Saturday, March 21, 2009
Nontraditional quilt with a traditional square
Here's a photo of my wool quilt. Although I rarely do traditional quilt squares, I am doing this quilt for a friend who is a federal judge, and I thought the CourtHouse Steps would be appropriate.
It is all pieced and ready to quilt. The strips are cut from men's suits, trousers and jackets. The centers are Ultrasuede (no two the same color). They are from Ultrasuede I had in my stash, and many are from scraps given to me by a quilter friend whose husband has an interior design shop.
The quilt is ready for the batting and backing. I will use Thermore for a lightweight batting, and the backing is a gorgeous rose color Dupioni silk. I hope to tie it with 2 mm. silk ribbon, if I can pull it though with a needle.
As soon as I get my worktable cleared off, I will try to get this finished.