toothpick bridge: september 2018

I completed this quilt in October 2018, as part of the Michael Miller Hash Dot Challenge for QuiltCon (to be determined if it it will be in the show as of November 2018). For this challenge, we were provided four fat eighths, including three hash dot prints and a solid peach. The rules stated that at least 2 of the hash dots needed to be used, and any number of additional Michael Miller solids could be included on the quilt top.

I went outside of my norm of this quilt to make a machine appliquéd, improv(ish) quilt. I had a general outline for the design on the peach background, but I filled it in in an improv manner with strips of white and two of the hash dots. I glued a bunch of quarter inch strips down at a time, and then machine appliquéd them along the edge.

I used Warm & Natural batting, and Michael Miller prints on the back, and completed the quilt with straight-line walking foot quilting on my Juki with Aurifil 50 wt. I did a semi-improv straight-line quilting approach to mimic the improv nature of the appliqué.

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