Saturday 13 March 2010

Wonky pink log-cabin quilt

A single bed quilt made with one jelly roll and another fabric I had to hand for the centre squares plus a Kona solid for the sashing that I can't remember the name of.

It's one of those wonky log cabin thingamejigs (not pronounced thin-game-jigs though;-)) which really are a very good excuse to not sew straight. All you need is to sew a little wonky each time and the wonkyness all adds up to a big wonky square which you just square down to the actual size of the straight square you are heading for...if that makes sense at all. Just cut some strips in different widths and off you go. Stop when you feel it's about the right size and then square up with rotary cutter and ruler.

I am sure there are other ways of wonking, so that the original centre square stays in the same position in each and every block - if you take a look at the next image you'll see my centre squares are in a slightly different position/angle on each block.
But that requires too much thought and pre-planning which is the opposite of why I quilt so I am happy to randomly wonk my blocks.

I quilted it with monofilament thread in the top and a regular white cotton in the bobbin.  I always think it's a bit like quilting with fishing tackle (not that I fish) but I do like the effect of seeing the quilting but not the stitching.

I don't know what I am more pleased about - the fact that there are no bubbles/bobbles/puckering AT ALL on the back of the quilt (photographic evidence below - you are welcome to click on the image to make it larger so you can verify my smug, self-satisfied claim)...
...or that I took a photograph indoors without a flash at 5pm today Saturday the 13th of March on the Little Island and it was still light. Woo hoo, spring is almost here.
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