As part of my book, I want to show people how to work together as a group designing a quilt. So, I have a couple of projects that highlight a couple of ways of doing that. The first group project is all finished and counts as my last finish of 2018.
I had some amazing people contributed. A big thank you to all those that volunteered.
Check out who made what on my instagram feed (@ml_wilkie).
Once I received the blocks I decided that I did not want them all straight and very grid like, and wanted to add some wonkiness. This was accomplished with the sashing between blocks. The other thing I decided I wanted to do was add a color key of the palette used in the quilt. This was accomplished with the flying geese addition on the bottom right.
I had decided early on that most of my quilts for my book, I will be paying for someone else to quilt. It is not my favorite part and if I waited for me to quilt them all, we would never be finished. Luckily, in the quilting community there are lots of people who love this part of quilting. Krishma (from @krishmaquilts) is one such person and does amazing work. I have watched Krishma on social media grow over the last few years and her quilting skills are impressive. I asked her to quilt this one for me. She did an amazing job.
Lastly, the binding I added was to ground and frame the quilt. Navy blue was an obvious choice, however, this particular C+S print was perfect. I loved the grid look but the small surprises were in the colors that matched the quilt…white and pink/coral. A perfect finish.
Name : ??? still needs a name – open to suggestions.
Design: Design as a group
Fabric: Defined color palette use of solids and prints; whatever was in stash
Quilted: By Krishma from Krishma Quilts
The quilt is done but I don’t have a name for it. If you have any ideas, please leave a comment?
I really like the “color key” that you incorporated!
Good Morning! What a great post. First of all, congrats on making progress on your book. And, what a fabulous idea you came up with. I absolutely love how you added a bit of whimsy by the wonky sashing. Maybe there’s a name for you – wonky whimsy. Anyway, I also LOVE the addition of the flying geese doing double duty as a color key. Fabulous! Time to do some PINing, too. ~smile~ Roseanne
The Southeastern Quilt and Textile Museum in Carrollton Ga has your quilt on display with Collection A of the Modern Quilt Guild Exhibit. It opens Thurs Feb 7 and runs until last Sat in April. We are open Thurs, Fri and Sat. But we would be delighted to meet you there by appt
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I am just seeing this post, Michelle! Thank you so much for the kind words. I so enjoyed quilting this piece ❤️