Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Egrets Quilt in Progress

My current quilt is based on a beautiful Asian-style print, which features what I'm calling egrets. The birds may be cranes, but that makes me think of heavy equipment. I bought the luscious navy fabric at Quilter's Paradise near Fresno a couple of years ago, as the basis of a fall-season quilt for snuggling under while watching TV on the sofa. A couple of autumns later, I finally started working on it. It's been about a week.

The design is simple. There are four 12" wide strips cut the width of fabric, from the egret print. Between the strips are narrow sashings in a small orange print. More of the orange print serves to frame the quilt center. There will be one wide border in a mottled navy.

The quilting is simple, as well, contained in each seam. It's not stitch-in-the-ditch, but quilt-as-you-go, with the quilting in the enclosed seams. It's a technique I borrowed from Kaye Wood's 6 Hour Quilt.

I'm a couple of days away from finishing. I can't wait to see it done. A picture will be up, of course.

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