I took my two latest finishes, Nosy Kitten and Glamp on a beach photoshoot. Both are oldies but goodies and had stalled at the flimsy stage and it’s so satisfying to have them completed. I'm preparing for a trunk show and they will be the perfect addition.
|Nosy Kitten 43"x 50" finish 22 in 2022|
Scrappy color grouping of drunkards path blocks set on point was my take on Jen Carlton Bailey’s Secondary Design workshop in Pasadena QuiltCon 2018. Mixing prints with solids and prepping parts without the endgame in sight isn’t for the faint of heart.
|2018 QuiltCon Workshop Progress|
I set myself parameters to bring out the best in the combination of blocks rather than creating them in reaction to what was on the design wall. Usually I reserve a final few to fill in as necessary and wanted the extra challenge.
|Light Lilac Aurifil 50wt|
Jen was so smart to have us bring the blocks already sewn since it was a design class and time was limited. My vision came together and I found a bold background at home in my stash. Having a composition that isn’t exactly uniform but is suggestive enough to read as intentional and interesting was my goal.
|Dropcloth Sampler Needle Book from Debbie|
|Amy Butler and Heather Bailey backing|
Backing and binding choices can almost as satisfying as all of those decisions making the top come to life. I posted in my Instagram story I called the quilt Kitty Smiles from memory and then found in my old blog post that it was actually Nosy Kitten.
Meet Glamp from Glamp Stitchalot
|Glamp 41"x56" finish 21 in 2022|
My sister and I attended Glamp Stitchalot in November 2015 in Ann Arbor MI. It was the first of many Quilty adventures together and we met so many wonderful people (blogged about HERE)
|Fabric Pull that I brought with me|
Six rock star instructors Tula Pink, Alison Glass, Sarah Fielke, Violet Craft, Jeni Baker and Katy Jones each designed a block for the Mystery Medallion and we chose our fabrics and layout.
As you may have noticed, I use striped binding a lot. It's good to keep in mind the scale that will show once sewn onto the quilt. Even though the colors were bold and not necessarily matching, the tiny sliver fools the eye. I took this photo below as an illustration to compare with the beach photo above.
Both are quilted with Light Lilac Aurifil 50 wt even though their palette is quite different. Here are a few more outtakes from the photoshoot just for fun. The sky was a beautiful blue and the beach a picturesque backdrop but my stand was no match for the ocean breeze. Good thing sand and a spray of saltwater didn't hurt a thing.