The inspiration for this quilt was a quilter and her pattern.
What I used from the inspiration: The basic block pattern, in pillow size.
The goals: To make a small quilt using the original block I made, plus 5 others, using solids and prints and using similar colors in different tints. To try and incorporate something I've never done before (inset seaming), and give the languishing metallic threads in my thread stash a second chance to shine- literally.
"Stitched" Derived Inspiration (No. 2) - 2014 (named from the stitch like inset seam joining the quilt panels)
39" x 50"
Quilt block: Canvas Quilt- she can quilt (Leanne)
Fabrics: All stash material, Kona black, steel, medium gray, ash, bright pink, medium pink, curry, maize, snow, azure) for the "stitch", and the canvas blocks. Various printed quilting cottons for block centers. 100% cotton flannel (pre-washed) for the backing, pieced.
Threads: Aurifil #2012 (top and bobbin), #2625 (top); Gütermann #10, 116, 110 (Top); Coats and Clark #V35 (top) and Sulky metallic #142, 7009 (top)
Batting: 100% cotton Warm and Natural
Binding: 2" wide straight of grain, color and layout inspired by comments on instagram.
Quilting: Bernina modified stitch #4, 5mm wide using a walking foot.
|Detail of center inset seam, metallic threads really show up on black, on the right.|
I used multiple different thread colors and types on the quilt.
Makes the otherwise solid background a bit more interesting.
|inset seam with glue residue. Not pretty, but it did the job|
Seam total width= 1/4"
Split binding detail, top
|quilt back with pieced flannel|
|binding detail lends pop of color to back of quilt|
|washed and wrinkly the "stitches" really standout.|
New things I did in this quilt that I haven't done before : Joining seam for the Canvas Quilt pattern panels- an inset seam featured in Threads Magazine, July 2014. Glue basting using a washable glue stick (when pins don't/can't do the job) and using metallic thread for quilting. (I think I finally figured out a trick to make it less unpleasant to use).
Thank you to Leanne (she can quilt) for use of her pattern, Canvas, #canvasquilt. Thank you all my fellow IGer's. I appreciate your binding suggestions.