Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Timber Quilt

{ quilting }
all over meandering free-motion stippling
My little Janome really does a nice job, although every now and then it skips a stitch causing the darning foot to get caught on the thread. Then I start to get angry.
Which is why I took training classes to use the big, cool, phat LONG ARM machine at my LQS...
More about that in January, to be sure!

{ size }
60" x 42"
Lap Size, I'd called it.
I was going for "get it done fast" so I used 9 whole fat quarters, if you cannot tell.
Does that make me lazy? Nope, just in a hurry to get a bagillion things done.
You've done it too - be honest.

{ fabric }
Front: Jessica Levitt "Timber" collection in berry.
I also added a FQ of "In The News" newspaper looking fabric... its rare (OOP?) but I still have another FQ left. I'm hoarding it for a black and white quilt I hope to start some day.
Maybe in 2011? I do hope so!

{ fabric cont. }
Back: Kona Cotton in "terragon" which is a nice little contrast to the pinks and blues on the front. I was a tad short on the green yardage so I dove into my stash of Leaf Path from the Dill Blossom Collection (which apparently is hard to find now as well because I can't even provide you with a link!) What's up with that?

{ binding }
Pieced... A little In The News, a little green and a little creme.
In The News is my favorite, no doubt!
On larger quilts I like to finish the binding by hand.
It just seems proper. Call me old fashioned.

Available in my Etsy shop. Makes a great gift! (wink wink)


Melanie said...

I will admit I have never made a quilt completely out of whole fat quarters, but I definitely will!! That is such a good idea to make a quick gift. Love your fabric choice!

Stephanie said...

I've done it too, although like you I won't cut time on hand sewing the binding...priorities! :) Lovely fabrics!!

Beth said...

OOOHHH, you'll have to tell me how the long arm class went, I want to take it, too!

Laura said...

aw, very nice! i'm so impressed that you're able to quilt and work on projects AND keep up with Eli. having a child has shown me that i am a very bad multitasker. tips?!? the quilt looks great!

Cara said...

Very cool! The large fabric shows off your machine quilting skills nicely.

Aunt Spicy said...

Totally love the bright colors!

Jill said...

What a fantastic idea for binding, I've never thought of using text printed fabric for binding, but this looks amazing!