Ever since I started keeping a list of my finished quilts (including recreating the items finished before I started the list), I have been pleasingly amazed at the count. I thought 200 was pretty good, and here is Number 250! And still going.
Indigo Study was made from a huge pile of yukata strips that came to me from another quilt guild member. I did not intend to spend time with these, but then my daughter sent me a link to a YouTube video that demonstrated the Jelly Roll Race quilt top technique, so I thought I would try it. See the Jelly Roll demo here.
Indigo Study, 2015 32.5″ x 43″
I worked until I ran out of pre-cut strips, so this is how big it got. Turned out as this random mess of boldly designed fabrics all mashed together–just my type of quilt.
I thought these fabrics looked better with the strips running vertically, rather than the horizontal presentation in the video.
The technique was simple, fun, and perfect for those times when you just want to sit down and sew, without too much planning. Instant quilt.
Here is a detail of the quilting, a hanging diamonds pattern. These quilts are so scrappy that ornate quilting might not be seen, so I stayed simple.
Also, perhaps more importantly—there is something rewarding about “finished”.
Indigo Study, Detail, 2015
This quilt and a few of my others, both small and large, will be available for sale in the Marketplace at the upcoming East Bay Heritage Quilters Voices in Cloth 2016 show in March of next year. All the proceeds from these sales will be donated to the Deanna Davis Community Quilts Project.
Click here to find out more information about this Show.