On my design wall – 2014.04.30

First, I have a finish to show off.  My entry for the Modern Metallic quilt exhibit is finished and has been submitted.  The finished size is 37 x 36 inches.  I called it ‘All That Glitters’.  Every fabric has some metallic in it, the bias tape outlining each circle is metallic, and it’s quilted with a gold-copper variegated rayon thread.

As I mentioned last week, I was having a problem with the quilt top not lying flat.  I spray-basted the back to the batting; then I positioned the top, but pinned only the center circle.  I started quilting from the center, pulling the top into shape as I worked outward – it worked even better than I hoped it would!  The spiral quilting worked fairly well – I only had to remove and re-stitch a few inches of stitching in the center where my curves weren’t quite smooth enough.



Other news –

Swoop has been accepted for the IQF Tactile Architecture 2014 exhibit, which will debut in Houston this fall.

The Canadian Quilters’ Association has posted all the 137 entries to the Trend-Tex challenge – Modern Ways.  It’s inspiring to see that variety of ways the participants used the 5 challenge fabrics.   My two quilts are number 119 and 120.

More eye candy – SAQA has posted the 407 entries to the 25th Anniversary Trunk Show.    My quilt is in group B.

This weekend, I’m attending a weekend quilt retreat with the Vancouver Modern Quilt 10253842_738282236216910_7491457362171842147_nGuild.   I have lots of projects to work on – a new portrait quilt, a new art quilt, my entry for the new MQG Michael Miller fabric challenge, and several UFO projects.

Plus, I won the block lottery at the last VMQG meeting.  I have to make a quilt from these blocks before I can enter another block lottery.


Thanks for stopping by.  I’m linking up with these blogs for WiP Wednesday.  Click on the links below, to see many other creative projects.

stitch by stitch WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced        Esther’s Blog


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9 Responses to On my design wall – 2014.04.30

  1. Audrey says:

    Lovely! I admire art quilters. I am afraid Ido t have the vision. Loved looking at your work. Enjoy the retreat

  2. Momiji says:

    Great finish, and congratulations on the IQF acceptance. I love your architectural quilts!

  3. Angela says:

    Beautiful CQA quilts, am impressed with 119 and 120.

  4. wow! Congrats on all of it! Have fun – and get lots of visiting and sewing done this weekend!

  5. I love the way it came out!! Beautiful!

  6. LoretteC says:

    Gorgeous! I love those circles! Pretty neat!

  7. Sherrill Conley says:

    How did you apply the bias tape to the circles?

    • TerryAske says:

      I used Clover Quick Bias Tape – skinny fusible bias tape – to cover the seams. I fused it, then stitched. I think part of my problem with the quilt not lying flat may have been from stretching the bias tape when I fused it on. There’s more information in this blog post about the techniques I used.

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