I just wanted to pop in and share a few of the items I am working on for my holiday show in December.
This is my favorite holiday collection this year, Blitzen, by Basic Grey for Moda. Every year Basic Grey designs another awesome holiday collection. Been working on a lap quilt form this collection (not ready to share the picture yet) and a few mug rugs too.
I finished sewing the binding onto my patchwork zigzag late Friday night.
It was washed and dried on Saturday to get all of that lovely texture! And then pictures on Sunday.
To tell the truth I was not sure what to expect from the quilting. I think I mentioned in my last post that I was concerned because some parts seemed to be much more densely quilted that others. But. I am thrilled with the way it turned out!
Looks like there is no "need" to go to the quilt shop for binding fabric for my Patchwork Zigzag Quilt, I have several Moda solids that match quite nicely. There are these two pinks, either of which would look nice.
Then there is red, kinda hard to see, sorry I took several pictures and this is the best I could do.
I think I am leaning towards this green, makes things pop a bit.
I have a few blues that would go too. Hard to decide which I like the best.
Finally finished! I started this quilt almost 3 years
ago.The fabrics are Midwest Modern II,
by Amy Butler and the solid fabric is Espresso, by Moda.The quilt top has actually been completed for
some time; I just could not figure out how I wanted to quilt it.I finally got inspiration from the Mod TV
Quilt in QuiltingModern by Jacquie
Gering and Katie Pedersen.This is a
great book by two very talented quilters and tons of inspiration.If you are not familiar with the authors, check out their blogs, you will see some awesome quilts! There are a couple of teechniques in the book I will be trying out real soon.
So, I stepped out of the box a little and instead of my
usual meander of loopy quilting I quilted in a lightning bolt, straight zigzag
lines, in no particular pattern.I think
I like the way the quilting turned out. I have never really loved this quilt and at one
point, almost unsewed the entire top.
For the binding, I did not like any one of the fabrics, so
it ended up scrappy, stips from a few different prints and the brown. Again, not so sure I like it, but it is done!