abstraction

I know I say it each and every time, but I love this quilt! You may recall that this one was inspired by the backing of my second time around quilt. I loved that abstract look, and decided to do another abstract design for the front of this quilt.

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What’s kind of fun about this type of quilt is that it doesn’t really take too much thought. I didn’t spend any time selecting fabrics — instead I just used whatever was out – I grabbed pieces that were laying on the craft room floor, and other smaller pieces from my scrap bags.

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For the back, I knew I wanted most of it to be a solid. I opted for my favorite Kona green – I don’t know the exact color name, but trust me when I say that it’s a fantastic color. For a little added interest, I added in a strip of scraps… alternating scraps with the white fabric. (and this strip actually inspired my next quilt, which I’ll have to show you later this week!)

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The quilting is nice and simple – just straight lines. I did horizontal lines in sections, 1/4″ apart. I did a section of about 4 or 5 lines, then skipped down a bit and did another section of a few lines (and repeated for the entire quilt!). There are also a few vertical lines, randomly spaced.

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This was the initial test of the GrandQuilter, and I can tell you that I’m quite happy with it! It was really nice to have the extra space to put a larger quilt through, and the speed of this machine made the quilting go by rather quickly. I’m a fan, yes indeed!

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Some notes on this quilt:

*Finished size – 58″ x 70″

*White fabric = Robert Kaufmann bleached muslin

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