Friday, August 21, 2015

stepping stones

Stepping Stones made with Sweetwater's "noteworthy", is in the final process of hand sewing the binding.  



I needed a quick finish, and this pattern was the trick.  It's very similar to the "double slice layer cake" method.  


And I used the "stack and sew" method for piecing, which you can learn about here.  It will literally carve out more hours in your day!


quilt stats:
52 x 63 (washed)
batting - 80/20% comfort blend by winline
fabric  - noteworthy by sweetwater for Moda
binding  - sunkissed pink by sweetwater
quilting - broken lines w/ random circles (see below)
pattern - stepping stones by Mary's Cottage Quilts





I fell in love with this quilt from QuiltCon 2015.  "Quilt 2" from the Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild - pattern by Debbie of Esch House Quilts .  I not only love the design, but the quilting as well . . .


broken lines with random circles.


I quilted the horizontal lines first, then went back and marked the circles.  I fished the beginning and end threads back through the quilt (is there a term for that?)







The back is a take on Amanda Jean's "birch tree" design.








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11 comments:

  1. like that pattern and your quilting

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  2. Such a beautiful quilt. The quilting is fun and makes it look so cuddly. I have always loved that fabric line.

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  3. I also love the front and back! I especially like the circle quilting.

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  4. lovely quilt - really good job on those circles... mine would probably look like flat tires !
    Colleen @ piecemakerquilts.wordpress.com

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  5. How nice to have a two-sided quilt. The quilting goes well on both. I like your idea, but would hate burying all those knots. https://knitnkwilt.wordpress.com

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  6. Gorgeous quilt and I love the quilting you've done. It really lifts the whole quilt

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  7. Great quilt. The circles in the broken lines quilting is excellent!

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  8. Hello, love the Sweetwater quilt!
    About the Quiltcon quilt, it's shown here too:
    http://dontcallmebecky.blogspot.fr/2015/03/quilt-con-2015.html
    The caption reads "Quilt 2 from the Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild - pattern by Debbie of Esch House Quilts" so it could well be a group quilt. I think the pattern is here:
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/154539515/think-positive-quilt-pattern?ref=shop_home_active_15

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    1. Thanks Beatrice for your great info. I've updated my post with the source and purchased the pattern. I'm SO making that quilt!!!

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