Friday, July 14, 2017

A real Finish!

I wanted to get something finished to enter in the Springville Art Museum's annual quilt show. I had a friend visiting last week and I had pulled out this top to show her. She gave me some very good input, so I was able to finish this piece in time.
Making matchsticks
I decided to try matchstick quilting. My piece is curved, so the lines are slightly curved to match the piecing.
And more matchsticks
You start off with quilting lines that are spaced out and then quilt in between. And then again, in between. Helps keep everything smooth and secure, no shifting.
another view
The colors are more accurate in this photograph. Again, blogger rotated my photograph.
I think it is enough
I could have gone one more session of adding lines in between, but since I was already into the sixth bobbin on a 30"x 24" piece, I decided it was enough. I would like to try it another time, maybe on a smaller test piece.
close up
I used a dark charcoal colored thread. I am pleased with the effect! One of the things that Helen and I had done was audition thread colors.
I have titled this piece "Embrace the Curve".  
Loved this!
The car club in town hosted a little park and show your stuff downtown this week. We went down to look. Fun! Only about a dozen or so cars.  But fun anyway.  I loved this sign on a mini cooper.


  1. What a beautiful piece! Very dynamic, fluid and original! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  2. What movement your quilt has, glad you were able to get it finished.

  3. Thanks for the tip on matchstick quilting. I have never tried it, but you have inspired me to give it a go. I love the curvy piecing..well done!

  4. Boy that matchstick quilting is amazing! Thanks for sharing.


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