The other week I got a new Juki sewing machine (see him here). The store where I bought him has a 7-day money back guarantee, so in the first week of owning him, I wanted to put him through all the paces: piecing, quilting, binding...all the fun things I want to make sure he does awesomely.
That meant that after finishing my latest freewheeling single girl quilt (see my post on that one here), I went straight back to basting this one.
But let's back up a minute.
I started my version of the Tangelo Quilt (pattern by Carolyn Friedlander) at Sewtopia New Orleans in 2017. You can see my original fabric pull here. I went with a couple of different Kona solids in blues and grays from my stash, and then used a bunch of Lizzy House's "Whisper Palette" low-volume gray and white fabrics for contrast (also from my stash).
For the first year or so, I only ever worked on this project at retreats - and it was a great retreat project. The quilt is all paper-pieced which means I could sit all day at my sewing machine with my seam roller and sew away without every having to get up and iron my blocks.
Now fast forward to January of this year when I pulled my strips out of my closet and put them on the design wall. (Note - the pattern actually has you make smaller sections of triangle blocks and then sew them together, but I just made strips the length of the quilt and then sewed the strips together).
I backed the quilt in a new colorway of a recently re-released print from Lizzy House (love the print, love the color), and quilted this with straight lines 5mm apart (because my new Japanese sewing machine is only metric), and my machine did really well. Binding was no problem at all either (but note to self: use 2.25" binding, not 2.5").
Now just more pictures!
If you scroll through you'll see a sneak peak of my next quilt project (or two).
I dream of a dedicated craft space where my walls are lined with my fabric (and yarn). I would love to have a sewing table where sewing is all I do and a cutting table beside it. Space for my ironing board would also be fabulous. Basically, my dream sewing room is spacious enough that everything can be left set up and I would have to move things and put things away as I go from one thing to another.
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