|Front- love how the wood grain in my Eames chair matches the pillow fabric.|
|Jacquie Gering at the FRMQG improv piecing class|
|Inspiration block from her quilt top|
|The back of my finished improv pieced quilt with a variation of Jacquie's block. Story here and here.|
|Variation of Jacquie's block, close-up, version 1.0|
|Quilt back, variation 2.0 block to the right.|
|Close-up of inspirational quilt block, variation 2.0|
The printed fabrics were chosen based on the colors of the solids used in the front of the quilt (red, gray, blue).
|Back of quilt photographed in sharp contrast to "show-off" the overall quilting.|
Aurifil thread (2024) white, 100% Mako cotton was used in the bobbin for the entire back.
|Close-up back of quilt|
|Folded quilt on my stair railing, front|
|Re-folded quilt, front|
|Quilting, from the front, with the contrasting white thread|
|Binding, and quilting. For the large solid gray and red areas of the quilt, I changed the top threads to match the fabric.|
Otherwise, the quilting was done in white thread
|Close up of quilting and binding, quilt front|
|Dashing through the snow…...|
|Mini Quilt replica of the November Always Bee Learning Block using|
tiny left over scraps from making the bigger HST's.
And yes, that's snow in the background. Perfect for a winter quilt.
|1:16 scale (the entire mini quilt is only 3" x 3")|
The fabric was so gorgeous to work with I used up all my scraps adding left over little bits in random places
|Close-up, quilt front|
|Quilt front with tiny pops of color sneaking off the edge|
I even used up tiny scraps in the binding
The block design at the quilt bottom is from the quilt Jacquie gave me to finish for her.
I added the additional stripes to emphasize the overall design and make the block really standout on the otherwise solid background.
Thank you Jacquie for being so inspiring!
|Quilt in place. It was made for our living room.|
It's just the right size to throw on your lap, grab a good book and get reading!
Although hard to tell, the dominant shot cotton color is very close in color to my couch
|Jacquie and her quilt board demonstrating improv piecing|
|Background fabric added and Voila!|
|Jacquie with one of her demonstration quilt tops, keep this one in mind…….. ( saves space in her luggage by bringing just the tops)|
|Her other other sample quilt top on the left.|
|Oh, yes, I did ask for a picture. (My class quilt hanging in the back ground- lots of work still to be done)|
|pillow front, close up of piecing and quilting|
|pillow back with pop of orange in the inset zipper|
|Close-up front, wiggly line quilting in light grey thread|
|"signing" the quilt|