When my copy of 'Simply Moderne' magazine edition 10 arrived, I saw a quilt I wanted to make in one of the background photos. It wasn't one that had a pattern in the magazine, and it looked pretty straight forward to put together, so I just winged it. If you happen to have that magazine, it is in the background of the article about April Rhodes, on page 12. She has some really awesome quilts!
At our London Modern Quilt Guild summer workshop with Libs Elliott, my friend Michealanne was making her "Embrace the Chaos" quilt in her gorgeous "Shibori" fabrics (see them here). I ordered some cuts of these beautiful fabrics and pulled in Grunge Paperwhite for the background, and the fabulous Kona "Grellow" for the strips.
I created the blocks using the strip HST method. Created a strata, stitched both sides of the strata together with the Grunge paperwhite, and cut out triangles from the strata. Opening up the triangle, you get the HST (half-square triangle) block. And I did some strata with the grellow in the paperwhite instead of the shibori.
|Trimming the HST's|
|On the design wall|
To quilt this quilt, with my Bernina QMatic, I selected a simple wavy line, and one repeat, offset. Each pass had 10 rows stitched out. Man, did this quilt quickly and beautifully! After this quilt came off the frame, the stitch count on my Bernina Q24 reads 2,055,566 stitches. Not bad for having the machine since the summer! Do you see the great big, sloppy, happy face and happy dancing going on here with this magnificent machine??
|Stitch count on Bernina Q24 |
after quilting Shibori Grellow
2,055,566 stitches as at 07Dec2017
I love this "Grellow" - added another pop in the flanged binding. This is made with the technique "Susie's Magic Binding".
|Grellow flange binding|
Ta-da! I was happy to have this quilt done to take it for Show & Tell for our London Modern Quilt Guild December meeting. Here it is, outside in the snowy sunshine.
And as I was prepping to do this post, I did track down the pattern! It is available (a free download!) on the Live Art Gallery website. So many beautiful quilts! And if you've handled their fabrics, you will already know how awesome their fabrics feel. Their pattern is a different technique, and does give you a bit more freedom to pair pattern/pattern triangles as well as pattern/background triangles to make the squares.
|Hinterland Quilt by Sam Vanderpuy|
For the back, I dug into my bolt of Tim Holt's "Correspondence" wide back. Quilted with Quilters Dream 100% cotton batting, Glide thread top and bottom. This quilt makes me very happy!