I am very excited to at last add my whole cloth quilt to my blog. It is from a class I did with Issie Steenberg about a year ago and I've worked on it intermittently as my fmq teaching has allowed. The 16 inch squares are divided diagonally and each one has a different pattern quilted within the diagonal lines. It was a mammoth task trying to think of different fmq patterns to quilt in each quarter. I think there is one repeat which I had obviously forgotten about having stitched it a few months previously.
|Whole cloth King Size Quilt|
The quilted squares were trimmed to 16 inches and joined together using the quilt-as-you-go method.
Here are a few more close-ups of some of the quilting.
I quilted loose feathers around the entire border and then joined it also with quilt-as-you-go after the 36 squares had been joined together. There was a lot of hand stitching in the joining but the finish is far nicer than machine stitching.
I was delighted to see this quilt displayed at the Clarens Quilt Festival. It drew quite a bit of attention and inspired many people to take my Free Motion Quilting class. It is not a very good photo as there was a lot of light in the room.
|Whole cloth quilt in Clarens|
Thank you for visiting my blog once again. I hope this has inspired you to start one of these whole cloth quilts. It is so very rewarding once the quilt is finished!!