|Seminole quilt began as strips of red and yellow fabrics|
|the sandwiched Seminole while I was quilting it at DC Modern Quilt Guild [photo by Jessie Aller]|
|Keith caught me sewing on the yellow calico binding|
|the back is tiny white pinpoint dots|
|back machine quilted lines match the top side stripe pattern|
|I like the stripes all bunched up to make a jumble of patterns|
|final the Semiole quilt completed|
It is all done. The red and yellow Seminole single quilt. It's 76 x 52 inches and all machine pieced and quilted. Piecing this project was a lot of fun working to create the various stripe patterns. Using a rotary cutter, straight edge ruler and cutting mat helped make this easier than it would have been with scissors. All that I have left to do is make a label and attach it to the back. I made it this year 2012 from start to finish. It has rows of straight line quilting to match the stripes on the top. Very simply done made it go fast and reduced the stress and anxiety of making mistakes. I laundered it yesterday and it came out just about like it went in, I can't see any difference but it's softer. I got a few good pictures before it goes in the wash just in case something goes wrong. This is a traditional Native American design I know I will be using again.
Now back to the Rose-Star project, quilting by hand, a much slower but still a very satisfying experience.
Today I discovered another man who quilts while looking at Pinterest quilt boards. Joe Cunningham has been quilting since 1979. He works abstractly and makes some very beautiful modern quilts. He has a blog here as Joe the quilter. He has written several books and does shows and lectures classes etc. in addition to quilting. His latest book is "Man Made Quilts: Civil War to the Present" a catalogue for the show of the same name at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont. It is interesting to think about quilts made by other men because in America it seems so unusual. It wasn't always this way and Joe wrote a book on 30 men who quilt which is going on my wish list today...
Happy Holidays everybody!