Quilter's Academy - Volume 2 - Sophomore Year

Vol 3 - Junior Year

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Vol 2 - Project 11 - Ian's Quilt

The quilt is finished, but the binding still needs some hand sewing.

Yes, those are sea turtles .........

They've been appliqued on with raw edge quilting

There is one on the label too

Ian had a special affinity for sea turtles, so I wanted them on his quilt.

He won't get to see them though.  Sadly, my brother passed away yesterday.  I am taking the quilt to his family instead.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Vol 2 - Project 11 - Harriet's Navajo Dreams - Ian's Quilt

The top is finally finished........... here it is!

Sadly, Harriet's advice (see comments previous post) about not using the square to cut the blocks, but measure the 1/4" seam came a bit too late.  I had to do some creative sewing, but managed to not lose any points.

I auditioned a couple of background fabrics, one was too busy and another too pale.  This one, which reads black from a distance, is actually covered with tiny brown and grey dots.

Not all the fabrics worked well when cut up into 1" squares - particularly those with animals or pictures - it's a bit disconcerting to find a kangaroo with a lizard leg stuck to it's nose!  The fabrics with all over prints or large repeats looked great though.

I'll baste the sandwich tonight and get started on the quilting tomorrow.  I'm going to use the book as a guide here and do all straight stitching as in the example.  It looks great on Harriet's quilt and will be faster to do I think