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I Made a Quilt!

Back in 2018, I took a class from Pat Pauly.  I came home with yards and yards and yards of fabric that I printed over the five day class. 

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It's no secret that one of the keys to me being prolific is that I'm very fast when it comes to making things.  I did so much printing that I had to buy more fabric half way through class! 

Over the past few years I've pretty much been hoarding my pretty fabric.  I did use it to make some shirts for myself...

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...but that's pretty much been it.  (BTW: It's the arms on the blue shirt. The body is a commercial fabric.)

Last week I decided it was time to stop the hoarding and use the fabric!  I threw some of the fabric up on my design wall and just stared at it.  And then I took my thought process to my instagram stories.  

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After I while, I noticed that one of the fabrics seemed to have a great deal of value range -- lots of dark and light areas.  

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I figured that maybe I could use just that one piece of fabric to make something cool.  So I asked other people what they thought.

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The overwhelming answer was: go for it!  And so I did!

I made some striped sections and then wondered if I should bring in a contrasting fabric. 

I tested out both a gelatin printed fabric (from my Year of Gelatin Printing class) and a stamped fabric (from a class I taught on block printing on fabric).

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I actually really like both of these.  But the more I stared at them, the more I thought about how cool it would be to make a quilt from just one single piece of fabric.

And so, I did.

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I finished the quilt with a facing.  You can watch this short video where I'm working through all the steps of facing the quilt:

I love how this quilt turned out!  And it will be a part of my quilt guild's quilt show this year!  If you're in the Boston area, the show is May 6 & 7.

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I will be working the mini art quilt table on May 6 from 11am-1pm if you'd like to stop by and say, "Hi!"

Thanks for stopping by!

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