I'm very excited to share my audition piece for Sewvivor Season 3- Quilting Edition. Sew-vivor is a sewing competition hosted by Family Ever After. Rach has done an amazing job of assembling the judges and prizes. It will be fun to watch the competition progress, even if I'm not selected to play along.
Please allow me to introduce my audition quilt,
T is for Tina.
This quilted wall hanging was made in 2013, following a visit to our guild by Anita Grossman Solomon. I've been a huge fan of hers for years, so it was pure joy to spend two days with her last summer. She had a knack for devising ingenious methods to make piecing easier and more fun. Such was the case with her brand new T quilt.
|Anita and me with take out from Aunt Carrie's|
The pattern was being submitted to Quiltmaker magazine, and Anita graciously gave me a sneak peek. I wasted no time getting it pieced, but then had to decide how to quilt it. On the pic below, I've drawn a large orange T to indicate the area that was quilted with parallel straight lines. The area outside (under) the T was quilted with free motion flowers.
Here, you can see the contrast between the straight lines and the curvy flowers.
The corner squares were paper pieced and micro-stippled in the background.
The small inner border is quilted with a swirly scroll. The outer border is quilted with a free motion fan that I learned in Angela Walter's Craftsy class.
I needed to take new pictures for this entry, so we brought the quilt along on a hike this weekend. Indulge me as I show off the beautiful Rhode Island coast.
This quilt makes me happy. I had wanted to make a T quilt for myself since I started quilting 20+ years ago. Tessellations are cool. The colors remind me of places like this. And I had so much fun making this quilt!
|My amazing husband is squatting down behind the quilt!|
T is for Tina
by Tina Craig, Seaside Stitches
Designed by Anita Grossman Solomon
Blue & green scraps, Kona white background, V&Co border
47" X 48"
Started September 3, 2013
Completed November 4, 2013