Look Who's Walking
Inspired by the Lattice quilt ca. 1930 Haven Kansas from the book Amish Abstractions: Quilts from the Collection of Faith and Stephen Brown. I made this quilt as an entry for a juried exhibit that our local MQG challenge is participating in next month called Amish: The Modern Muse. Nine days start to finish was a whirlwind.
I love scrappy and graphic but have very little experience working in solids or straight line quilting, so it was indeed challenging. When I was quilting this we had record breaking heatwave and it was suffocatingly hot in my sewing room so I migrated out into the living room.
Because I waited to the last minute to start and was down to the wire with the deadline, there are areas where the intersections don't quite meet up. Although I wholeheartedly embrace the philosophy of Perfectly Imperfect, if I could turn back the clock I'd redo the joints that are distractingly misaligned. I'll share a close up of where they did match and spare you the eyesore. Changing up the thread color and path of the stitch line at whim was tricky but worth it.
A quick trip to the LQS to find the perfect brown binding (thank you Hart's Fabric for your impressive Kona selection)- the one on the left was closest to the color used on the inspiration quilt.
Choosing which quilt for the Festival was difficult because I really cherish those that came before. Linking up to Fall 2014 Blogger's Quilt Festival - Small Quilt Category
Started September 26, 2014
Finished October 5, 2014
Kona and Cotton Couture Solids, Cotton & Steel
Aurifil 50wt pieced and 40wt quilted
by me on my home machine, BabyLock Symphony
Previous Blogger's Quilt Festival Entries:
Giant X-Plus - Scrappy
Rip Tide - ROYGBIV
Tassels - Group/Bee
Ring Around the Briar Rosies - Baby Quilt
Old Italian Block - Scrap/ROYGBIV/Bed
Catalyst (aka Mod Mosaic) - my first time to participate