It is great to always have a quilt on the frame. Right now, I have a quilt with an
interesting story awaiting its turn. Gail, form Gateway Fibreworks,
in GravenHurst, Ontario, picked up this baby at a garage sale!!
Can you believe it?!! It measures in at a whopping 94″ x 94″ and
it is made up of 1″ squares that were all hand stitched together!!
I am freaking out here!!
Because the fabrics are so old, I am thinking that the creator of this
piece cut out each individual square with scissors! Ekk! Thank God for rotary cutters.
Would you have the patience to do that? I don’t think I would.
Because Gail has Alpaca’s, she gave me an Alpaca batting to try out.
I have never used this before but I don’t think that I will have any problems at all.
The batting is made up of 60% Alpaca and 40% wool.
When I took it out of the package, it weighed somewhat heavy and smelled
a little like wool, but without the itch. It is a brown color too, so it would be
good for darker quilts. I dont know if it will beard but I will let you know
if it does.
Carol also brought in a quilt that she is giving to an auction. She is very
generous indeed. Carol has teamed up with another lady, named Holly, and
together I call them the “Dynamic Quilting Duo.” They can put together a
quilt top in the blink of an eye – pretty impressive, if you ask me.
This time, their quilt had a “Modern” feel to it.
Carol wanted all SID around each block.
I used a white polyester thread and a matching green polyester thread for the top
and the backing. The fabric on the backing was a light white, grey and green
color but mottled. The green polyester thread was a 40 wt, a little thiner but
great for stitching in the ditch and hiding all those stitches.
In the border areas, Carol wanted double straight lines.
I think that it was a great choice, the lines echo the whole pattern
of the quilt.
Have a great week and I am linking up to the Canadian Needle And Thread Network.
Next week, the Great Canadian Blogathon is happening so check it out
to win lots of cool prizes.