TGIFF! - Falling for Stripes
|Oh, look, it's climbing a tree. ;)|
I know that I've totally milked this project with little peaks and teases so thank you for your indulgence! I think this is my favourite quilt to date. As far as I know, it's my original design. I qualify this statement because I look at so many quilts (obsessed, remember?) that I'm never quite sure if it's all mine or if I saw something somewhere similar and tucked it away in the back of my mind. If you've seen something similar, let me know and I'll gladly give the credit to whomever it belongs, if it's not me.
Seeing that post also helped me think of a name, which for some reason was eluding me. Normally, names for my quilts come pretty easily. There have only been a few that stumped me and this was definitely one of them. I toyed with this name and that name. Someone suggested that I stick with Project Y, and I considered that for a while, but I just thought this one needed something more original. Once the Fall colour theme registered and as this was the first time that I worked with stripes like this and loved it, Falling for Stripes just seemed perfect!
I paid much more attention to the quilting on this project. I'm still pretty new to free motion quilting (FMQ) and wanted to use it to accentuate the design as much as possible. Straight lines were in order, but in patterns. It was going to be a challenge to make straight lines without my walking foot! I took my time and used my trial quilting sheets to work out how each section would look. And I diligently tested out the threads on scrap fabrics. Then I mustered up the courage and went at 'er. I did it 'right' and didn't rush or wing it like I usually do, and I'm sooo happy with the results. Still doing the Happy Dance with this one. :)
Okay, enough naddering. Here is Falling for Stripes. This is my quilt, just for me, for absolutely no purpose whatsoever. I'll probably use Falling for Stripes while reading and wearing my crazy skirt. :)
|Falling for Stripes - The Front|
|Falling for Stripes - The Back|
|Detail Shot of the FMQ|
|Detail Shot of the FMQ|
Quiltography: “Falling for Stripes,” original design by Michèle-Renée Charbonneau, Ottawa, 36” by 47”, 2011.
Other tidbits: Fabrics are shot cottons by Kaffe Fassett. Thread is Blendables by Sulky.
And because I now do think this is Fall-appropriate, I will link up to Celebrate Color as well.
I'm also linking up to Sew Modern Monday.