Sunday, August 10, 2014

AMB Challenge Quilt Top

Last week I finished up the quilt top for the American Made Brand challenge.

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It’s pretty big, about 70 inches square.  My husband suggested quilting it in concentric circles (like the Nature Baby Quilt I made earlier this year), but I would have to do that on my domestic sewing machine and I think the layers would get shifted around a lot.  I had to cut quite a bit off the edges of the Nature Baby Quilt after quilting because of that.  That wouldn’t work for this quilt since it has a border.  Any suggestions?

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I was able to make the entire bricklayer section from ripped strips just like the Gee’s Bend Quilters.  The final 1” border was precisely measured and cut with a rotary cutter.

I decided to go with wonky friendship stars in the borders.

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While I’m not enamored with this quilt, I think it looks pretty good from a distance.

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I am really looking forward to getting this quilt finished!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

6 comments:

  1. I love the asymmetry of your design Jamie. If you can't do concentric circles on your long arm, can you do a giant spiral?

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  2. Very cool Jamie, well done! I look forward to seeing how it finishes up!

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  3. look at you go Jamie. I love how you're trying all those new designs and techniques.

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  4. How about some interlocking squares for the quilting? You did a great job with the ripping technique.

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  5. Thank you so much for picking my card as one your winners from the teddies challenge, it is such an honour.
    Thank you for all your hard work in making the challenge so successful, it's a shame that the challenge is ending but I can totally understand your reasons and wish you all the best.
    Sue xx Obat aborsi

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  6. What a great challenge Jamie and I like the use of the stars in the border! It really does look American Made!! Seriously!

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