Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A Touch of Tradition

It has been a very long time since I have made a 'traditional' quilt.  In fact, this sofa quilt, made with a large variety of batiks, was started over two years ago and has been waiting patiently to be finished.  I finally finished the last bit of work on it and got the binding sewn on last night.  It's a gift, and I'm hoping they won't mind that it's 'slightly used'...the extra warmth provided by the cat hair is a bonus!  Arbour decided she should help me with the binding, but as you can imagine it didn't make the hand sewing any easier!

You might notice in the close up that the two shorter edges of the flying geese (triangles for you non-quilters) are loose, creating little pockets of sorts.  This adds some interesting extra texture to the quilt.

10 comments:

  1. Love the flying geese pocket suprise!
    Remember when batik quilts were not considered traditional?
    Jo

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    1. Thanks. And that's funny...true enough about the batiks. I guess when I think traditional it's a functional bed or sofa quilt with 'traditional' blocks as compared to my art quilts where anything goes.

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  2. Beautiful quilt! Arbour does look cosy tucked it there :) whoever this quilt is for I'm sure they will just LOve it!

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  3. the quilt is beautiful, but Arbour is without a rival (I am not sure I translated it well)

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  4. My first time visit to your blog Linda and your quilt is just beautiful. A fortunate person who receives this lovely gift. I'm pleased you added the explanation regarding "flying geese"

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    1. Thanks Dianne. If you're interested, go to YouTube and search for one seam flying geese. It's a Ricky Tims segment.

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  5. Love the colors and absolutely LOVE CATS!! Arbour looks happy and in a great place. :)

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    1. Thanks Asha. She's never too far from a new quilt or piece of fibre!

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