|Probably the most accurate colour for the rich red/burgundy|
I quilted it with an all-over design of Christina Cameli's called "Cherish". It kind of just happened as I made my first swoop on the quilt top. I really like this one, and it is just a small step up from meandering, so a good 'next quilt' for Avril and I to get back in sync.
here on a Throwback Thursday post. The jewels fabric at the bottom is from the backing of a kaleidoscope I did in a class with Deb Tilley years ago. She is a portégé of Paula Nadelstern's. Neither piece was big enough, so I found another purpley fat quarter to add to each end which is old too, but oddly it reminds me of a Sarah Watts design for Cotton & Steel. Finally the strip in the middle is a piece off a 4-yard cut I snagged for a potential backing last Fall when we were in Ohio at Pink Doxies Julie's Fall Retreat and, of course, went shopping in Amish Country.
|Notice the strip of Kaffe fabric there?! Left over from the Three-Quarter Patch Tote I made for a Craftsy review. I use that bag 4X/week to take my yoga stuff to classes I teach!|
After washing, snuggly central, ha:
I quilted two words and two symbols in the bottom row of the quilt:
|Welcome with a heart|
|Peace with a maple leaf|
I had troubles with the thread for the last row of the quilt, and it started when I ran out of my own self-wound bobbin and just threw in a pre-wound one I'd got in a sampler from Superior Threads. I love their thread. I think I just needed to monkey around more with the tension, but this bobbin thread switch wreaked havoc with that final row. I ended up going over the words on my Bernina with the Fufus thread, a Güterman in the bobbin, because I was unhappy with the Avanté tension. But I didn't rip out the Avanté one. As you can see, it did sink in fine after washing.
I will be dropping it off at the Mosque School of Ehlul Bayt, who is accepting all the basics for setting up a household, after yoga on Friday. The City of Windsor has taken in just under 1400 refugees see info here, and I hope that this quilt will be the beginning of me helping out however I can. I plan to swing by the Sexual Assault Centre that same day and take them Kringle Trees. And now I have a couple of my own family quilts plus one more refugee quilt, a Canada one, to get cracking on!
Pattern: original design based on a photo, somewhere...
Size: 50" square; after quilting and washing: "47.75 X 47.25"!
Fabric: scraps; the red is stash bought for a different project, but never used
Batting: thin polyester bought at Zinck's in Ohio
Quilted: on Avril the Avanté
Threads: pieced with Gütermann; quilted with Floriani Fufus rayon thread, Bottom Line in the bobbin
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