Friday, March 20, 2015

A Quilter's Mixology

Wonderful perfect curved piecing by Linda D
from a quilt in A Quilter's Mixology
by Angela Pingel

We both zeroed in on this quilting design
Mid-Century by Patricia Ritter
I changed it up a little for Linda's quilt by elongating the design and making the circles oval instead of perfectly round. Quilted with Superior's So Fine #50 thread in a medium gray. Just the right value to add texture to Linda's quilt but not interfere with the prints and graphic nature of this quilt. Batting is Quilter's Dream Blend. I recently tried So Fine #50 and like it much better than Bottomline. Both have their advantages, the latter if you want the thread to disappear the most, it's as thin as hair! 

It curves at the bottom only because of how it is hanging here.
Linda's plans for this quilt is a wall hanging in her living room. I was very careful with the direction of the warp in the backing and batting to make sure this will hang nicely :0)
Yes, most batting has a warp just like fabric as well as a front and back!

Kelly fell in love with this top when Linda brought it into Honey Run Quilters for backing, which I just discovered I forgot to take pix of, will have to add that.
Added is a pic of Linda's quilt with the backing folded over the top...

It's a great fabric, perfect for this quilt. If you are interested in the book, Kelly ordered it and it will be IS available at Honey Run. Linda's top has some of the same fabrics, from Moda's Persimmon from Basic Grey that Kelly used in The Big Wedding quilt she made. This is Kelly's quilt hanging up at the store...
completed with binding. Kelly does the best binding!
If you are looking for someone to bind your quilt, Kelly is your go to person!
Looking forward to seeing Kelly's next quilt and it will be a class at Honey Run!

Thank you Linda :0)
Make the time to take some stitches because...
"We will be known forever by the tracks we leave."
Native American Proverb
Enjoy your weekend, tot ziens, Jo

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