Fabric Collection: MODA, “Over the Rainbow” Collection By: Edyta Sitar
Thread: Auril 2370 for piecing and quilting
Batting: Quilter’s Dream 80/20
Before Quilting: 95″ x 95″
After Quilting: 92″ x 92″
After Washing and Drying on low in dryer: 85″ x 85″
So, I had a total of 10″ shrinkage in each direction (roughly 10.5 %). I’m not happy about that. I actually pre-washed and dried the batting before it was quilted. Maybe I should have pre-washed all of the fabrics.
These pictures were taken before the binding was sewn on.
I took the scraps and made a cover for my 2019 Quilter’s Planner.
This block pattern, designed by Terri Vanden Bosch, won the 2016 Accuquilt GO! Block Design contest. It is complicated enough to be show worthy, while at the same time, small enough to complete in a couple of days. Her fabric choices were not something I would have thought of, but they really work well within the block.
After 3 years, I have finally finished this quit. The pattern was found in an issue or Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting Magazine. I have lost the magazine, so I can’t post the issue of volume number. The name of the pattern is “Emily’s Wedding Quilt” and I think it can be purchased from the Keepsake Quilting website.
The pattern gives the illusion of curves, but is really only squares and triangles. Fairly simple. My blocks ended up being just under 9″. After washing and drying the finished quilt, the blocks measure around 8 1/2″.
Bella Solids in Snow for the background
Enchanted Forest Batik Collection
Warm & Natural 100% Cotton Batting
Sulky 30 wt. Quilting Thread
Aurifil 50 wt. Thread for piecing
The picture at the right shows the block and quilting detail. There are only 2 different blocks alternated throughout the quilt.
The machine quilting pattern was taken from Lori Kennedy’s Craftsy class, Divide and Conquer. I quilted the square flower design inside every square and triangle within the body of the quilt. The borders were quilted with a combination of loops, meandering and feathers. It is my first bed sized quilt and I learned a lot through the process.
I am most pleased with the colors of the fabric. Bella Solids in Snow was perfect for the background. It’s more cream than white and blends in well with the jewel tones of the batiks.
Pillows … in honor of the 99th birthday of our National Parks System.
The true wealth of our nation lies in our national parks. The amount of volunteer hours it has taken to create and maintain their trail systems is phenomenal. So, to celebrate our love of that, I’ve made 4 national park pillows to take out to the North 40.
I quilted topo map bandanas, backed and piped them with fabric to create the pillow envelope. They measure about 18″ x 18″. I hope they will fit into a large duffel when we fly out to Montana in a few weeks 🙂
The four parks represented are The Grand Canyon, The Tetons, The Great Smoky Mountains, and Glacier NP.