for the moment im still doing styling!
Liv Sewell says
A seriously stunning quilt!