Friday, December 19, 2014

On the Sewing Machine

This is just long strips of fabric, with just a pit of "piecing" in one of the borders, but the fabrics are great! 

The light solid is linen, and some of the blue stripes are almost linen in their feel.  The dark blue borders are a chambray.  There are still a few more borders to go. Very nautical looking, yes? A good "guy" quilt, or for a beach house. It will most likely be a sample for awhile before going to its forever home.  

The backing will be a great bark cloth I found on eBay about 10 years ago, but I have to check with the long-armers first to be sure that much heft of fabric will work.  The previous quilt (the brown/neutral one in my last post) was a challenge for them because the quilt was a mix of batiks and straight cottons, and the thread I wanted used was slippery (think almost rayon) and variegated. Long-arms can sometimes be fussy about both those things.  Will they ban me from bringing quilts in the future if I bring them bark cloth backing with a heavy linen front? Maybe. But probably not. 

The holiday season marches on and so do I.  Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. Really love this quilt, Gale!! Hmmmm....., maybe have to make one :) XX


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