Monday, January 30, 2012

I Finished One Too!


"Sit Down -- I Think I Love You"
30" by 36"
Yeah -- I stole the title from an old song.  I "accidentally" made a block that kind of looked like a chair and so I went with it and made some more.  And then I found some chair fabric in my stash, so I added some of that too.  The block in the middle came from the tiny stash of "finished" blocks that have been inhabiting my wall since I last posted.  It's probably my favorite.


These are the ones left over.  I think they need some friends.

I did some pretty basic quilting -- usually when I'm making something, I'm thinking about the quilting as I make it.  Not so with this.  Maybe because it's new?  But fancy schmancy feathers or loop-dee-loops didn't really lend themselves to this kind of piecing. I want to experiment some more with that.

 I used strips cut from a strata of dark hand-dyes for the binding.  I notice that most of these quilts don't have traditional binding on them -- I'll have to experiment more with that too.

7 comments:

  1. Congrats on finishing one fine quilt! I really like the "chair" element.

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  2. Karen, this is great - and a lovely little stretch for you, I think. :) Love the chairs and the title.

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  3. Wonderful......has an antique modern quality about it....nice work

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  4. This turned out wonderfully. It makes me want to get back to work on my bowl full of scraps. I am partial to chairs!

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  5. Oh I love this one too!! I love the neutral background. Really makes those "chairs" pop!

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  6. Your quilt is definitely fun! I absolutely agree with you regarding the quilting. I have the same issue on many of my quilts. I think you made some great decisions!

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