My entry for Spring 2013:
Name: Random Containment
Finished : ~68"square
Category: Throw quilt
I had done a tutorial on random piecing for the Saskatoon Modern Quilt Guild and then wondered what to do with the product. I ordered up some Kona Ash and decided to let my random pieces all where they may, so to speak. To give the centre a little something, I improv pieced all the scraps. The result is that this quilt ended up with less than a full handful of trimmings and scraps leftover! Yay!
I wanted this piece to embrace "modern"as much as possible so I went with very dense quilting using 40w orange thread and mostly organic straight lines. I figured that the irregularity of the straight-ish lines would add more texture than pin-straight. And I'd be less likely to tear my hair out trying to achieve pin-straight.
The back is pieced entirely with scraps and stash.
|Oops! This was before the label went on...|
|The early stages...|
It's also a challenge to get things done on a deadline when the sun is finally shining and your sewing space is wee.
And just a reminder.... Check the back of your work frequently. Trust me. Ripping ten 68" lines.... not terribly fun. Picking up tiny threads from ripping ten 68" lines - even less fun. Thank heavens for lint brushes!
Thanks for stopping by! Thank you, too, to Amy and the wonderful sponsors of this festival. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. :-)
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