Patrick's Quilt - was 4th of July
When I started this quilt I had no plans beyond using a pattern from my pattern stash and using display fabric left over from my AQS booth last year. But as I worked on it I kept thinking about my nephew, Patrick. I haven't seen him in several years but I do follow him on IG. I know that he loves bright colors and he is quite artistic. I thought he might like this quilt. So I sent him a photo and asked if he would like it. Boy, did that open Pandora's Box!
Patrick loves the quilt and was very excited to be offered it. Next thing I knew he had read almost my entire IG feed and had questions about lots of my quilts and especially connected with Lost My Marbles. He loved the Spirograph-style quilting.
With his excitement and my own re-focus on FINISHING, I decided that I'd load his quilt this weekend.
I know that he's going to use this as a sofa quilt so I've got to restrain myself and try to keep it soft. I also want to get it done quickly so I'm not letting myself think too much. I want this quilt quilted this week so it's mostly simple quilting.
It's not a particularly fun quilt to quilt because there are so many awkward shapes, like this. I'm doing a little ruler work (because I love ruler work so much) but I'm not doing any stitch in the ditch. The thread is Invisifil so that it only adds texture and no more color. There's enough color!
But Patrick loved Lost My Marbles so much that I had to add a few Spirograph motifs. There are 12 starbursts like this. Quilting them is very awkward because there are so many seams so I'm trying to let go of perfection. Here are 4 of the motifs so far.
This quilt is my primary goal for the week but I'll also be working on Christmas postcards some too and I'm making more progress on moons. Chris is away on a hunting trip this week so, if all goes well, it should be a productive week.
11/4/2019 11:50:01 am
I have Sea Urchin completed (my friends finished it for me- I gave up) and need to quilt it. It is a lot like yours. Not looking forward to quilting it. How do you get Invisifil to work on your longarm? I can't get it to work.
11/4/2019 02:46:39 pm
Oh, wow! A whole uninterrupted week to let the creative juices flow. As a kid, we cooked all the things my dad didn't like while he was on his hunt. lol Plus our favorites.
Vicki in MN
11/5/2019 07:29:25 am
What you call simple designs will still make this quilt a stunner! Lucky Patrick:)
11/5/2019 07:34:56 am
That quilt is absolutely gorgeous! That is a great idea to add just a few spirograph designs. I know you will have a productive week.
11/6/2019 01:29:21 pm
Vicki, I love this quilt and have been watching its development. What patter is this? I would love to make one of these for my own?
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.