You know me. Finish a quilt up and it's time to stick another quilt in the hoop! I've been contemplating how to go about hand quilting this particular quilt ever since I finished the quilt top. I really think it can handle some free form hand quilting but I'm always so very nervous about big chunky plain borders. Ack!
Vintage Reproduction Quilt
I love the playful, exuberant look of this quilt mixed with the reproduction setting. The Hawaiian flower in the centerpiece was part of a friends abandoned BOM at one time. I appliqued it to the pink background fabric and started my reproduction quilt out with a big, major change (which probably means it's not so reproduction any longer). The gist of this quilt did follow the general look of an old quilt I saw in a quilt magazine years ago and was using as inspiration. I'm having trouble finding that picture now, but I'll try to get the details on that soon. I also wanted to point out that I KNOW the circles are not exactly perfect! Don't worry. It's totally on purpose. There's something about imperfect circles that speaks to something deep inside me, but we don't need to get into that today.*wink
Close-up of the wobbly circles.
The batting I use is 80/20 Hobbs Heirloom batting which I buy on the roll--96" wide and 30 yds. long. Look at how flat this batting is less than 5 minutes after I take it off the roll and smooth it out with my hands! Love that! Only one crease to deal with ever and it never ripples on me or refuses to cooperate.
Looking at the batting...
Not that I need to start another project, but I've been playing around with some light fabrics for awhile now, thinking about making another (sort of) Low Volume quilt. I don't buy a lot of these fabrics, so I've dug really deep into my fabric totes and pulled out a strange and kind of wonderful combination.
Another Low Volume in the works?
What I really, really need to do is try to get another quilt top finished up, but in actuality, the lure of starting something new (maybe even a couple of new projects) is getting pretty irresistible. It's not like there's any rules against this. Is there?