I posted about how the design evolved here.
I know I will be making another, not sure if it will be in time to send off with this one though, but rotating every other strip set block to create a woven effect. This was suggested by a couple of readers, and I think it is a great idea! It was too late (and I was too lazy to unpick the already-sewn blocks) when I got the suggestions.
I did something I've never done before on this quilt, as well as something I haven't done for some time.
Something I've never done before is stitch in the ditch on my Bernina before loading it onto my Avanté. I've read that Sarah of Confessions of a Fabric Addict does this fairly regularly. I
|Empty bag!!! A good thing. I mainly used this batting (that's 3 quilts in a row, all for charity) and various smaller pieces of it and some Warm 'n Natural for this quilt. No affiliation. It's just a lovely soft, drapes-well batting. :-)|
|A few of the back with the vertical lines ditch-stitched|
|And the front: I stitched vertically on either side of the columns of strips blocks, as well as in the ditch between the border and the quilt top|
|Top edge pinned the first time...|
|Ready to quilt!|
And tout fini! Something I haven't done for some time is single fold binding. I had no choice; I had mere inches left of the pink text fabric.
|All kinds of crinkly quilty awesome-ness in the bright sun|
|close-up in the shade - can you see the word I randomly quilted? "hugs"|
|I did a loops and leaves and flower all-over meander|
This is all that's left!
Stay tuned for a pattern for how to make this quilt.
Pattern: Original design
Fabrics: scraps from my stash + purchased backing
Batting: the majority is Pellon Nature's Touch 100% cotton scraps + a couple pieces ofWarm 'n Natural
Threads: pieced with Gutermann; quilted with Robison Anton Rayon
Quilted on my Bernina (ditch-stitched) and FMQ on my Avanté
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