Category Archives: Too big for my studio

What part of “Infinity” did I not understand?

When you find yourself naming a quilt something, something, “Infinity” you might take that as a clue. I am so nearly finished with a seriously CRAZY scrap quilt that I used to refer to as “micro scrap piecing”, but find that I can’t seem to use the term, “micro” to describe this so much larger than imagined or planned quilt. When you work with scraps, and are using narrow pieces, the seam allowances might be wider than what is visible. I started with a narrow seam allowance because I wanted to make the most of what I had to use. I eventually changed to standard seam allowances for the integrity of the piece – ie I need the seams to be strong and safe from fraying. So my piecework loses a 1/4 inch on both sides as I add new pieces. If I add a 1 inch strip every time that would only be loss of 1/2 inch. But I tend to add narrower pieces.

Butterfly

Notecard

JDRF Auction Quilt –  First large quilt that I made. I satin stitched all the butterflies that the kids made, then assembled the top. The long arm quilting was done by —- will look up her name.

The quilt was well received at the auction.

 

I still have some fabric from this quilt – 2 are part of “Circular Infinity”

My Favorite

Rabbit_QuiltYes. This is it. Hand picked each fabric.  This is the quilt I would have made for myself.  I love it. The Lunar New Year Rabbit Quilt was made for a Dillion International auction, by me, and quilted by Kate Kline.

Fortunately, I have a few spare hares and a couple of courthouse step blocks to make a mini quilt.

First time I set blocks on point and made setting triangles.

 

Fabrics from this quilt began the “Scrap Infinity” projects.