Finally going public

Jean contemp

This quilt if finally being shown in public at the Gwillimbury Quilt Guild Show at the Sharon Temple on June 22, 2018.

This is my very first contemporary quilt, made for my sister 12 years ago.  It has been used every day since as a “nap” quilt by my brother-in-law.







My sister is also a quilter.  She and my youngest daughter started me on my quilting journey.  My sister is also the one who encourages me to try new things.  I found this pattern ………. (I’ll see if I can find the book and insert a link)…..  and knew I would make it for her as a Christmas gift.

This quilt measures 50″ square.  The material I used for both the front and back was faux suede…..very slippery stuff.

The construction was interesting.  All the 2 1/2″ strips were cut on the bias.  These  strips were joined together, then folded in half, pressed, and then cut into approx 50″ lengths ….some what like making bias binding.  Remember this was back in the days when I didn’t know that bias could be difficult.  I just assumed I could do it and I did.

Each of  these folded bias strips were then sewn to a 1 1/2″ strip of faux suede.  Then those joined strips were sewn together.  I repeated this until the quilt measured square.

The secret to this quilt is that those bias strips can be turned either up or down creating a wavy pattern which is stitched down from top to bottom.  Try many different layouts and when decide on your wave pattern then sew it down.

Jean's contemporary


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