Since the fabric is made of one-inch finished strips, the most straightforward quilting seemed to be stitch in the ditch. I used smoke YLI nylon monofilament for the top and white cotton thread in the bobbin.
It's bound with one-inch wide (finished) single fold. Smaller didn't look right. While I wanted to use facing, I'm not sure who will get this quilt. It seems better to leave options open so it can be a wall or toddler quilt.
The binding is a Marimekko remnant fabric from Crate and Barrel.
|Black and orange Negative/Positive quilt|
Size: 45" x 45"
Design: Negative/Positive Strips 'n Curves from Louisa Smith
Batting: Mountain Mist Cream Rose 100% cotton
Thread: YLI nylon monofilament and white Gutermann cotton
Quilting: Stitch in the ditch with walking foot
- Made fabric found in storage
- Arranging the blocks
- Sewing the top. BTW, this post includes details of switching your blog to HTTPS. Increase internet security for everyone by updating your blog today.
Recently I heard a podcast about the Wind Phone in Osaka, Japan. A man mourning his cousin installed a booth with an unconnected rotary phone to 'speak' with him. Following the 2012 tsunami others began using it to talk with their own departed loved ones. Grief blankets the world today. The lives of too many people have been cut short. Perhaps we could repurpose some of our old phone booths to bring closure to families.
This American Life, Episode 597: One Last Thing Before I Go. Without knowing how long this link will work, you can currently listen to it here.