Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Circus Circus Quilt (Just Finished Today)
Everything but the kitchen sink went into this colorful queen size quilt.
I auditioned a number of fabrics, including scraps from other projects.
I made some flying geese with the scraps.
After sewing a number of blocks, and strip sets, I started to assemble the quilt top.
I quilted simple swirls in various sizes edge to edge
using a variegated thread of red, green, turquoise, and blue.
I really let er' rip not worrying about lines touching sometimes. It is important to stitch fast to get into a fluid motion. I try not to over think the process.
I stitch an open ended circle, swirling to the center, then back-tracking (stitching backwards) out of the circle and immediately moving to the next swirl.
I loosened the tension on the frame to better see the stitch pattern.
Look at the backing fabric on the top take up rail. I couldn't pass it up.
I used Warm and Natural 100% cotton batting.
Tomorrow--I start another quilt. Probably a chevron quilt.
(I'm supposed to mow the lawn tomorrow
but life is so much happier in the studio w/air conditioning).