My Shattered Plus quilt contains 121 quarter square triangles in 20 different shades of Kona Cotton and arranged in a plus pattern! The finished quilt measures 67" square. The backing, which I regret that I did not take a picture of, is white pin dot on black. Nothing fancy, and I have had the polk-a-dot fabric in my stash for a long time. The binding, however, is fancy. I used the left-over fabric from the QSTs to make the binding just as colorful as the quilt top.
I used Hobbs Heirloom Premium 80/20 Cotton Blend Batting for the first time on this quilt. I figured a loftier batting would make the quilting pop more, and it sure did. I also used gold Isacord thread for the all-over free motion swirls.
And since I never feel like adding labels to my quilts, I have decided that I should just quilt my signature into the quilt. :)
My design wall has had gypsy wife blocks on it for almost a year and a half. Well, now my design wall is empty, but only for a short while. The Gypsy Wife quilt is finished!
The quilt is approved by Ginger #1! She is starting to show some interest in sewing. So exciting!
I custom quilted my gypsy wife quilt with Isacord thread in gold. The strips are quilted with an all-over, free motion bark design.
Each block is quilted with loops, squiggles, swirls, and lines. It took a full week to quilt!
I left some areas unquilted so that they would pop and give the quilt more depth.
Wool batting was used. So the unquilted areas really pop nicely.
For the binding, I used Art Gallery Squared Elements in Merlot. I totally planned on going with a gold binding, but in the end purple surprisingly won out.
For the backing, I used Windham Wideback Text in black. To me, it was made just for the gypsy wife quilt...perfect match.
One more full shot...LOVE! The finished size is 59" x 68".
In other good news, two of my quilts won first and second place ribbons in my local fair, Dixon May Fair. I was so shocked and happy! Sudoku won first in the Machine Quilted by Exhibitor, Lap/Twin Quilt category. Home For Christmas Medallion won second in the Machine Quilted by Exhibitor, Double/Queen/King category.
It was a perfect weekend, and I had a perfect Mother's Day! My girls each picked crafty presents for us to do together. Ginger #1 chose a paint set, and Ginger #2 chose a stamp set. I'm so happy they love art too!
Hello, Farm Girl friends! It's Katie here, and I am so glad that you are joining me on the Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along blog hop. I absolutely love Lori's latest book, Farm Girl Vintage! There are 45 stunning blocks packed into this lovely work...a serious feast for your quilty soul!
I love the Folded Corner Clipper for all of Lori's patterns. It chops off the corners, leaving a quarter inch seam allowance. No need to draw that diagonal line!
So, why not make three blocks?! Here is my Autumn Star table runner. It finishes at 12" x 36". I bound it with Sara Lawson's Jungle Ave in Dotted Boulevard. Yes, I did use this blog hop as an excuse to buy macroons. I needed them to make this photo even lovelier (nom nom nom).
OK, let's switch tables because there are macaroon crumbs on the other table...
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Check out Sew Fresh Quilts today to see Lorna and her adorable baby chick block. I can't wait to see what you make, use #farmgirlfridays. Happy Mother's Day to all you quilty moms out there!!! Enjoy your weekend!
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I received a lot of questions regarding the cutting mat in the pictures...It is a We R Memory Keepers magnetic cutting mat.
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