Inchworm by Juline

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Drunkard's path quilt block
Status:
Complete
Started:
2015-03-22T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2015-06-14T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

The result of a class I took with +Teresa_coates this weekend. I think it will be a baby quilt. I experimented with the background fabric (black and white prints) and used the reverse side, hoping the quarter-circle solids would pop more, but I'm not thrilled with the result. I won't be doing them over, but I'll know next time to use that technique with a more bold pattern.

3/27/15....Fastest quilt top I've ever assembled.  At first I didn't like the reversed fabrics, but now that it's done, I think it was the right choice. 

3/31/15...Back complete. The goal, as with all of my quilt backs, was to use what I have. I was just barely able to do that. I had some more complicated ideas in mind, but I decided finished was better than fancy. ;) I'll baste it at PMQG Sew Day on Saturday, but I'm not sure when I'll tackle quilting it.

5/14/15...I just found out this quilt was accepted into PMQG's exhibit at Sisters Quilt Show, so it needs to be finished by 6/22. I've decided on a flower design for the worm part (skinny petals in the body that sort of look like worm segments), cross-hatch quilting in the background, and black and white biased binding with rounded corners. Tick, tock!

6/8/15...I rented time on a longarm and quilted the worm. I still have to do some background crosshatching, but I can do that on my home machine.

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Comments

Aizome

Cute colors and curves!

HawkFan

I think it looks great. Love the scrappy background

Mymble

Love this - the brights look great with the black and white prints!

Ibtreerock

I'm envious of your black and white collection! Someday I'd like to give curves a chance! Great job!

Juline

Well, I did end up having to buy three third-yard cuts for the outside border. I'll use the rest on the back. I'm clean out of b/w prints now, though, and I love them!

True

I love this and it was brilliant using the reverse side of black and white prints. A really beautiful quilt

Capetowngirl

Wow. I love this. How big is it?

Juline

Thanks, Capetowngirl . It's 50x50. (5" finished squares.)

HawkFan

Great back! Fits so well with the front of it. You are so creative

Juline

Thanks, HawkFan . I really enjoy the process of using up leftovers.

True

Congratulations and well deserved as it is gorgeous! Cannot wait to see done.

HawkFan

Love your idea for the quilting and congrats on the quilt show!

Ibtreerock

Congrats!!! Nothing helps to finish a WIP like a looming deadline. Can't wait to see the finished project!

Capetowngirl

Can't wait to see this quilted. It is lovely. And congratulations!

Clairealex

I like the front and the back; I hope they hand it so that the back can be seen(or that the attendants show the back to everyone! Cheers on being selected to go to Sisters. My quilt is looking forward to getting to know your quilt. :-)

Clairealex

Make that I hope they hang it...

True

Quilting looks awesome!

meggiejoy

I would have never thought to reverse the background fabrics to make it contrast more. Interesting idea!

Juline

I first saw it on a blog called Entropy Always Wins (she has some beautiful modern quilts if you're into that), meggiejoy . I had originally planned to do the b/w fabrics right side forward, but they completely took over the quilt and the solids were just lost, so I remembered her suggestion and it worked great, IMO.

meggiejoy

I have a quilt that I did once with a white background with black on it. It wasn't until I got it done that I realize it overtook and was too bust :( I left it as it was and finished it, but sadly it sits in a pillowcase. I think this technique would have helped tone it down a lot!

meggiejoy

*busy, not bust

Quilterinmotion

Wow!!! What a sweet design with drunkard path and those reverse prints was clever. Congrats on the acceptance into the Sister's Quilt Show.

Capetowngirl

Love the finished result

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