Monday, April 4, 2011

Journey of a quilt

A long overdue post for my linen quilt.I thought it would be fun to see how this one came about.


I was inspired by Lotta Jansdotter scraps that I had been saving (ok hoarding) in my stash for awhile.Our PMQG was invited to have a special exhibit in the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show and I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to make my first quilt just for me and to work with linen. 


 I first started with a sketch.


Then I threw up pieces and a block I had experimented with on the design wall.
This was moved around a lot.I felt the arrangement was too busy and ended up with something closer to my original drawing saving the block for another quilt.

Next was a drawing with measurements for all of my cutting.

Making progress with the piecing.

 Top all together!

Spray basted quilt sandwich.

A little quilting action and you can see the backing which I love with the colors.

Finished!

Photo by Jen Carlton Bailly

Photo by Jen Carlton Bailly
I am so happy with it and am excited to just snuggle up on the couch but for now it is going to Pacific Northwest College of Art for a modern quilt exhibit! 


Pétra (Creative Mom)

3 comments:

Teje said...

Hi Petra! You made this quilt so beautiful! It's unique and looks different when most of the quilts are so full of pieces and colours! Sunny wishes from Teje

Creative Mom said...

Thank you Teje!

Trish said...

love it!