I made this quilt in 2011. It was for a class at the store that I work at on improv piecing. I also discussed how to figure out some simple quilt math to finish quilts to the size you desire. I finally was able to bring the quilt home with me last week. I always enjoy bringing quilts home after they have been shop samples. I almost feel like I have a new quilt to cherish.
This quilt was quilted by the amazing Angela Walters. I was fortunate enough to snag her to quilt this shop sample. She quilted some frames that mimicked the wonky blogs in the empty blue space of the quilt. I took this as a perfect opportunity to frame off some of my favorite characters from the Appleville panel by Suzy Ultman (by Robert Kaufman, don't know if it is available anywhere anymore).
I had a lot of extra fabric. I seem to always overestimate when I make a quilt with no pattern. I used the remaining pieces for the back. I pieced in some of the panel scenes as well.
Here are a few more close-ups. I love how much texture the quilting gives it. Angela is AMAZING!
On another note, I purchased Wreck this Journal by Keri Smith today at my local Barnes and Noble. I am really excited to start this journal. Have you heard of them? There are a few in the series now. I have been longing for one for a while.
Basically, you do as the book tells you. Each page is different. The tasks range from drawing with glue to smearing dead bugs on the pages. I started today with a simple one: spray a scent on the page. My book now reeks of Hynotic Poison by Dior. I figured I would give it a nice scent as I am assuming it will get pretty stinky by the time it is finished. Should be fun! I will let you see my progress.
Later this week I should have together my next sample for Fabric Fest. Can't wait to show you!