Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Memory Quilt - the Evolution

This was to be the plan from the start.... it was a good size here...

but once the blocks were joined, it shrunk 3" x 4", so more blocks would have to be added..

The corners were supposed to tie into a story about how she would be navigating her life going forward with the Mariner's compass print.

She selected the back fabric, from these options.

Modern hash

Digital print (my favorite)

Cheerful and feminine 

I like the pac man quality of the corners..

The corners were kept consistent, using the back fabric for the corner blocks.

There were a few things to be added yet, a monogram?  comedy, tragedy masks to represent acting, and what else?

Her initial in double to balance the masks in the opposite corner.

The masks

The heart, because we love her.

The world, before her....

Monday, August 8, 2016

The finale.... the graduate's quilt

It's a bit bigger than planned but I think that's a good thing.  This is just a collection of photos of the process, and the final result.  My fingers are enjoying the switch from needle and thread to the keyboard.  Enjoy...

Pressing the seam allowance

Picking the backing and binding fabric, truly, a better fit does not exist.

Making the sandwich.

Using the walking foot....

and the magnifying glass accessory

 Tying off and sinking the thread....

Checking for pleats... this pattern is fabulous for hiding sins :)

Adding the binding...

Hand stitching the binding, it looks phenomenal, even I am surprised.

The finished quilt
Modern and traditional

Some more personalization for the girl.