Inspired by Lee Heinrich's Sugar Snow Quilt from Vintage Quilt Revival (page 63) I made various sizes of flying geese and put them into "Migration Remix" blocks (from Love Patchwork and Quilting, issue 11). The remaining geese I sewed into rows.
I worked with graph paper to arrange the blocks into a 60 x 72 inch grid. And then the fun began!
I quilted this over about 3 days with lots of thread (Aurifil 2021) and had a blast. Not perfection...just fun!
I used a bit of each of the challenge fabrics in the otherwise white binding. I sewed a Michael Miller selvage, along with my label, into the binding. I used cotton batting from Pellon because they were a sponsor of Sewtopia. It drapes beautifully and I will use it again.
I'm calling this quilt Making Friends for two reasons:
- First - the obvious - I made lots of new friends at Sewtopia.
- Second - after 15 months I have finally made friends with my Handiquilter!
Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it up Friday. Have a great weekend!
Lovely! I really love the look of quilts with lots of negative space. Lee Heinrich is a great inspiration for those style quilts. Yours turned out beautifully!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Kitty. This is the first time I really played with negative space. It was so fun.Delete
This is beautifully done. Love it!
Thanks Ginia. It means a lot coming from you.Delete
I love flying geese with negative space! Your quilting is beautiful.ReplyDelete
Thanks Katherine. Flying geese have always been my favorite and now negative space is, too!Delete
Thanks for your kind comment in my blog!
What a fantastic quilt you made!
I just LOVE it!
Thanks so much Maja!Delete
Beautiful quilt, Karen! Love the way those fabrics pop against the white background and the quilting is lovely. Nice work!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Lorna. This is my first time with so much negative space. I plan to use the quilt and am wondering how long all that white will stay white! I really appreciate your stopping by and your comment.Delete
Hi Karen, Just wondering. Do you do the different stitching patterns on all of the white areas? are they separate blocks? I'm glad you had such a great time in Chicago with your new "stitching buddies".ReplyDelete
Hi Janet. Good question. In this quilt I organized the colorful blocks on graph paper then used the dimensions of the empty space to create blank (white) blocks to connect the colorful ones. I chose a different quilt patterns for each of the blank blocks. So the answer to your question is YES. I quilted the same pattern (meandering) in each of the colorful blocks and tried to scale the quilting to the size of the block. Hope that makes sense.Delete
Love how the varied stitching alone creates a wonderful and creative texture to the quillt and doing it on plain white makes it easier to see!! You are an artist. JDelete
Wow. Love your variety of quilting - makes the colors pop!ReplyDelete
Thanks Jen. I didn't quilt in any of the colors so that helps, too!Delete
What a fabulous quilting Karen! congratulations, your quilt looks wonderful!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Christine. I want to learn hand quilting so I can add that to my quilts as well.Delete
This is gorgeous. Both the design and the quilting. LOVE!!ReplyDelete