Happy Friday, Friends! I hope you have had a good week. I have been wanting to share with you a couple of quilts before the year ends. The first quilt is Migration, and it is featured in American Patchwork & Quilting’s 2015 calendar.
image source: Meredith Corporation
Migration is a little different from my usual style. It is a geometry-centric design that focuses on the use of flying geese units in different color gradients to achieve a captivating (I hope) visual effect. I had the GREATEST fun making the quilt, and I felt I was rather hip after completing the project.
Migration uses fabrics from Island Batik — check out Island Batik’s website here for similar fabric swatches that can be used to replicate the quilt. Actually I would really love to hear what other color combinations you have in mind! I am thinking a fiery yellow and orange and red combination would make a very stunning visual impact.
The quilt design lends itself to much negative space for quilting. The following picture partially shows the back where I had quilted circles randomly across the quilt, and then filled in with feathers.
Here are a few close up pictures of the quilting on the quilt front. I know I sound like a broken record, but I honestly don’t think I will enjoy the quilting process as much as I do if it weren’t for the Aurifil Mako 50 Cotton threads I am using.
I included the following shot to show just how tiny and tight Aurifil’s Mako 50 Cotton thread allows me to quilt in the background fillers in the picture above.
I wanted my quilt to lay flat and not stiff as cardboard after all the dense quilting. So I opted to use Hobbs Tuscany Silk batting as the “meat” of my quilt. I also made a hanging sleeve for this quilt because I know for sure I want to hang this quilt up somewhere.
Want to make Migration? American Patchwork & Quilting Calendar comes with a separate booklet with complete instructions for all 12 projects. You may purchase the calendar here. The calendar and booklet would be great for anyone who wants to do a QOM (Quilt of the Month) regimen.
I actually have two projects featured in the calendar. I will be sharing about the other project next week. So do come back! :) It is that star quilt on the top right corner — and you know what I think of star quilts!
Tell me what you think of Migration. And this rounds out a very intense week for me! I intend to work still, but will take things a bit more slowly. Have a blessed weekend, Dear Friends!
My 2014 lineup to date — click on project names for more information on individual projects.
American Patchwork & Quilting (Calendar 2015): Get Happy
American Patchwork & Quilting (Calendar 2015): Migration
Annie’s Row Quilt Book (March 2014): Stardom
Annie’s Dazzling Diamond Quilts Book (May 2014): Solar Star
Australian Quilters Companion (Issue 68): Stars Aligned
Australian Quilters Companion (Issue 70): Pocketful of Daisies Welcome Banner
Fons & Porter Table Toppers Book (September 2014): Silver Maple
Fons & Porter’s Easy Quilts (Summer 2014): Teething Rings
Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting (January/February 2014): Hurry Home
Fons & Porter’s Easy Quilts (Winter 2014): Hoppity Hop
Generation Q (May/June 2014): Hole in the Wall
McCall’s Quick Quilts (August/September 2014): Owl Be Your Friend
McCall’s Quilting (January/February 2014): Spiral Squared
McCall’s Quilting (July/August 2014): Bird Watching
Popular Patchwork, UK (April 2014): Mending Fences
Popular Patchwork, UK (September 2014): A Mother’s Love
Popular Patchwork, UK (December 2014): Christmas Wreath Runner
Popular Patchwork, UK (December 2014): Yuletide Snowflakes
Quilt Trends (Winter 2014): Enchanted Forest
Quilt Trends (Winter 2014): Urban Stars
Quilter’s World (Spring 2014): Urban Oasis
Quilter’s World (Summer 2014): Starry Repetitions
Landauer Publishing’s Recreating Antique Quilts (October 2014)
The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Farm Crossing
The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Boxing Day
The Quilter (April/May 2014): All Squared Up
The Quilter (April/May 2014): Tulip Trail
The Quilter (June/July 2014): Garden View
The Quilter (August/September 2014): Song of Praise
Free to use designs / PDF download:
January: Midori’s Place using Gramercy by Benartex
January: View on Lexington using Gramercy by Benartex
January: Everything’s Coming Up Rosey using English Rosey by Benartex
February: Verde (Quilt) by Quilting Treasures
February: Verde (Banner/Runner) by Quilting Treasures
March: Hot Topic by Quilting Treasures
March: Poseidon’s Adventure using Neptune’s Dream by Benartex
March: My Cozy Sweater using Palm Springs by Benartex
March: Wild Kingdom using Sew Rousseau by Benartex
April: Fun with Frosty (Quilt & Runner) by Quilting Treasures
April: The First Thanksgiving (Quilt & Runner & Placemat) by Quilting Treasures
May: Party Poppers using Paintbox/Shadows by Benartex
May: Sprinkled Sweets using Paintbox/Shadows by Benartex
May: Dino Craze using 10,000 B.C. by Benartex
June: Monster Mash by Quilting Treasures
June: Santa’s Sleigh using Starry Night by RJR Fabrics
June: Learning is Fun by Quilting Treasures
August: Lovey Buggy using Luv Bugs by Benartex
August: Hot Little Dish (Wallhanging/Table Topper & Runner & Placemat) by Quilting Treasures
August: Sweet Hearts using Luv Bugs by Benartex
August: Pagoda Paradise using Little Harajuku by Benartex
October: At the Pond using Leap Frog by Benartex
October: Expressions of Faith (Sofa Quilt) by Quilting Treasures
October: Expressions of Faith (Tablerunner) by Quilting Treasures
October: Expressions of Faith (Infant Quilts) by Quilting Treasures
November: Sunshine using Sunny Days/Sunny Bonnet Susie by Benartex
November: Sew Lovely using Made With Love by Benartex