When this challenge was first mentioned, it sort-of indicated that it was to be something 3D … so I got to thinking … bags, sewing machine covers … oh the possibilities. Then, in late September, a quilt was indicated. Something with a 3D effect. I knew exactly which quilt to make and which fabric to use!!
The quilt is Island Chain from Kim Brackett’s book “Scrap-Basket Sensations.” The fabric I used was 40 – 2½ strips from a collection called “Islander.” Perfect, eh? And, I used Island Batik’s solid white. The border is a co-ordinating fabric called “Turtle-Marb.”
This is one quilt where organization is KEY!!! If you make it, make sure that you follow directions and number each of your fabrics. A friend of mine, Martha, had made this quilt before and I remember her telling me how important it was to number each one. And I followed the book’s directions and Martha’s advise and had no problems at all. I don’t think I used my seam ripper once … but I could be delusional – I honestly don’t see how that could possibly be true!
The above picture is all my fabric numbered at the start. I did change a few of them around once I realized that with 2 strips of each fabric, I needed to be a bit more careful with placement.
Here it is, laid out on my design wall – just to make sure that the loops all linked togther properly! This quilt is sewn together on point … so each row was pieced diagonally, then sewn together. There is no easy way to web an on-point quilt. (if you know of an easy way – let me know!!!)
A close-up of the quilting! I used Hobbs Tuscany Collection 100% Wool. Since my quilt was bigger than 60×60″ I went to a local store & bought 1/3 yard of 90″ Hobbs 100% batting. The batting was joined together. I LOVE how this batting gives a great loft to the quilt. The coloured areas popped up too much, so I used invisible monofilament thread ¼” from the edges on the the coloured loops to tap them down a tad. The white/negative space is feathers and orange peels.
I thoroughly enjoyed making this quilt!!!
3D Challenge #2
And yes, the title of this blog post is #1. I’ll show you 3D Challenge #2 next week. It used the left-overs from this quilt. Here’s a picture of the teaser:
Disclaimer: The products featured in this Blog post were given to me by Island Batik, and their program partners: Aurifil, & Hobbs Batting!
My secret project was finished. I used the fabrics on the right, plus 1yard from my stash. Hmm, I’m wondering if I will break the 100 yard line in 2019?
- Fabric Used this week 1 yards
- Fabric Used this year: 156.85 yards
- Fabric Bought this week: 0 yards
- Fabric Added this year: 68.05
- Net Fabric used 92.8
- Husband’s Purchases 9.5
- January – Nov: 258 out of 292
- Year-to-date: 258 out of 292 = 88%
For more Stitchin’ Time, you can check out Kate’s blog: Life in Pieces
One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!