23 July 2017
Ok…I think I truly am going to need to work on my blogging updates. There just always seems to be time to sew or quilt, but not quite enough to write about it. Note to self… get crackin’!
So my Ode to Mondrian is finished and I did want to post a picture of it completely finished.
You’ll notice that I did not bind it traditionally, but used a facing instead. I love the clean finish on the this quilt and I really think it works. I followed the directions from art quilter, Terry Aske’s blog on her favorite quilt facing technique. As a garment sewer, it just makes sense to me. So…check it out!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
It is an absolutely beautiful spring day here in SE Michigan. I spent a good part of the day pruning raspberries and moving some blueberry bushes. Feels like Spring!
I also managed to get in the quilt room today to work on a wall hanging that I have loaded on the longarm. I was inspired by Piet Mondrian’s work and wanted to make a quilt using the same principles. Plus, it gives me a lot of negative space to practice my free motion quilting. My sister says that it reminds her of the mod dresses from the 60s. I just find it perky!
Happy Spring Quilting!
January 9, 2017
Over the holidays I managed to quilt and bind a small split rail fence top that my son pieced back when he was in elementary school. He’s now 24!. This Fall, I was cleaning out my sewing room to make space for the longarm and found the top in a box. So I decided it would be one of his Christmas gifts. It had been ignored way too long. The pattern was from an Alex Anderson book Kids Start Quilting. I did random lines in the opposite directions of the piecing in each block and some scallops around the border. Very simple.
Free motion quilted in opposite direction of strips