Wednesday, April 4, 2012
whole cloth quilt
A simple quilt which makes a fast gift if you want to do something special and have a 1 1/2 yards of two quilting cottons.
I used two solids green and off white with handmade floral binding because I had them on hand.
I machine quilted this after pinning of course back and forth on the shorter side with no pattern and with wavy or tilted lines.
I first saw this style quilt on Katie Did's blog a few years ago but wasn't sure about machine stitching it like this. I thought for a long time whether I should hand quilt it with straight stitches but, decided I would try this out. It is sort of a freeing concept as you sort of lose a bit of control quilting like this without lines to follow.
In the end, I do like it and am now itching to do whole cloth quilting thing again but, this time hand quilt it in sashiko embroidery thread. I really like the way that looks with a lofty batting but for a thin batting like this one the machine quilting works out.
The size is 40" x 42". I should mention that my bobbin thread was very pale pink and on top I used four different colors- pale pink, blue, green and red picking up colors from the binding.