Like many other quilters, I am giving my neighbors a daily quilt show. If you follow me on social media you have seen these photos. I'm sharing a quilt a day on my porch railing. I started with my first published quilt (found in the American Patchwork and Quilting Calendar 2013?) I want to make another spiderweb quilt using strips.
I quilted this on my domestic machine (before I got a longarm) and did a free motion ribbon candy in the background. I also quilted the selvages using rulers to stay parallel to the prints.
Gift Baskets is a quilt that appeared in my first book with C&T, SCRAP QUILT SECRETS, and it was also featured in the British Quilting Magazine, Today's Quilter. I have seen lots of amazing versions of this one and each of them are special to me.
This quilt was custom quilted by my friend Betty A. before I got my own longarm.
The selvage spools quilt appears in my second book with C&T, STRIP QUILT SECRETS. I made a second version of it using strips. The color blocking in each spool is fun.
I machine quilted each of these using rulers and free motion. The strip version has diagonal quilting on the strips to mimic the way threads are wound onto actual spools.
I quilted this on my Handi Quilter Amara using free motion with rulers in the selvage areas. It was fun and gave me lots of practice using rulers!
This Kansas troubles quilt is another quilt that has been completed and sitting on a shelf for a few years. It was also going to be in the now non-existent 3rd book. LOL I love making traditional quilts using selvages. This is another quilt that would be fun to make using strips instead of selvages.
I also played with my new Handi Quilter Amara and custom quilted this using the pro-stitcher. I flipped and rotated and stretched the design to fit the diamond background spaces. I used a free motion with rulers for the selvage areas.
I continue to share a quilt a day on my porch railing, rain or shine, for my neighbors to enjoy. I've run out of selvage quilts, so this one if from my first book SCRAP QUILT SECRETS. I like how the four patches make nine patches but not in the traditional arrangement. I also like how the orange sashing is complimentary (on the color wheel) to all of the blues in the quilt. I call it 4 Patch Plaid even though my friend Mary Ruth suggested I call it Screaming Orange. HAHAHA I love her!
I'm not getting much else done at the moment because my kitchen in torn apart. Remodeling is not for the faint of heart. I will be so glad when I have a functioning home again.
Let's hope the results will be worth the chaos.
Stay safe friends!