strips and stripes

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One of my goals for this year is to finish and quilt all the quilt tops I have accumulating here. This one was started as a demo for a class at gather here. I made the strips in the center as part of the demo and eventually sashed it at home. Then it languished neatly folded in a stack of tops awaiting quilting. And here we are now. Done and dusted.

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At 68 x 70 inches, the plan for this one is the bed or the couch. It’s a snuggler, nothing fancy. I’m not totally crazy about the quilting, but I’m OK with it enough to leave it be. I kinda wish I had done some free motion quilting on it rather than straight up parallel lines. There will be other tops to FMQ, though.

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I do want to write a tutorial for this process because it’s pretty easy and fun, and it allows the maker a lot of flexibility to really make the “recipe” work for their specific vision/voice/style. Though my students each used the same set of instructions, each top looked totally different based on fabric selection, palette, and dimensions.

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After all, no matter what we make, it’s the little details we choose to include that add up to the sum of us.

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One thought on “strips and stripes

  1. Yay! Congratulations on quilting this. I think it looks great with the horizontal quilting lines echoing the color bars. That must have taken you a good number of hours, considering how big a quilt it is. I love the photo too. The dog is about to tackle something–and I hope it’s not the quilt edge or the person’s bare feet!

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