Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Neutral Strings Quilted

I quilted this top in a single spiral on my home machine. It's easy to do although I didn't hold my hands properly. The package should be held to offset the natural tendency to stretch on the bias and I didn't do that.

Neutral Strings baby quilt

Washing and rebinding helped.

Back of neutral string quilt shows lovely scraps from Stephie and spiral quilting
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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Rayna, meet Sujata

I'm a fan of Sujata Shah's book Cultural Fusion Quilts and have tried out quite a few of her block designs.  A couple of weeks ago, I started making some crooked hourglass blocks.

It didn't take long before I wondered where I was going .... I added RED to the mix, cut a bunch of skinny strips, and started to sew.  About four years ago, I took a two day workshop with Rayna Gillman (Create Your Own Free-Form Quilts).  I love playing with the skinny strips!  Over the course of the next week or so, I kept the pieces up on the design wall and played around with it once in a while.

Last week I finished the quilting and today I finished the facing.