Finally got there!
The pattern came together quite easily – just time consuming, definitely not something to make in a weekend! Well the top yes, but a whole quilt – no.
I use 505 Spray Basting – quick, efficient, and easy, as long as there’s floor space!
The decisions of what threads to use, the quilting pattern, and method of quilting also take time. With this one, it was two threads only, with some domestic machine ruler quilting in the large patches, and some free motion in the coloured patches.
Quilting Rulers & Thread
Curves to make a melon shape with the rulers, along with a straight edge for in the ditch, and spirals for free motion.
At last, it was finished! An enjoyable process once the panic over ‘What will I make’ was over!
Unbeknownst to me, Sarah has a jungle themed nursery, so it was a hit!
Oh Dear! Just heard there are two more coming up!
Decisions again …
Naming quilts seems to be a quirky business. Often patchwork quilters give their quilts sssa title by:
- naming them after a family member
- naming them after a pet
- using the name of a traditional block with a colour
- using a favourite location
- a reminder of the past
- connecting with nature
- putting a pin in a dictionary …
- keeping a list and ticking them off when used
The title of this quilt came about because DH was watching the science based ABC television program ‘Catalyst’. The segment based around ‘Plant based medicines’ illustrated the difference between normal and circular peptides. In his view the open ends of the zig-zag in the pattern reminded him of the peptides!
This quilt is from the January ‘Mystery Quilt’ class at PU. As other PP’s compete their tops, I’ll post them here. It will be interesting to see how their quilts turn out with their choice of colours. I wonder how my PP’s and others name their quilts?