|Quiltmaking 2 by Pam Raby|
I wanted to create a quilt and class that builds on beginner-level piecing skills as well as introduce foundation paper piecing and mitered borders. Because of the symmetry in this quilt and especially the pieced outer border, it would be lovely as a table cloth. After this, an advanced class will be needed for those who wish to continue on. I have a few ideas I'm kicking around ... curves, LeMoyne stars and who knows what else!
For attendees of the summer escape to Hood Canal, Geri hosts a reunion in the store each fall where we gather with our completed or "work in progress" quilts to celebrate. Here is my version of the retreat quilt:
|Chopsticks by Pam Raby|
The pattern is "Chopsticks" by Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts. Her patterns are very well written with clear illustrations. This was my first triangle quilt! Because I used the Creative Grids 12.5" triangle ruler, it went together beautifully.
Here is a detail of the quilting. Parallel lines are stitched in the triangle "frames", a stylized "baptist fan" in the large triangle centers and a "trident" design in the small triangles. As soon as I finish stitching on the binding, I will post another detail shot of the quilting as well as a picture of the back.
|Detail of quilting|
The long, rectangular block is very clever ... I love the architectural style of this quilt; its structure is ideal for showcasing medium to large scale prints. All of the fabrics in this quilt are by Marcia Derse whose fabrics I absolutely adore! Carol Parks quilted it for me and I'll post a picture of her quilting soon I promise.
|Counterpoint pieced by Pam Raby|