Friday, March 4, 2016

Keeping It Together Again

alidiza: Keping It Together Again
I've been keeping this one under wraps until I could get it gifted but now I can finally share.  I originally planned this as a larger version of my Keeping It Together quilt, a mix of 9 patch blocks interspersed with wonky 9 patches.  I'm not good at repeating myself and eventually I got bored with the original design so I started adding other blocks.  My favorite is the wonky star/starfish.

I quilted this at Laurena's longarm.  This simple wavy pantograph was the perfect way to ease back into using the longarm.
alidiza: Keping It Together Again
It's been awhile since I made bias binding.  I love this funky fold technique!!!  I pieced in a couple of strips of the school of fish fabric, it feels like they're swimming out of the quilt.

alidiza: Keping It Together Again
This would have been better with a beachy photo shoot but in the interest of getting it gifted I had to go with a frigidly cold day.  Here I managed to catch a well timed guest of wind to show off the back.

Checking in with this week's Finish it Up Friday by Crazy Mom Quilts and a finish for Q1 of  the 2016 Finish Along.

Quilt Stats:
Finished quilt is 49" x 62"
Fabrics: Assorted batiks from stash.
Pantograph: Happy Times by Hermione Agee.
Batting: Quilter's Dream Orient Bamboo.
Thread: King Tut De Nile (#927).