March 16th, 2013

Big Purple Quilt

by Julie Hirt

I’ve been sick all week and haven’t been able to do any sewing. Makes me so mad! I like to make at least one block in the evening. I was hoping I would be up for it today, but it’s just not happening.  At least I have something to blog about.

What would you call this one? It’s a humongous, King sized, HST, flying geese type of quilt. This took me a long time to finish because I lost interest. It was so boring to work on and even more boring to look at. I finally finished it up and sent it over to Tia Curtis. She did an AWESOME job turning my plain Jane into something truly fun.

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Check out these these feathers! I believe she used King Tut Superior thread with a purple variegation (Egyptian Princess?)

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The prints are curved cross hatching.  After washing, the texture is simply amazing. Makes it even harder to get out of bed.

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This was the first quilt I’ve sent off to be quilted, it was entirely too big for me to tackle.  I no longer have qualms about sending off a quilt.  If I need long arm services in the future (and I’m sure I will), I’ll be using Tia.

At the moment, Tia happens to live pretty close to me and I was lucky enough to meet her and check out her quilting lair.  It’s freaking RAD!  She has two long arm set ups and tons and tons of space. She also has more fabric than I’ve ever seen outside a quilt shop. For real. She’s so fun and I wish she lived even closer, I’d camp out in her quilting area.

Tia also has additional pictures with better views of her kick ass feathers. She free motions those! Check out her Camp Follower blog too, she’s truly a sewing inspiration.

I’m also really happy with the back.  It was my favorite print in the collection and it’s super busy, but I just love it.

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Parisville by Tula Pink – Fat Quarter Bundle
Solid is Kona Cotton in Berry



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2 Responses to “Big Purple Quilt”

  1. I’m totally jealous that you could afford to have this quilted. And I love your busy back! I find myself wanting to use fabric that is wild on the back, but I haven’t actually finished a quilt for myself yet, so I can’t do that.

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