Hello dear reader,
Would you believe it’s taken me almost 2 weeks to recover from QuiltCon?!? It was a blast!
While I was there, I had the pleasure of taking a class with Denyse Schmidt. Here we are holding a couple of my blocks to make her Proverbial Quilt pattern.
At some point, I will make a quilt that says, “For we live by faith, not by sight.”
In addition to taking a class with Denyse, I had the honor of teaching at QuiltCon for the very first time!
I taught my Big and Bold workshops on large-scale freezer paper piecing. I had two wonderful groups of participants.
Everyone was so engaged and focused. It truly was an honor for me to work with these lovely, talented folks.
Here is the sample quilt I made for the workshop.
One of the things I love about this technique is that you can have a finished quilt top in no time. Because of the size of the pieces, the quilt comes together pretty quickly. Many people in the workshops walked away with a finished top!
For the quilting, I opted for straight lines that were about 1/2″ apart. I was going to do my go-to echoing of the shapes, but at the last minute, I changed my mind and decided to do something different. I marked random triangular spirals and echos in the individual pieces. I let the individual shapes determine the kind of marking.
I’m pretty happy with how the quilting turned out. I think if I had to do it over again, I would make the lines 1/4″ apart. There’s something about narrowly spaced lines that makes my heart sing.
Here’s a look at the back of the quilt. If you look closely, you’ll see different colored threads, matched to the threads I used on the front of the quilt.
I used facing to finish the quilt. I didn’t want a binding to interrupt the edges of the quilt and I was not up for piecing the binding to match the fabrics on the sides of the quilt.
This was my first time facing and I clearly have some practicing to do at the corners, but that’s how we get better. Am I right?!?
So now that I’ve recovered from QuiltCon, it’s time to figure out what’s next on my stitching list!