Monday, January 1, 2018

Light - in progress

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Light is a quilt still in progress, here she is on my king size bed. She still needs a binding and to have all those thread ends from the quilting mended in.

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I used an idea I saw my friend Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl use of placing different quilting patterns in different strips on a quilt. My "rule" was that every other row would be lines of some sort and the rest would be to try, practice other motifs. Some of those motifs I will do again, some I was happy to finish the row.

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I am interested to see how washing and drying will change the texture and look of the quilting motifs and the quilt itself.

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To make this quilt I took 3 jelly rolls of Kona solids that I had acquired over the years and divided them up by colours and sewed them together and then cut the strips into about 70" lengths. Now I think that 80" would have been a better width for the bed but this will still work nicely.

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I used a rainbow of quilting threads, all Superior Threads King Tut 100% cotton. I used about one bobbin per two rows of colour. So a lot of thread is in this quilt.

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I am planning to quilt a lot more this year. So I have ended/started the last and new year as I hope to carry on.

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I did photograph this quilt while my dear spouse was napping. He is a very patient guy. Also he is happy to have a new quilt for the bed.

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I am also planning to be in this space more this year.

All the best to you and yours for the New Year!

Best,

Leanne