Lattice Quilt - 64" x 76"
The Lattice quilt took its place at the front of the line.....it had long been on my “to do” list and its time had come. I began making blocks.....LOVING the freehand cut curves for the lattice. As usual I made a ton of blocks.....when piecing blocks for a “block” quilt, I find that I ALWAYS make many more than I need. I can’t really tell how everything is going to play together until I actually see it up on the wall and I like plenty of choices without having to return to the sewing machine every five minutes! Even so, it's a continuous process of "yes, no" and "make some more". Often what I think will be perfect as I collect a pile of fabrics....just isn’t.
For example, the yellow/green (below) seemed to be too stark....and it needed to exit the premises. I liked the darker leafy green but only had a limited amount so I had to piece a few 9 inch blocks before cutting the lattice strip from the middle....but no problem there. I began with different reds and had to jettison them, but rather late in the game the orange/red fabric showed up and I felt it to be perfect. Yay for a touch of Orange!
I also ironed my seams open when joining the blocks.....it seemed to help with more accuracy at the join.
Witness my rather large pile of leftover blocks.....a few of my originally chosen 'reds' and 'greens' didn't make the cut.....at any rate, there is another quilt somewhere in here I suspect....but it will wait for another day.
Pieced Lattice Quilt Back
And there's my first finished quilt from Sujata Shah's book!
~Edith Yoder Schmitt
love your quilt I made one like that onceReplyDelete
Thank you, Karen.Delete
Love it! I was only just looking at Sujata's book yesterday, lots of inspiration there!ReplyDelete
Thank you! Yes, that book is full of ideas and I eventually want to play with more of Sujata's various blocks.Delete
A delightful finish. Thanks for sharing your progress and changes along the way.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Ann. I always enjoy seeing 'progress' quilts myself so I figure there must be others out there like me!Delete
What a super colourful finish!! Sujata's methods of working with shapes is so good, it's a joy to make one of her patterns. Love the orange in your quilt and the pieced back. Congratulations on another finish.ReplyDelete
Thank you! Sujata's pattern methods are fun, I agree! I actually got so carried away with making these blocks that I gave myself some carpel tunnel pain...so I am trying to use moderation currently but it is so hard when there are so many quilts to be made!!!Delete
Carpel tunnel issues are a pain - I have had surgery on both hands for this. I do hope it settles quickly for you, it's definitely a good idea to be moderate with your cutting at the moment.Delete
If you do suffer with pain after rotary cutting, consider switching to the Martelli rotary cutter. I have had all sorts of issues using the Olfa-style cutters but almost no issues at all using the Martelli ergonomic design. (they come in left and right handed models and use Martelli blades which come in bulk packs online)Delete
What a fun quilt! Just imagine those leftover blocks as a border zig sagging on another quilt!ReplyDelete
Yes....that's an idea!Delete
Beautiful quilt. Your fabrics and colors glow and work so effortlessly together to enhance the pattern. Thank you, Edith, for sharing and for introducing me to this wonderful new quilty world of Cultural Fusion ... :-) PatReplyDelete
I am loving your posts of beautiful quilts you make! This quilt has so many fun prints, I could look at it all day.ReplyDelete
Please be careful with getting carried away with blocks. Watch how much pressure you apply while cutting the blocks and trimming them. Most importantly, change those blades frequently. When you replace the old one, you will know the difference it makes on your hand right away.
Congratulations! It is wonderful -- and I agree about thinking that the fabric pull pile is perfect only to find that the quilt itself has other ideas during its construction.ReplyDelete
Congratulations on a lovely finish; all these different fabrics together are a feast for the eye!ReplyDelete