Thursday, March 29, 2012

Tanner Reunion

Tanner Reunion . . . finished!

65" x 65"
25 -  11.5" blocks
fabric is Reunion by Sweetwater for Moda, jelly rolls and fat quarters
Warm and Natural
organic/straight line quilting

Picking a quilting design is almost as hard as designing the quilt. There are so many fun options!!

Jacquie from Tallgrass Prairie Studio has a great blog with lots of good information, pictures and tutorials.  I studied her tutorial on Organic Line Quilting before quilting this quilt.  Mine doesn't look quite organic as hers, it probably borders on the line of straight line quilting.

Have you ever quilted words into your quilt?  I've been fascinated with the idea ever since I saw a verse quilted into a quilt by Angela Foster.

It takes a little practice on paper, and even chalking onto your quilt what you're going to write.  It reminded me of typing class in 7th grade, a gazillion years ago, before computers.  Remember figuring out how to center your title on your page?  Count total number of letters, divide by 2 . . .  

I'll stick with names for now.

I love the back almost as much as the front.  For vivid colored pictures, leave your quilt a bit damp.

My next project to finish is the wall hanging that goes with this quilt, see below left.


Reunion Wall hanging

new binding method           


  1. Beautiful!!!

    I love how you spaced the blocks and the quilting really makes the quilt look top notch.

    I love the back too. The American Jane print really plays well with the others. I like how it has a bit of a nautical look.

  2. I like your quilt! The quilting makes it look like it is and older quilt. I love old quilts and patchwork quilts.

  3. It's gorgeous and I love the quilting

  4. i LOVE your quilt! i have a layer cake of that line that i'm stumped on what to use it for, but something simple and sweet like you did on your quilt here is perfect!

    thanks for linking up to finish it up Friday!

  5. Love your quilt - I need to try quilting words into a future quilt. A verse huh? What a lovely idea. I used to write on cakes. We'll see if I can write on a quilt!

  6. Love it! Can you explain how you used a jelly roll with the layer cake? Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. mathangie, follow the directions on this link;
    for a scrappy log cabin. The larger squares I cut from fat quarters, but you could use layer cakes too.

  8. I love these fabrics and what you have done with them. Thanks for sharing.

  9. What a great use of Reunion. May I ask which solid you used for the background? I'm getting ready to make a Bibelot pattern wallhanging using Reunion charms, and I'm wavering on the neutral background. Some of the grays make the "concrete" charms fade into them; your choice didn't do that.

  10. Great quilt. I love the colors and fabrics you used, and your writing is so neat!

  11. Beth, I used Kona Stone, it's a great neutral for the Reunion line.


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