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Chopping Block Quilt

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Quilting Big Projects on a Small Machine taught by Ann Petersen

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Category Quilting
Type Quilt
Style Modern
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What materials did you use? Parson's Grey Fat Quarter Bundle, Kona Medium Grey, Purple cotton/poly background, assorted scraps, cotton thread, inspiration from Weeks Ringle's Class Modern Quilt Design.

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What are you most proud of? This is the first time I used my own ideas for a quilt. I wanted to use the idea of a chopping vegetables for a stir fry. My son worked in restaurants for a while and did some chopping. I also liked the background piecing, which reminds me of close up photos of tree trunks. So, really I used ideas from Creative Quilt Backs, and from Weeks Ringles' Modern Quilt designs. I should have thought out my design and submitted it to Weeks for some feedback. But, I was driven to get this quilt done on a Christmas deadline. Never again!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? I should have done a small sample quilt. This was my first queen sized one, started two weeks before Christmas! Also, I should have alternated sewing strips from the bottom up and then top down, so I wouldn't get a bowing in the quilt. I used stitch in the ditch for 95% of the quilt with some x on the bottom border pattern. I would also like to try spray basting as Ann Peterson suggested, rather than pinning. Next time!

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I really like your quilt. Colours and simplicity makes for a fantastic end product

12/27/2013 Flag

It's great. Made even better by the fact you are the designer.

12/30/2013 Flag

Great design. You did a fantastic job.

01/03/2014 Flag

Thank you for your kind comments. It is great to see so many different projects by students on Craftsy!

01/10/2014 Flag

Love this quilt!

02/10/2014 Flag