Sunday, February 8, 2015

A Finish for Me!

My lovely little guild, the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild, is working on its first charity quilt project. Members are asked to contribute 8 1/2" half square triangle blocks to make a quilt for a charity that yet to be named.  The colour scheme is based on QuiltCon 2015 colours... Each block will contain any solid grey plus one of these colours...white, chartreuse, burnt orange, sky blue, cerise and a deep turquoise in Solids or prints. (Here are the KONA colour names   Snow, Shadow, Wasabi, Cedar, Bahama Blue, Cerise and Glacier.)

Here's my squares all cut and ready to make HSTs  

I now have a nice pile of HST's made and ready to go.  Then.....from the trimmings and squaring ups and remnants, I had a nice pile of scraps and immediately set to work making a new scrap quilt. I saved out the Cerise scraps for another project.
I wanted to make a new improv pieced quilt and ended up with 3 x 12" blocks and 12 x 3" blocks.  What fun!  I am in my glory when making these kind of blocks.  
I sewed the squares together and then surrounded them with some yummy "Britten Nummers" from Ikea.   I even managed to make a scrappy binding.  

"Scrappy Nummers"

I quilted straight lines in sections.  I used a variegated thread from Wonderfil called "Tutti". #TU08.
It is a 50# cotton with distinct long colour changes.  I love the look it gave.  I had some tension issues with my machine and I am not super pleased with my stitch but it is what it is..My machine needs a good cleaning, we are way overdue.  On the back I used a very pretty Riley Blake floral with an orangey background.
I ended up applying the binding by machine. It's OK but I still haven't perfected machine binding and I don't think I ever will.  Just not a fan.

Here's a little look at some of the quilted areas.

My first quilty finish for 2015. Not sure yet where it will live.   
Hope you had time to do something quilty today.

 PS......HELEN BOWIE....if you see this, I would love to reply to your last comment but you are a No-Reply Blogger and I can't get in touch with you,  so if you read this, please email me so I can respond to you.  Thanks!


  1. Love it, Linda... especially the quilting. Thanks for including the list of Kona colours for the charity quilt. Now I don't have to look it up! :)

  2. Great finish!! You are so creative. P.S. If there is any word fabric still up for grabs, I'll take some.

  3. this is so great Linda! I love everything about this project. Isn't it fun when you find a technique you love! Happy Improv to you!

  4. So Cool! I love the quilting, and what a great use of your scraps and the numbers fabric. Not a fan of machine binding either, but it's kind of cool the way you did it with that special stitch.

  5. That is just gorgeous. Love the colors, design and quilting on it.

  6. Interesting colours your guild will be working with , will be watching to see what is created . Love the quilt , very fun colurs and design , great finish !!

  7. Linda I just HAD to check out this quilt from your header. It is totally awesome! The color combo, the design and that text fabric as the background ---Just so great! "Wasabi" Kona does come p with some great names eh?
    Pinning this to Quilt! Quilts! Quilts!


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