A busy week!
This quilt top has been in the 'to be quilted' pile for at least a year. Possibly two. It was made in a quilt-along with Anne-Marie of GenXQuilters and I've always intended to quilt it myself.
I was just hoping to make it a little more detailed than it ended up...
But it's done! I have the binding; I just have to sew it on. "Just."
Better pictures with front and back once I have the chance to take decent photos. (Which requires me, a camera, and one other person in the room all at the same time. This is not actually an easy thing.)
I've been trying to get enough of these two projects together to enter for the Sydney Quilt Show, and most of what I've managed is concept and layout. Hopefully that will be sufficient for them?
They're both modern, but because one can only enter one quilt per category, I'm going with the 'Art Quilt' and 'Modern Quilt' categories.
Do You Know Where You're Going To?
This is my choice for the 'Art Quilt' category - HSTs with Reese Scannell shot cottons and Kona Stone background: the arrows will weave their way around the quilt, leaving big empty spaces suitable for quilting.
I'm going to have to seriously improve my quilting before doing this one! Look at all that lovely empty space!
But before then: mathematics will be necessary to line everything up properly! That's going to be a pain. I can feel it.
There were alternative layouts, but I didn't like them as much:
This one started off as this collection of fabric choices:
And has slowly been coming together.
I'm planning to enter this one in the 'modern' category as an example of a traditional block (the split nine-patch) with a modern twist (a fabric that serves as the 'background').
Another concept idea:
I think this layout was a little too random for me.
Not sure if the blocks bordering the quilt are going to get used in the end. I sewed them up because I wanted 'bits and pieces' blocks as an example, but I think they might be almost too sketchy to be suitable for the quilt. I'll see how they look when I've got enough blocks to make a decent sized quilt.
But at least this one doesn't require any special mathematics!
The seed idea came from Sewlio Designs - her Mod D9P, the tutorial for which is here at St Louis Folk Victorian.
1. quilt more quilts (or get more quilts quilted) - I have a ridiculous backlog of quilt tops, many of which still need backing. And I need the practise!
Sydney Modern Quilt Guild
Sew-in this Saturday at Greta's Handicrafts Lindfield, from 10am til 2pm! Going to start on my Millfiori quilts. :)
What have you been doing this week?