Thursday, November 3, 2011
Since I'm leaving tomorrow
After getting the pattern drawn, it was time to pick out fabrics for the quilt. I had found a fabric that looked like a stormy sky, going from a light greenish/blue to a very dark from one edge to the other. I decided that if I used the light at the top and gradually got darker until it was the darkest at the bottom, it would resemble fabric pieces hanging over a stormy sky background. For the blocks, I dug out a lot of blue-green, blue, blue-violet, violet, and a bit of red-violet batiks. I cut one block at a time off of the big pattern, cut it up, and then strip-pieced batiks on the block pieces that needed them using something I'd learned in a workshop with Ricky Tims, and used the storm fabric for the other parts of the block. This took some time, as you can imagine, but eventually the blocks were all sewn, and sewn together. For the back of the quilt, I had another colorway of the sky fabric on a nice day and a piece of water fabric. I quilted it from the back, using hologram thread in the bobbin for a sparkly look on the quilt top. The quilting design is from a spiral template. The spirals overlap, some seeming to be behind the others. I quilted it with my Pfaff 1475 CD with the built in walking foot. I'm going to have to take a better pic of the quilt for my next post, when I tell you about the award ceremony in Houston that year.
Posted by Pat in Rockport, TX at 9:44 AM