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Amelia's Quilt

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Whimsical, Casual
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What materials did you use? Batiks, cotton batting, cotton quilting backing

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What are you most proud of? A lot of firsts for me on this project! I just bought random batik fat quarters, and started playing with them. Amelia said she loves geometric patterns, and her favorite colors are blue and green, so I used that as a guideline, but put my own spin on the quilt. I do like the final layout and color combination. Hope Amelia does too! I made up the dimensions for the blocks myself, so if you look at it and say, that's not a real Zen quilt, it probably isn't! It's my attempt at making a Zen quilt. Also, this is the biggest quilt I've made so far, it measures 82 X 99 inches - that's huge for me to sew and quilt on my little Janome! I challenged myself and I think I succeeded. Another thing I tried for the first time is spray basting, and I really liked it. Way faster than pin basting and I was pleased that the project held up nicely and didn't fall apart on me, with all the handling it got while I quilted it.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Have fun with the colors, and use a wide assortment of dark and lights for the best contrast. The blocks come together quickly once you figure out the color combination you want to use. I enjoyed making it, and I'm sure you will too.

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I've heard you need to watch the spray basting and to make sure you use it in a ventilated area. But if it works well, I might give it a try and set up a spot to use it outside? I love the way the name turned out. Looks like calligraphy. need and tidy! You do such wonderful work!!!

04/18/2012 Flag

Thank you, JessiBerry. I'm glad you like my work. And yes, the spray baste fumes can be a bit strong, and it does leave a faint residue all over, so I would recommend using it outside if you have the area for it. The trick is to get a light even coat of spray baste all over, and shake the can, A LOT, even while spraying. If it starts to clump up while you spray it, shake it agan, and clean the nozzle. Overall, it's a good product and does it's job. I'm currently quilting another project I spray basted and it's holding up just fine. Again, thanks for the compliment! :-)

04/18/2012 Flag

Hadn't heard of spray-basting before. Does it wash out easily afterwards? Also, I am curious to know if you made the quilt in back of you in your photo. It's neat!

11/02/2012 Flag

Hello, Cat Sultan. Yes, the spray basting does wash out. And muy background is not a quilt, it is actually wallpaper on one of my walls at home! But yes, it would make a neat quilt, wouldn't it? .

11/02/2012 Flag

Well then, cool wallpaper. And I bet that is inspiring to have on the wall! Keep up the good work. It is always fun to see your work!

11/02/2012 Flag

Your work is amazing, did you quilt this on a regular small home machine and all in one piece?

01/06/2013 Flag

Thank you, Maggie. Yes, all my quilts were done in one piece, and on a regular DSM. I can't say it enough, I LOVE my Janome DC2011!

01/06/2013 Flag

Thanks Dude, and yes I have seen you love your machine in other posts.. I have a Pfaff 2042 that I bought used a few years ago

01/06/2013 Flag

Love this quilt. One of my favorites of yours.

11/05/2013 Flag