Friday, June 26, 2015
Midsummer Night's Dream
I can rest on this one . . . a great summer quilt
I was inspired by Jenny Doan's YouTube tutorial on her Irish Chain Quilt.
Simple Irish Chain
getting the layers loaded on the quilt frame
Lots of 2.5" scrappy strips (leftovers) to build this queen size quilt 90 x 102
One great thing about loading a quilt is--it forces me to stop and super-clean the studio floor so I don't draw up crazy lint and threads.
My Feather Bouquet edge to edge free style is relaxing to stitch
I used up the last bits of some of these scrap fabrics.
Some of those fabrics I'll really miss--like the Robert Kaufman "hidden cove", a watery blue with fish swimming 'round. Sliced up into little sections, only parts of fish show up here and there.
The nine patch finishes 6". On a field of crisp white, I'm happy having so much negative space to quilt to show off the feathers, interrupted by 2" chips of color.
A full day's work to long arm quilt, and less than a week to piece.
When presenting a variety of color, I sure rely on basic color wheel to make quick decisions, but not too obvious, and expectations of a random look.
No problems quilting this one--I used Glide thread, and 100% cotton batting.
Rolling it off the frame
Swirl sequence of the Feather Bouquet design
Light streaming from the south full glass doors.
Quilt looks great.
I took lots of pictures of the free style quilting. It is fun.
I flipped up the bottom, so you can see the backing with panel insert.
View of the backing
I finished the quilt just as we lost our precious little dog Rainie.
I wish it were all a dream. Jon and I miss her so much.