Autumnal bedspread

Project Description

What was your source for this quilting project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Based on Offspring by Nancy Neumann Link to website or photo www.nancyneumannsquilts.com/Offspring-%28Detail%29.php What are you most proud of? Basting this monster - it took two of us 2 1/4 hours and we had to baste it in two sections. Stopping all those bias edges from stretching kept me on my toes as well. What advice would you give someone starting this project? In order to keep the grain running straight, you will need to make two sets of diamonds, one set facing rightwards and one set facing leftwards. As it's a large quilt, I sewed them into strips half the length of the quilt, and didn't press until we'd laid out all the strips on the bed to decide on layout. For a quilt of 87" x 89", I used about thirty fabrics, mostly batiks. It's an excellent quilt for large-scale prints, and I could see Kaffe Fassetts working well here. About half were patterned and half were semi-plains. You need a good range of values, and you need to keep an eye on whether all the fabrics work well together. There are a couple I wish I hadn't used because they're slightly too greyed. The third photo shows the quilting design, which is loosely based on the Klimt Tree of Life. In retrospect, I should have quilted it more densely as a few knots came loose in the wash (all hand-sewn), but hey, I hadn't been quilting long, and I was desperate to get it finished as the weather was rapidly becoming absolutely baltic that winter.

What you will need

  • Quilting cotton
  • cotton batting.

Q&A with Tenar

atruewalke70711 asked:
Did you say you made this all by hand? What a project! I think it's incredibly beautiful. I think the "greyed" fabrics are fine as they lend texture. This one's a keeper.
Tenar answered:
I make everything by hand! It