Turkey Tracks: May 7, 2012
Bar None Quilt
“Bar None” is all finished. I LOVE this quilt–from the way it came together to the quilting in it and the binding of it.
Here’s how it started on the design wall–after I took a strip of the rectangles to Marge’s Mainely Sewing and, in passing, waved it over this purple/lime green fabric–which just made everything sing. It’s going to be a bar quilt–with a strip of what is called “Chinese Coins”–or rectangles stacked into a bar.
Next came the blue and green borders, which I found on a rainy day at Fiddlehead in Belfast–lovely contemporary fabrics there:
What’s fun about this quilt are the lively colors–I adore the purple and green and the clearer blue all together.
The girls like it, too. Both wanted pictures taken on this quilt.
Here’s a close up–see the swag quilting on the green border and the really fun toothy leaves in the blue border–I’ll use those again in the future. The green border is done with green thread, and the blue border with blue thread.
Here’a another view:
Here’s a close-up of the borders and the terrific polka dot magenta binding:
Here’s the backing–which is a kind of reversal of the purple on the front–blue with tiny magenta dots:
I don’t know if the next photo will do justice to the free-hand quilting–it’s some of my best and I felt really good doing it on the long-arm–it’s a three-leaf pattern combined with a kind of twining vine that works like a meander to help me travel around. The thread is a variegated purple, green, magenta, blue blend from Signature.
It’s going to be hard to part with this one!