Monday, September 28, 2020

Quilt Quark Gallery - Cindy Lange

Scrap top, Kona Solids, 48” x 62”, quilted in walking foot waves and bound in black. Already on its way to a friend in the Michigan U.P. where it’s needed more than here. 



The last time I squared up a non-traditional quilt top I kept cutting off a little bit, a little bit, until I’d cut off A LOT, and I still ended up binding a janky trapezoid. I really like this top and I didn’t want to amputate. What to do? I remembered back when Paige Alexander demonstrated her blocking technique for us. I‘d enjoyed seeing how a sewist of her caliber goes about her craft, but didn’t think it had any application for the basic stuff I do. But as my Mother used to say, “Learning is never wasted.”


Here’s my entire rig, not nearly as elaborate as Paige’s: a cheap tiling perpendicular laser and my biggest ruler, deployed on my fuzzy thread covered floor. It helped enormously and I’m sure I’ll use it again.

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Pattern is “Club Noir” from the book Colorful Quilts for Fabric Lovers by Walsh and Burke. It measures 54” x 72”.

Top fabrics are solids from RJR Kona and Connecting Threads.

Back is a Vlisco wax print. I found a steal online for a six yard piece. Probably crazy to use as a backing fabric but this quilt is for my son-in-law and he’s worth it.
















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