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 –
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.
This weekend, I’m attending a weekend quilt retreat with the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild. 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.