Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Embracing the Chaos Done!

Back in September, I took a one day class, "Embracing the Chaos" with Libs Elliott through the London Modern Quilt Guild.  I came home after the class and finished piecing my class project, picked out some backing and cut the batting and then set it aside.  I needed some time to think about how I might quilt this...


I have taken a two day walking foot quilting class with Jacquie Gering and spent some time looking through her "Walk" book considering possibilities for how to quilt my project.  I wanted to try something I had not done before and decided to use her "Geometric Curves--quadrilateral variation" (page 61-62 of her book if you have it in your library).  I used by disappearing purple marking pen and some green painter's tape to mark each line as I quilted.  The quilting lines are all straight, but it appears that some of them are curved in the finished design.



Can you see the curve?


It took one evening plus a couple of hours on Saturday afternoon to finish the quilting.  I added the binding, a navy blue Kona cotton solid, on Saturday evening. We went to visit my MIL out of town on Sunday so I took my quilt with me to work on the binding in the car.


By the time we got home, it was done!


My favourite quilt holder in action!


The backing is the same aqua dot fabric as on the front of the quilt.


I am ready for show and tell at the London Modern Quilt Guild meeting this week!

12 comments:

  1. I like Jacquie's way of quilting and have two of her craftsy classes. Your quilt looks great.

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  2. I like the walking foot quilting too and wish I could take her class. Congratulations on your finish!

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  3. Beautiful quilt, and great quilting!

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  4. This is such a beautiful piece and a lovely example to show all that you learned from the classes you attended. Have fun during show and tell!

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  5. A few people I know took the same class in Ancaster....wish I had known, sounds like everyone had a lot of fun!

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  6. While I'm not a lover of chaos or modern quilts, I do love this!
    Very fun... I see arrows pointing hither and yon and love the energy of this piece!

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  7. Love your quilt. The colors are amazing!

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  8. What a lovely quilt, the colors are just gorgeous.

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  9. What a fun quilt. Great colors, too.

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  10. Oh your quilt is so lovely and vibrant, I love Jacqui's classes on Craftsy, she's so inspiring, well done on a great finish.

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  11. What a pretty quilt. I the the fabrics and the geometric style of it.

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  12. That is such a cute little finish! I also love your snowman pillow in your header. I want one. I should start making extra blocks for a pillow because they would be fun to spread around the house. They give a home a cozy feeling.

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