Monday, May 9, 2016

mod adrian baby quilt

this was only a baby quilt but it's one of my favorites so far!
i did a lot of "never have i ever"s for this quilt. it is my first quilt top using ALL SOLIDS! i am usually such a print girl! it is also my first IMPROV quilt top using no rulers for the piecing of the blocks.
i learned this method in a class with heather jones at quiltcon 2016 in pasadena. i was actually blown away, she is such a great teacher! (some artists are not!) and seeing her work up close was really great. it was a way way better experience than i was expecting or could even imagine.
after quiltcon, i had a lot going on (remodeled my kitchen!) and i didn't get back to this project for a month or so, but i came back and made enough blocks for a baby quilt.
my friends quincy and sara had a baby that first day of quiltcon so i knew it was for him, his name is adrian!
i used a cassette print for the back that i had been hoarding, the colors worked perfectly.

i tried to mimic heather's perfect wishbone quilting. while nowhere near her level, i liked doing it and i feel i should practice this quilting motif more! adrian lives in bed stuy, brooklyn, and will be the coolest kid on the block i think!

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