January 21, 2013

the string quilt road less traveled

For a Winter Challenge, a few lucky Dallas Modern Quilt Guild members were able to get some Madrona Road fabric by Violet Craft and asked to make something, drawing inspiration from the guild. I really wanted to make a cross quilt, some I have seen made for members.  Not enough fabric for that but I did come up with a string quilt, something I ended up using all the fabric in. I did add white, grey, yellow, and navy solids, staying a little true to the color palette.

 Some of the seams are little off.  I could use a tutorial on HST, and sewing with bias cuts. and basting tighter. And de puffying a quilt. Ugh. Maybe if I could turn off The Bachelor while cutting/sewing, I would be a tiny bit more accurate.

 I quilted some mad- plaid  looking stripes, yay for straight line quilting. And if you WERE a darning foot, where would you be?

See the chop stick wrappers below? I was inspired to quilt using that pattern. Sometimes you are inspired from the weirdest things.

The back is a Bella Solid yellow with a bit of B/W Ta Dot. I am going to bind it in black? navy? It's too late to think about it today. I have two days until due date. 

I did I did I did! I did have enough scraps to make a 12 inch block for our giveaway of all 15 blocks by all the DMQG members who participated in the challenge.