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Plus No. 4 Organized Chaos

It’s Friday, the last day of a very long week, a long couple of weeks to be exact. I am so excited to share how this stack of fabric finished into a quilt. It was delivered on Wednesday and the new owner is thrilled. I love being able to surprise people with quilts – it makes the entire process that much more fun!

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Here is Plus No. 4 Organized Chaos. My husband did the fabric pull based on the center Go Go London plus and helped me cut the fabric. It was a true collaborative effort, one that I hope to do again soon.

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The fabulous quilting was done by my friend Amalia! I told her to have fun and quilt it however she wanted – I am blown away by it. The photo above was taken prewash, the quilt has even more texture now.

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I am happy to say that with the exception of the binding, the entire quilt came out of my stash, a first!

 

Quilt Details

Title: Plus No. 4 Organized Chaos
Pattern: my own
Front: Miscellaneous fabrics from my stash inspired by the Go Go London in Lustrous plus in the center and Platinum Quilter’s Linen
Back: Black Widescreen and scraps from the front
Binding: Go Go London in Lustrous
Quilting: by Amalia Teresa Parra Morusiewicz
Finished Size: 54 1/2″ square

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Plus no. 3

Knowing that I have a ton of WIPs in various stages of completion makes me very grateful that I can share a finish with you today! Plus no. 3 is a grayscale study with a fun blue binding.

(No you did not miss Plus no. 2, it is in the WIP pile! One can be seen here.)

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I set out to make a masculine quilt, which is why I ended up with a grayscale study. The color palette is fitting for the recipient, my boss who is a photographer. He has been ill for some time now and I wanted to provide him with something from home. I love doing the Plus quilts because they are simple and show off the fabric. There are endless possibilities on how you can transform the pattern into something beautiful.

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To offset the gray, I added a bright blue binding which plays nice with both the front and the black Widescreen on the back.

 

Quilt Details

Pattern: My own Plus design.
Front: Kona gray solids: black, charcoal, slate, graphite, iron, and silver, Bella white and four prints: a black & white chevron, Metro Circles, and two unknowns from my stash.
Back: Widescreen in black by Carolyn Friedlander
Binding: Fishnet in Cobalt for Michael Miller
Quilting: Aurifil 40WT #2600 (a pale gray)
Finished size: approx. 45×54″

Sewing with Friends

I have been spoiled this month, absolutely spoiled! I have been introduced to sewing with friends and I LOVE it! First at the MidAtlantic MOD, this past weekend with Casey (which I’ll get to in a second), and sewing with Nancy at the New York Beauty class taught by the wonderful Sarah Bond that I started on Monday.

When I first started quilting almost two years ago I posted the WIP photo below of my first quilt, I was surprised and excited that my good friend Casey said that she had just finished her first one two weeks ago (we had no clue what the other was up to)! I tell you, we are meant to be friends!

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Casey popped in last Wednesday for a visit, planning on just staying for an overnight, and I ended up convincing her to stay all weekend so we could make a quilt together. She had never machine quilted before and I wanted to introduce her to it. Warning: photo heavy!

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It was fun showing her my process for everything, from sketching out the quilt, cutting the fabrics, an introduction to chain piecing, quilting and binding.

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We picked fabric from my stash on Thursday, cut on Friday, and finished on Saturday! It was a whirlwind weekend, but we had a blast.

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I even had time while she was piecing to break out my Featherweight and get my April block done for the Modern Instabee! (Yes, we had to coordinate who moved their chair first.)

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Our binding session was fueled by fresh carrot cake and Riesling, it lasted into the wee hours of the evening, but we got it done. In the future, I may always wait to bind quilts with friends, it goes so much faster!

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I loved Casey’s choice of orange thread to quilt with, it really made the whole quilt.

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I think I have her hooked on machine quilting. I received a text from her on Monday asking what type of foot she needed to quilt!

What do you prefer, sewing with friends or solo?

 

 

 

 

 

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