Winding Ways: quilt and done!
Over the course of the year I’ve shared progress on this quilt:
- First, there was learning to use the AccuQuiltGO! which I blogged about here. It was a different block, but the easy applies.
- Then there is the PIECING of CURVES: see the blogpost here or go directly to the video on my YouTube Channel here.
- Now there is the quilting video (that covers a couple other things), embedded below and share-able on my YouTube Channel here.
Full disclosure: I have proudly been a Janome Artisan since 2003, and this year am a Michael Miller Fabrics Brand Ambassador for 2020. MMF provided the fabric and we were given, as part of being a brand ambassador, an AccuQuiltGo and several dies. To my surprise I enjoyed the process so much I have purchased both the Winding Ways and Crossed Canoe dies. Stay tuned for more!
Next came machine quilting. I worked on that a while back–I did end up teaching for the Mancuso Online Quiltfest in August and will do a Threadcoloring the Garden workshop in October! More info on that soon! In this video I’m practicing making a video, demonstrating at the machine, and it just happens to be walking foot quilting (fast! easy!) on my beloved Janome M7. Even if I had paid full price instead of being a Janome Artisan I’d rave about this machine’s wonderfulness! Their new slogan, Reliability by Design, is really true!
Then, the hand quilting and the finishing!
I haven’t done any hand stitching in a thousand years, but nearly two years ago I bought matching green thread from aurifil in piecing/light quilting weight and a heavier 12-wt that is about the size of a light perle cotton or 6-strands of floss. I LOVE IT…and it went so fast! I can remember clearly sitting on the porch in early summer, something to watch on the iPad, stitching away.
I wanted to repeat the orange batik in the center on the edges, but using it as the binding was too much. I instead inserted a tiny stitched down “reveal” that is a scant 1/8″ just inside the white binding. Can I also put in a plug for Michael Miller’s Cotton Couture solids? The quality of the base cloth is SO GOOD! And the consistency in color / dye lots over the years is really amazing. I dye fabric and know how hard it is to get perfect matches from batch to batch and it does.
I taught the half day version of my bindings workshop at the Mancuso Online Quiltfest in June and may do so again in the new year. I am scheduled to teach and have an exhibit of my work at the Mid-Atlantic Quiltfest in Virginia in February, but at this point who knows if it will be in person or online! I promise I will teach the bindings (full or half day) again in the new year online, just need to figure out when. My students in June had GREAT results online so it works online too!
Anyway, I hope you’ve enjoyed my 2020 detour back to my quilty roots. Coming soon, a new art quilt!
August 29th, 2020 at 10:14 pm
My first thought was Cherry Limeade! Oooooh, it looks luscious. And if it was frosty cold as well, two weeks ago it would have been slurped up before the glass began to sweat!
Lovely, lovely. Thank you for sharing.
August 29th, 2020 at 10:22 pm
Back again. The audio needs to be louder from your end. All the YouTube videos I’ve watched seem to have the same problem.
And your hands would thank you if you used some ‘quilting gloves’, and spray baste instead of those safety pins.
August 30th, 2020 at 3:04 pm
this is perfection sb!
August 30th, 2020 at 5:53 pm
Thank you dear one…. I have NO idea what I will do with it…too small and too white for a baby to use in some future year, not a wall space left, but I like it anyway LOL!
August 30th, 2020 at 5:55 pm
Thanks! Looking into a mic, but others have said it’s fine so it may have to do with one’s equipment in part. As for quilting gloves, I always use them, except when I need to work the camera on the phone (which won’t respond if I year gloves). I also spray baste or fuse, but I always supplement with pins, especially on the edges. My backs have a propensity to turn at the edges and I’ve learned the hard way. More than once. Ahem LOL!
August 30th, 2020 at 5:55 pm
Thanks so much!