Sunday, 14 August 2016

Scattered - a finished quilt

I promised a few months ago that I would start sharing some of the quilt I've been making over the last few months. Obviously that hasn't happened yet - and I have about ten blog posts I'd like to share with you guys. I'm working and teaching patchwork a LOT more this year, and that has a lot to do with why I'm blogging so infrequently - most of the time it's a choice between sewing or blogging and sewing tends to win out every time ;o). Having said that, I do hope to get my shit together and start blogging a bit more regularly - you know, weekly rather than monthly. We will see if that eventuates!!

So today I'm sharing my favorite quilt I've ever made - Scattered. This quilt started as a class sample for a series of improv workshops I've been teaching over the last few months. I started out by just making blocks with no thought as to how they would fit together, and included all the techniques I wanted to teach in the workshops. After I'd made most of the blocks, inspiration hit and I decided to scatter the blocks of colour across the quilt top, creating what I hope is a really interesting quilt design.


I didn't use a ruler at all when I pieced this quilt, something I plan to do again. It is incredibly liberating to cut fabric free hand, and I love the organic lines it creates within the piecing. It also made it hugely fun to quilt. As much as I love the quilting I did on my Aviatrix Medallion, it definitely isn't my favorite way to quilt - it takes so much concentration and time to quilt like that on a domestic machine. I'm very pleased with how Aviatrix  turned out, and I did enjoy it to a point - but the quilting I did on Scattered was far, far more enjoyable.

As with pretty much all of my quilts, I went a bit nuts with the quilting. Improv quilts are just so much fun to free motion quilt! I think most of the fun comes from the fact that there are so many interesting angles in the piecing that can be reflected in the quilting.



Most of the quilting is grids of various sizes and shapes, with a few pockets of spirals, all done with free motion quilting. I don't use rulers (aside for occasionally marking a few reference lines) when I do this kind of quilting - and I think the slightly organic lines work really well with the piecing. A lot of these photos were taking while I was quilting it, rather than when it was finished - but nevertheless they show the texture the quilting has added to this quilt.



 I feel like I totally found my quilty groove making this quilt - and it generated so many ideas for quilts I'd like to make later this year. This quilt is more 'me' than anything else I've made, and I think that's why it was such a joy to make, start to finish.







I hope to be back pretty soon with a few other quilt tops I've made over the last month or two. Don't hold your breath though ;o)

xx Jess





30 comments:

Peggyinno said...

This quilt is amazing! Such a 'free spirit' kind of quilt. And your quilting is wonderful. So much to look at. Great job!

Quilting Dee said...

Jess,I love the way you have scattered your colours! A free liberated and scattered quilt! Love it!

Lisa J. said...

It's a wonderful quilt Jess ana it looks like it would have been a lot of fun to make.

Sharon T said...

Wow! More, more, more!!!

skippie said...

Just gorgeous. Love it.

Julie Reuben said...

Amazing!!! I am glad you choose quilting over blogging but do share as much as you can.

Ella said...

It's a stunner! I love the improv piecing and the quilting!

myrtovl said...

It is so beautiful and inspiring, congratulations and thank you for sharing!
Myrto

Charlotte said...

it is so, so beautiful! Really amazing!

Dolores Plouffe said...

Your quilting is amazing! You need a tutorial on how to quilt improv quilts....please!

Leanne said...

I love it! I also love to quilt this way, your quilting is stunning!

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

It was a delight to see Scattered take shape via Instagram. The organic quilting really sets off the improv piecing.

pamela said...

Just beautiful!!!!! Love it!

elizabethdee said...

It is gorgeous! Such a pleasure to see your work.

Jessica said...

I love the quilting so much! You really took the design into consideration. Hope I get to see this beauty in person one day!

Jessie H Jackson said...

It just looks fantastic. Inspirational!

Carolyn Grill said...

This is beautiful! I love it. Definitely have to try some improv piecing (and work on my free motion quitling!)

Renee said...

looks like such a fun quilt to make! I love how unbalanced it is in terms of visual weight, it makes the quilt seem heavier on the left side! It's a neat illusion. all those quilting motifs look awesome with the improv piecing!

Debbie said...

This is really something special, Jess!! I love every bit of it! Would it be ok if I shared a photo in my next newsletter where I'm sharing some improv quilts?

Betty Weeks said...

Beautiful work!!! I have never seen anything like it. Very pleasing to look at. Thank you for sharing your work.

CapitolaQuilter said...

Absolutely stunning. I hope to see it in person someday.

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Nanaofck said...

This must have been such a liberating quilt to make. The color, construction and the quilting are all superb.

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