Crab Pot by Judy Hopkins in The Big Book of Patchwork
InstructionsThe quilt is not exactly as designed, but with the great ideas given to us by Judy Hopkins I just changed it slightly to fit what I envisioned. This was to be a queen size quilt and I added an extra row to the top and sides so that there would be a good drop. I quilted this on a regular machine and it was a challenge. I did SID quilting with scallops on two long portions of sashing. The ...
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Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Casual, Mod
I used the Urban Odyssey line from Connecting Threads for this quilt. The colors were just what the bride to be wanted and the designs were just what I wanted. The thread was 50 weight from Connecting Threads and I used it in the bobbin also. The batting is from Warm Company which is terrific to work with.
What was your inspiration?
I wanted to make a quilt for my great-niece's wedding and when her mom told me the colors that my niece loved I knew exactly what I would use. I had seen the Urban Odyssey line from Connecting Threads and purchased it with the idea of using it in the future. The colors were exactly right, it is just modern enough for a young couple and I wanted to give them something that would last a long time.
What are you most proud of?
The fact that I stuck to this project. There were times when I wanted to throw it out the window. The piecing was fun, but quilting a queen size on a standard machine is a challenge, but I stuck with it and I'm very pleased with the result.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Don't procrastinate as I did. I started this quilt in June for an August wedding. Plenty of time I thought. No, not for a project this large. The old "measure twice, cut once" couldn't have been more apropos with this project as I ended up having to square many blocks because of just a "tad" off.