|Just the top|
|I LOVE how flat and perfect the top looks as it's being basted|
|Red for the binding seemed to be the crowd favorite, thank you everyone who answered when I asked!|
|Still missing it's binding|
"Hsu's and Ladders"
For Eli and Gwang-Yi Hsu (pronounced Shoo)
54 x 43"
designed, pieced and quilted by me
Material: (front) Kona solids in chinese red, sea foam, snow, slate, lake and evening (all 100% cotton)
(back) Kona solids and flannel (pre washed)
Batting: 100% cotton warm and natural
Threads: Aurifil 100% cotton, Mako 50 weight in #2021 (off white), (medium gray) and #2250 (red);
Gutterman 224 and Star cotton V301.
Quilting- combination of mostly straight line, swiggle (modified Bernina stitch) and free-motion quilting.
Flannel on the back (pre washed)…..
|I kept the pieced back philosophy again, mainly because I can't help myself.|
I also have a thing for very linear backs. Stripes, blocks and straight forward piecing.
|The baby announcement had this firetruck. (The ladder caught my eye). and I also incorporated the "hose" design in|
the FMQ I used inside the space between each ladder rung).
|pulling the fabrics based on the announcement colors|
|Yes, it's graph paper, but I'm not utilizing its full potential.|
And because, and just because, I altered the design at the end to make it a bit more interesting (Notice there isn't a partial white pieced border in this sketch). I tried to keep track of fabric amounts, but I always end up digging into my stash and stopped keeping track after a little bit. (OK almost right away, but I did think about it).
In lieu of a label I stitched my makers mark and the year into the quilt top. And I must give full credit to my lovely daughter, who noted the perfectness of the rhyme before anyone else and came up with a fabulous name for this lovely quilt.
Chutes and Ladders
Hsu's and Ladders !