I have been working every day on this quilt, to get it done in time to enter in the Modern Quilt Guild fabric challenge. And I finished it, by the skin of my teeth. And it’s fabulous, if I do say so myself!
Some of the characteristics of modern quilting — use of grey as a neutral, large amounts of negative space, and free motion quilting it myself on a domestic machine. Check. These were all new things to me to try, and I enjoyed making this quilt, and learned a lot in the process. Is it perfect? No, but I’m sure the baby won’t care (coming soon for the administrative assistant for my department and her husband).
I did large feathers in a chevron pattern, only marking the turning point. The good thing about feathers is they’re supposed to be organic, so having size differences and uneven stitches really doesn’t look bad. Other sections received loops, or pebbles, or this really cool flower I put in the corners.
Finished size 42″ x 42″
Fabrics, Petal Pinwheels from Michael Miller, Kona Iron and Coal, Northcott yellow, Michael Miller Stitch Circle on the back.
This a new label technique to me and it went speedily. I cut a 5″ square of the Kona Iron, folded it in half, and used the embroidery letters in my machine to write the label (last name smudged for privacy). I then stitched it in place even with the raw edge and added the binding.
Lastly, I’m pleased to say this is my first finish of Q3, from the Finish-A-Long hosted by Katy at The Littlest Thistle (see goal-setting post here). Also linking to TGIFF at Quokka Quilts and Finish it up Friday with Crazy Mom Quilts.