Sunday, June 20, 2010

Boxed Stripes #2

Boxed Stripes #2
 31" square, hand dyed cottons, fused, machine quilted $350 Email me

Since I took the process pledge, I will show some process pictures. This is the quilt sandwich with the top fused to the batting and the backing pressed nice and smooth. There is no fusible on the backing fabric.
I put a few pins in place for the initial passes of quilting, and then out they come as the piece is quilted. I stop every now and then to press the whole quilt and make sure no puckers or pleats are happening.





Choosing the thread color: should I go with the lavender or the green? I chose the lavender because...um...just because.






 I am still in love with channel quilting and especially on a quilt like this one where none of the blocks are truly square. The channels aren't straight either, so there!

After a quilt is finished there are invariably leftovers. The nice thing about fused leftovers is that they are quite ready for something else.




This is the trash.
And this is what gets saved.

And then #1 and #2 together.

17 comments:

  1. Anonymous1:30 PM

    That was worth waiting a day of no blog for! And thanks so much for describing the process. I'm gonna go heat up my iron...........

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  2. Nellie's Needles is a blog you need to see. She would take your trash and make a quilt!!! She is here in Knoxville area for the winter months and we save all our scrapy bits for her. Check out her blog and see what she does!!! Scraps are called Orts. So she does ort quilts. I took a class from her to learn how to do it. Puts scraps on the batting piece until they are arranged colorfully. Then puts tulle netting over that, then quilts. Backing can go on before the quilting, or after you have done some. She zigzags the edges and adds yarn around the edge for a trim.

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  3. Another beautiful new work!

    Kristin in SC

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  4. mouthwatering, again. Thanks for the tutorials!

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  5. Melody, I am amazed once more! What a beautiful quilt, I LOVE the lavenders and greens together! It's lovely in every way! It reminds me of the violets on my kitchen table! LOVE it!

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  6. I love the colors in both. And I get the process! Thanks for sharing. :-)

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  7. I love them both!

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  8. I love this! These are SO my colors! I have loved purple and green together ever since my 6th grade art teacher told me she HATED that combination. I was generally not a rule breaker, but that comment really sparked something in me and I had to explore those colors. (Thanks Mrs. Yelsik!) Great work Melody, I'm so inspired by your work!

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  10. I so enjoy your colorful and creative pieces and continue to be inspired.

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  11. Zieknits9:16 AM

    Green + Purple = WIN!

    Glad you're having fun with fabric again.

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  12. Gorgeous...as usual :) Do you audition your blocks on a design wall before you finalize the design?

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  13. I love your quilts! Thanks for sharing you process with us.

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  14. This is very very beautiful!!!
    I found your blog, and I think is very very nice all your handmade works!
    Congratulations!

    ;-D

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  15. Just lovely. Only recently found your blog and am enjoying both it and you! Thank you for sharing. KT-M

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