Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Show + Tell :: This Little Piggy

March 21, 2017

So we survived winter storm Stella. She came and she conquered - and she left us with 14" of heavy snow. We have two driveway, one for the garage and one for the front. Hubby decided to not fully blow the front and instead left a path large enough for someone to come to the front door. The snow blower was not too happy with all the ice it had accumulated.

Last month I took a class with Timna Tarr on improvisational piecing. At the end of the class I had about a quarter of the quilt. I turned it into a baby quilt for a friend's daughter who is having her second baby due in April. Perfect timing.

Front of "This Little Piggy"
Back of "This Little Piggy"

Improvisational quilting is hard, there is no guide nor instruction. I often find myself saying, "Just take these two fabrics and sew them together, and let's see what happens". Half of the time, I'm struggling with which fabric to choose, the other half I'm over thinking the whole process. It's a challenge.

It's finally done. It needs a wash and then it will be on it's way to Buffalo, NY.

For the back - most of the fabric came from leftover from the "Fox Run Nebula" quilt. This made piecing the back quicker.

Baby Blake with quilt

Title: This Little Piggy
Dimension: Approximately 37" x 41"
Materials: Kona Solid Cotton and commercial prints
Method: Machine pieced + machine quilted
Date completed: 03.2017
Quilt & Bitch

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