Thursday, October 30, 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Metro Lattice

I'm entering my Metro Lattice quilt into the Blogger's Quilt Festival  in the Small Quilt Category. I put the binding on it a couple of weeks ago and it's been out in my living room ever since (we'll ignore that I also have unbound quilts that live on the couch, too, until the spirit moves me to get my act together and finish them up).  The sequence of photos that follow are the quilt itself and the process from basting to binding. I did simple straight lines on this and bound with one of the Barcelona prints that I also used as the backing. It finishes at 48"x58".


Pippa helped me baste, as per usual. This picture sums up a lot of things: quilting, cat, and wine.

So many lines! Straight line quilting takes a lot longer than FMQ.

 I couldn't bind without my trusty wonder clips or supervisor in the background.


9 comments:

  1. I like pattern and colors! Beautiful work !

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    1. Thank you! Always nice to get happy feedback.

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  2. Hi Kitty! Beautiful quilt. I haven't tried free-motion quilting yet. It's good to know that it's faster than doing straight lines. One more reason to learn. :)

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    1. Thanks! FMQ is all about just trying it. Nothing really special, just play. Good luck, and go forth with FMQ!

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  3. Lovely quilt -- I like the contrast of the curved pieces and the straight line quilting!

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    1. Thanks! That was the idea. I couldn't come up with a good FMQ unless I custom quilted the whole thing with different patterns in the rings vs. the centers, but that would have taken a long time, so I went with the straight lines. I'm very happy with how it turned out.

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  4. I like this quilt! And I like your method! good luck!

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