I’m still working through finished quilts I’ve never posted to the blog. There’s still a few.
Out of all we made for Quilting Modern Stepping Stone was the one quilt I couldn’t wait to get back.
I am a firm believer in utilitarian quilts and prefer quilts that are soft, not cardboard stiff with quilting. Stepping Stone finished very supple. Large expanses of shot cotton on the front and an all flannel back was likely the largest contributor, but the batting (most likely Quilter’s Dream) and the thread Angela Walters used to quilt this one helped as well.
The flat shot from the book really shows the texture shot cotton’s cross weave can create when its turned in different directions. I often get asked in lectures and truck shows if the fabric surrounding the blocks is a different fabric from the rest of the background.
Think mossy Seattle path with stone pavers;)
We ended up placing this quilt in the Strip Tease chapter of the book, but it can easily be created building the frames with scraps. There are a lot of favorite fabrics in the logs surrounding each stone as I grabbed from my green and blue scrap bins for the analogous color scheme when creating this quilt.
When Island Quilter hung my show I was “helping” Anja. I noticed that it looked like it was hung crooked only to tilt my head and realize it wasn’t a square quilt;) This makes it even better in my mind. Who can tell when your all happy under it?
Now that the drywall is finished up in the studio, paint and flooring has been purchased. Hoping things will be rolling by the end of May.
Happy Week Peeps.
I’m teaching my last classes this week at The Quilting Loft as they finish up their liquidation and close;( I’ve been teaching there since 2007 and am sad to see them go. There are two spots still in Amebas. Please call the shop if you’d like to join in. There might be a spot left in Tuesday’s night class and Thursday’s day class, but I’m not a 100% sure.