Saturday, December 1, 2012

{Introducing} Seaside Improv

 Seaside Improv is done!  And just in the nick of time to submit to QuiltCon! Yipeee!  *Just* finished the online entry deal with only a few hours to spare!  I guess we'll hear by the end of December who has made the cut.  I'm only entrant #633 so I wouldn't be surprised if mine isn't chosen for the show.  I'm sure all the other 632 quilts are more amazing than my little exercise in improvisation!

 For the quilting I did a random (and sparse) cross-hatch design.   I'm happy with how it turned out considering I tried some wavy quilting and had to rip it out due to how horrible it looked!  I think the straight quilting is modern, and fits the design perfectly.  

The binding is 95% Kona Cotton in Coal grey, but I added about 12" worth of scraps from the top, just for a bit of interest.  After all, this is an improv quilt, right?! 

 I wimped out on doing a pieced backing and pulled this vintage bed sheet from my fabric stash.  I found it at a garage sale this summer for a buck or two.  I know its the epitome of NOT modern, but the colors worked, and I rather liked the juxtaposition of super modern and super... vintage!  Who really scrutinizes the back of a quilt anyhow?  Hopefully not the judges at QuiltCon!

{Seaside Improv Stats}
Size: 61" x 85"
Design: by the seat of my pants, although each "block" is 21" long
Fabric: all sorts, from my stash
Quilting: straight line in a random cross-hatch design
Binding: by machine
 Will reside: in my living room, unless someone buys it at QuiltCon!

Thanks for stopping by!


Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

This is gorgeous - I love it!! Good luck :)

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Nice job...good luck in the show!

Carla said...

Love improv. This looks very snugly ; ) said...

I like the quilting. It complements the piecing and was probably a bunch faster than all those wavy lines. Have fun at Quilt Camp!

Bolamo Design Studio said...

It turned out amazing, Cristin!I can't wait to hear if it gets it....I'm so sure it will. It's gorgeous.

Marion McClellan said...

I have those sheets from my grandmother. They are SO soft!!! Your quilt is BEAUTIFUL!!!