This is a quilt I just finished up on Sunday. The fabric is Aviary by Joel Dewberry. It’s an older line, but I wasn’t able to track down any of the fabric until recently. I made up the pattern using a plain block alternating with what I call a “chaser” block. You can tell how I quilted it by looking at the close up. Tony really liked the look–thought it was very modern looking.
One of my favorite parts of the whole quilting process is pulling out the finished quilt from the dryer. I wait to wash my fabric when I am completely done with a quilt, because it shrinks up so beautifully giving it a very cozy/aged look. (WARNING: This is only a good idea if you buy quality fabric!!!!)
Here is quilt number 2 from Sunday. I showed this quilt to you before but now it is complete. It’s very different–my thinking with the pattern is to show how you can make a quilt very simple and show off some of the wonderful large scale prints. This fabric is from Heather Bailey. I added a ruffle for a touch of whimsy. Tony is not sure how he feels about the ruffle…
I have discovered that I am a production quilter instead of a process quilter. I quilt for the finished product, not so much for the process of doing it. I love the beginning and the end–picking out fabric and pulling the quilt out of the dryer!
Ingrid I love what you did with that Aviary fabric!!! Always a favorite of mine!!!! Curious…did you quilt that on a long arm or a standard machine? It looks great! If it’s a long-arm, I would be very interested to know which machine you have, etc., as I’m getting really sick of doling out mondo bucks to have mine quilted!! Hope you have a great weekend. Isn’t the weather wonderful today? :o)