WIP Wednesday 6.19.13
I haven’t had much time to work on quilts this week, but when I have, it’s been all straight line quilting. I really loved the angles in Wyatt’s quilt, so I’ve been bringing that to other projects.
Late last week I got together with Peggy from the North New Jersey Modern Quilt Guild to plan out our charity quilt for people affected by the tornadoes in Oklahoma. There was a quilt top already assembled using challenge blocks made by our members (the challenge was to make a block using one or two colors that you don’t usually use, the “lonely crayons”), so it just needed some finishing.
I just outlined the blocks to give them a good foundation, then tied within them. Nice and quick so we can get it in the mail.
It’s being bound as we speak.
Yesterday I finished quilting the top of the new skyline quilt. I made angles up as I went along. It was nerve-wracking at first, but when I relaxed it was really fun, and I love the way they came out.
There’s some puckering, but I think that will even itself out when I wash and dry the quilt. This sucker is big– it’s such a workout moving it around.
From the front:
That means I just have to square it up and bind it, then assume a more relaxed schedule for the summer. I’m looking forward to all the fun we have planned.
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Your quilting looks wonderful and you are right…..washing and drying really changes the look of a quilt. Great job!
Yay yay yay. Can’t wait to see all these on Thursday!!! What’s the backing on the charity quilt? Love it.
It’s a colorful cheater– bright log cabin blocks. The whole thing is super scrappy. Can’t wait to see you!
I love me some straight line quilting. There is so much you can do with it, and I love how you made the lines up. The end result is so fabulous.
The quilting looks great! Here, here for a more relaxed schedule 🙂