Quilt: May 2018

I started this quilt back in mid-February, and it’s seen me through two bad sicknesses (flu, strep), two trips with baby Ingrid (QuiltCon and a technical conference), three(!) family birthdays and a few other ups and downs over the three months of other making. In that time, I also finished one wall quilt, this mini quilt, and 3 other mini quilts. Needless to say, I am happy to have finally finished it in mid-May!

This original design quilt was designed in Photoshop. It was machine pieced and machine quilted with a walking quilt on my Juki machine using Aurifil 50wt white thread. The quilt top piecing is made of Kona cotton solids, and the back was made with some solids hanging around in my stash.

I’m hoping to enter this in a couple quilt shows in the future, and I’ll share more photos and write more in detail about the inspiration behind the quilt design and color choices. In the meantime, enjoy the work in progress photostream below!

About to cut into my next quilting project. Wish me luck! And sanity! #quilt #quilts #quiltplanning #quilting #sewing #sew #diy #cloud9fabrics #cirrussolids #stephskardalquiltsmarch2016 ...

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Blood, sweat, and tears going into this one, heavy on the blood side when I sliced my index finger down the side with a rotary cutter. That was a minor setback. At least I didn't get any blood on the fabric as I yelled F*** really loud. #quilt #quilting #paperpiecing #cloud9fabrics #konacotton #shotcotton #sewing #sew #fail #stephskardalquiltsmarch2016 ...

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Progress during naptime. And no sliced fingers. Win! #quilt #quilttop #quilting #paperpiecing #machinequilting #sewing #sew #cloud9fabrics #cirrussolids #stephskardalquiltsmarch2016 ...

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Progress at Open Sew with @kathleenbaden at the @villagefabricshop. Exciting to see this come together. #quilting #quilt #paperpiecing #machinequilting #machinepiecing #makersgunnamake #creativelifehappylife #geometry #cloud9fabrics #cirrussolids #konacotton #modernquilt #modernquilting #stephskardalquiltsmarch2016 ...

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Summonsing the skills of @kathleenbaden for some squishing and squanching. 4 more seams to finish the quilt top. #quilt #quilting #paperpiecing #modernquilting #modernquilt #cloud9fabrics #cirrussolids #makersgunnamake #creativelifehappylife #stephskardalquiltsmarch2016 ...

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Aleks is snickering at me right now because this is happening. Basting & The Bachelor. #quilt #quilttop #basting #sewing #bachelor #stephskardalquiltsmarch2016 ...

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Stitching one ditch at a time, and then a few more later to add some flare. There's anxiety in seeing how this is coming together, not sure if my design decisions worked or not. #quilt #quilttop #machinequilting #paperpiecing #quilting #aurifil #aurifilthread #cirrussolids #cloud9fabrics #konacotton #shotcotton #makersgunnamake #creativelifehappylife #stephskardalquiltsmarch2016 ...

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Phew. After some seam ripping for smooshed fabric and binding fixes, all ready for handstitching the binding after the kids go to bed tonight. And then on my next quilt I'll have to learn how to bury thread ends because I didn't know that was a thing until now. #quilt #quilting #machinequilting #modernquilting #modernquilt #paperpiecing #cirrussolids #cloud9fabrics #konacotton #shotcotton #geometric #makersgunnamake #creativelifehappylife #stephskardalquiltsmarch2016 ...

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A sneak peak of the back, which highlights the quilting. I'm happy with the bit of quilting outside of stitching the ditch. #machinequilting #paperpiecing #cirrussolids #cloud9fabrics #quilt #modernquilts #modernquilting #modernquilt #geometric #stephskardalquiltsmarch2016 ...

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Ta-done. Unofficial phone photo after a washing. I'll have to get the husband and good camera out for a photo without a storm drain in the background. And more details later on the blog. #modernquilts #modernquilting #modernquilt #paperpiecing #machinequilting #cirrussolids #cloud9fabrics (dark yellow) #konacotton (white) #shotcotton (light yellow) #makersgunnamake #creativelifehappylife #quilt #quilttop #quilts #diy #handmade #quiltsofinstagram #igquiltfest #aurifil #aurifilthread #stephskardalquiltsmarch2016 ...

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