I was asked if I would be interested in donating a quilt for a community fund raising auction. I accepted the challenge. Yes, it was a challenge as I had only one week to complete it.
I chose the Here & There pattern by Denyse Schmidt.
I actually won the pattern along with these other goodies when contributing to this fund raiser last summer. I decided to use my prize and "pay it forward". So this quilt for this auction is first!
The herringbone, or tire tread pattern, is made up of Denyse Schmidt's Chicopee fabric (available here). The solid is Kona in bone.
I altered the size of the pattern to make a throw quilt. It measures
about 57" x 70". I used a few of the extra pieces on the back. I
like pieced backs. They make it sorta like getting two quilts in one! I also like striped bindings.
I wanted to put a bit of Alissa Haight Carlton in this quilt as well. She hosted the Action Kivu fundraiser last summer. Quilters may be shocked to learn that I had no idea who she was at the time. Since then I have learned about her dedication to the modern quilting community. So I quilted this with a pattern she suggested for her Cobblestones quilt in her book Modern Minimal.
So a tire tread on cobblestones if you will. Here & There around town. Paying it forward.
Another Finish it up Friday link with Crazy Mom Quilts.
I love the simple pattern in this quilt and the quilting is perfect for it. Great job.ReplyDelete
Thanks Donna. I think this is an example of how sometimes less is more.Delete
Hello there! I recognized your blog name from our Instagram QAL so I had to check you out! That's a lovely quilt and so nice of you to pay it forward. I love your photos around that quaint town...is it in southern US?? It looks so familiar to me.ReplyDelete
Hi Casandra. Welcome! Aren't you just loving those big Wallflower blocks?Delete
It was a dreary day for photos and I was hurrying to get them in before the rain. Our town is quaint but busy. A small piece of Pure Michigan!
An amazing quilt that should bring some great interest and hopefully large bids.ReplyDelete
Thanks. It was placed in the silent auction section and did better than I expected. Thanks for stopping by.Delete
Great quilt, fabric and quilting! Great to see you paying it forward.ReplyDelete
Thanks. The Sew Together bag is on my list. I love yours.Delete
Wow! Gorgeous! Great choice of fabrics and beautiful quilting.ReplyDelete
That is beautiful! I really like the way you quilted it.ReplyDelete
Such a nice quilt! Do you mind if I ask what color your use on the back? How did you quilt the square pattern?ReplyDelete
Hi and thanks!Delete
I used Kona in Bone on the back along with some yardage from Chicopee.
I free motion quilted this row by row. I started by marking 2 inch squares for the first row. Each succeeding row was built off of that. I made a few marks for each row, just to stay on track, but they are not perfect squares. (Neither are real cobblestone streets - which was the look I was going for.) The idea came from Alissa Haight Carlton's Cobblestones quilt in her book "Modern Minimal". (Link in the blog post.)
If this doesn't make sense email me and I would be happy to send you a diagram. runsewfun (at) gmail (dot) com. (You are a no-reply blogger so hopefully you will get this.)
Thanks for stopping by.