Hello! So after a many years absence playing with these 2 characters,
|Charity quilt, original design|
|Quilt for Abner Miller, based on Quartered Stripes tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Company|
|Log Cabin pillow, Workshop by Mary Fons|
|Log cabin quilt for my mom (my design)|
But none of these quilts makes me prouder than this quilt that I made for my nephew!
I finished the piecing many years ago, but my nephew specifically requested this wood grain quilting design, and when he requested it, I wasn't capable of quilting it well, so it got set to the side.
Fast forward to this summer, when I started renting time on a Handi Quilter Avanti machine at Spring Water Designs in Columbia, Maryland.
I first quilted several charity quilts to practice how to work the machine, and then I quilted this quilt, and I have to say that I just love the way it turned out. The overall wood grain design with a few areas where I featured pebbles and ribbon candy just makes me happy. I'd like to give a big thanks to Angela Walters for her wonderful books and the workshops she gave to the DC Modern Quilt Guild and the Needlechasers Quilt Guild. And thanks to Amy Ellis and Blogger's Quilt Festival for letting me share my work with a larger audience.
76" X 84"
Kona cotton solid with a mix of batiks for the chevrons
8+ hours of quilting time on the long-arm (quilted in 2 sections on 2 different days and then pieced together).
Piecing design from Jennifer Jenkinson of That Girl, That Quilt's "Chasing Chevrons" quilt-along
|Back of quilt|
|Outtake of my attempt at photography outside with wind and a toddler (but the colors are perhaps a bit truer in this photo)|