Thursday, December 10, 2015

Chanuka Special Day 4

I thought I'd get an early start this time to give people more time to shop! 

I consider myself a traditional quilter, but every once in a while I do try to step out of my comfort zone and do something different. I'm very critical of my quilting and when I finish piecing a quilt I worry that my quilting is going to ruin it. I watched a You tube video of Angela Walters and she said we need to stop being so critical of ourselves. That if someone gives you a compliment about your work, don't point out your mistakes! She lists two other things that quilters should never do. You can see her video here: Angela Walters

 
With that in mind, I decided to enter a miniature quilt in the QuiltCon show in California. QuiltCon is a show for modern quilters. I work better under pressure and the deadline was last Monday at midnight. I got my form filled out and images sent by 11:55 p.m. Talk about close call! Here is the quilt. Like I said this is way out of my comfort zone as I usually on do quilts that are symmetrical or very balanced. This is far from that. I called it Dots and Dashes. I had to use a Michael Miller fabric for the challenge which is the fabric with the dots. All it is, is a simple Rail Fence pattern. It is 21" square.



  Here are some close ups of the quilting. I did the straight line and circle quilting on my regular sewing machine and the fill in work on my longarm machine. I will find out at the end of December if it is chosen to be in the show.







For today's special I am putting my P&B Mykonos fabrics at 20% off. They are more of a modern type design, very linear. They were regularly $11.50 a yard and are on sale for $9.00. I will refund 20% of your purchase on these fabrics. These are some of them and you can find them here: P&B Mykonos.

    

Well, gotta go to bed. I will post this first thing in the morning. As always: Do what you love and love what you do. Thank you for reading, Toby (BE SURE TO LEAVE A COMMENT AND YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS TO BE IN THE DRAWING ON MONDAY.)





7 comments:

Sheepish said...

I can see a landscape quilt with these fabrics, they look like a flash frozen pond surface in early winter or a window pane frosted over in the night. I love your quilting design on your mini quilt.
Happy Chanukah, Glo

Lindsay Woodside said...

Oh, the ways are limitless. Thank you - such a wonder

scottylover said...

Love the quilting! You did amazing! Hope it makes it in to QuiltCon.

Sandy A

Allison CB said...

The quilting on your mini is amazing! Mumbird3atgmaildotcom

Grandma said...

Great quilting on rail fence.
patsystitch@gvt.com

ledamewood said...

Love your quilt, and hope you succeed with QuiltCon.

ledamewood at gmail.com

Crickets Corner said...

I have been quilting since the dark ages and find that I love linear design. Your mini is wonderful as is the fabric line.

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