Monday, July 21, 2014

sewvivor - {no} hats in the house - sarah

After finally sewing something this summer, I'm back to the arrow that started it all... The radiant one ;)  And since things didn't pan out for the pantone challenge with this little quilt, I figured I'd have a go at Rach of Family Ever After's Sewvivor auditions!  Because why not throw my name in the hat?  After all, it is quilter's edition this season! :o)


So I've had my heart set on handquilting this one for quite some time... I even handpicked an assortment of neutral anchor floss to complement the mismatched feedsack tones in the background:


But knowing any quilting would have to withstand quite a bit of washing (naptime quilts are weekly loads at our house!), I figured I should give myself a little bit of insurance by straight-line quilting on the machine before getting out my thimble.

The lines fall roughly every inch on the diagonal.

And in a surprising twist of preparedness, I have the perfect binding—a bluish/purple striped oakshott—all ready to go just as soon as I add all those handquilted stripes and echo stars.



...Make that almost ready to go thanks to my little helper.  ;o)  (I'm guessing the handquilting will be a much bigger task than rewinding that binding, anyhow.)


And with any luck I'll finish the pattern by the time I get this little cot quilt bound!  (Which would be quite the feat, as it's been on my list since teaching elements of this design back in April.  <<insert ashamed emoticon here>>)


Fingers crossed!


17 comments:

  1. Oh man, I love seeing this quilt again!! I can't wait to see it quilted and bound. You'll just get right on that, right? ;)

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  2. Love this one! Not really sure there is anything you've made that i haven't wanted to steal. So keep an eye out for me, and my two mini ninja's. We may cross paths when you journey north ;)

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  3. this is so beautiful! can't wait for the pattern! :)

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  4. Cool quilt! Love that cattle text!

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  5. Fab. And I was missing your posts too.

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  6. Can't wait to see the hand quilting - I'm planning on handquilting the quilt I'm working on at the moment too

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  7. I love how you have really given the background so much interest here. Im not generally a big fan of negative space but the whole quilt just sparkles.

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  8. I like the soft look of this quilt with the little pops of colour. Nice!

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  9. Mmm, this looks super yummy. I LOVE your low volume quilts. The binding looks perfect for this.

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  10. Love the binding. Perfect colors! Good luck with your entry.

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  11. fingers crossed - I hope you're chosen . Love the quilt and the binding is perfect.

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  12. Sarah.... the things you do with low volume! Your eye for visual texture is so great...

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