Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Really Random Quilt #2

This one was slightly harder than the first random quilt. For this one, she requested OU, Steelers, and Angels...not exactly things that go together!



However, I have a ton of OU and Steeler scraps, so I started hunting for something that would work while she hunted for Angels fabric.

Which, turns out there's not any! She lucked out on a 8x15" slab on eBay, and pilfered one of her son's t-shirts. Since we had almost no Angels fabric, I wanted to make the most of what we had.

I was drawn to this pattern, done in OSU by Kate from Life in Pieces, mixed with this quilt by Kati from the blue chair. Mostly, I liked the randomness of Kati's but the slab piecework {and therefore no 90ยบ corner seams} of Kate's.



This is as close to improv piecing I'll ever get...all the main blocks are 12.5", unplanned until I started each one. And I really doubted the process the entire time, especially the negative space in the corners. 

But now that it's done...I love it! I can't say it turned out the way I pictured it, because I didn't really have a "picture" plan, but I think it turned out really well.

I mean, how else would you blend all these fabrics? {Which started a debate about letting children in the same household support OSU/Packers vs. OU/Steelers.}



The solid is Kona Marine and the backing is black minky. {Yes, this is her fourth quilt backed in the same minky.}

5 comments:

  1. Your design blended all the elements really well. It's a fun quilt.

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  2. that looks awesome, any tips on quilting with a minkee backing? I have been too terrified to try it on my long arm!!!!

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  3. That's an amazing quilt, Kate! Love your design, and how you made such disparate elements come together so well. Whoop whoop!!

    PS Hope you got a great price on all that minky!

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  4. Ooooohhhh....I can just feel the minky! Cool quilt.

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