This Way, That Way

This Way That Way Front

I finished my Glimma quilt just a couple of hours ago and I am pretty proud of myself for braving the frigid cold outside to get pictures! It helped that my car has heated seats. And I think it’s actually 20 degrees which feels like a heatwave after the sub-zeros from the last two days!

I’ve decided to call this quilt “This Way, That Way”. I love the effect of the flying geese going in all the different directions.

This Way That Way Detail

As I mentioned here and here, Windham Fabrics sent me a little pack of charms from Lotta Jansdotter’s upcoming line Glimma, due out in April. I decided to mix it with two shades of Essex Linen – yarn dyed in black and flax. Paper piecing the flying geese made working with the linen quite easy. When it came to removing the paper and sewing everything together however, I really relied on starch. It stiffened up the fabric enough to make it easy to work with, not stretching all over the place.

This Way That Way Quilting

I quilted this with diagonal lines, randomly spaced. They are each between 1/4″ and 1/2″ apart. I bound it with the Yarn Dyed Black Essex Linen. The back is a Moda Crossweave in a coral color (not sure the exact name). It measures 30″ x 40″.

This Way That Way Back

Have I mentioned that I’m actually going to get to meet Lotta at QuiltCon? I signed up for her Textile Printing class and I can’t wait! Is anyone else taking it? And speaking of QuiltCon, I am honored to have two quilts selected to be displayed, my Off Centered Improv and my Belle Wave quilts. I’ll be spending the next week getting them ready, sewing hanging sleeves, labels, and packing them up to ship. Fun, fun!



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    January 23, 2013

    Love it and I totally forgot about our heated seats. Thanks for reminding me.

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    January 23, 2013

    It is not really my kind of quilt, but I have to admit that the choice of background fabrics and particulary the diagonal, random widths of the quilting pull it all together for me.

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    Sally Nicol

    January 23, 2013

    Absolutely gorgeous and have fun with Lotta.

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    Janie Holbrook

    January 23, 2013

    Yes, yes, yes! I am gradually falling in love with greys. You know how that goes in a new relationship, wondering when to lean in for the kiss… I think I am sold! Love the colors and random geese. I have been trying out straight line quilting, both vertical and off angle. Like it a lot! No wonder you are a featured artist.

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    January 23, 2013

    Love how the flying geese move the eye around! Gorgeous- thank you for braving the cold to get the pictures!

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    Sandy Rowe

    January 23, 2013

    Love your quilt–both the pattern and the colors. One day…
    Thanks for the flying geese template. I will try it!

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    January 23, 2013

    I love this quil. I especially love the texture that the linens give it.

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    January 23, 2013

    this is a fabulous quilt.

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    Carol N

    January 23, 2013

    Your quilt is beautiful! I think you may have started a new color trend…first I fell in love with combinations of red and turquoise, then it was lime greens and oranges…but your use of grey and coral is superb! It is undestated, calm and classic. Great job!

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    January 23, 2013

    Great pictures! I love your backdrop. The backing is a nice splash of color.

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    January 23, 2013

    Love it!!

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    January 23, 2013

    Beautiful, Faith! I can’t wait for Glimma to be released.

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    Angela Baker

    January 23, 2013

    Faith, what kind of machine do you use to machine quilt this? Thanks.

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      January 23, 2013

      Hi Angela! I use my regular machine. It’s a Bernina 440 QEE. (The extra E is just for an embroidery module – didn’t use that obviously :)) I used the walking foot.

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    January 23, 2013

    Faith – love the name, it’s perfect for your beautiful quilt!

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    January 23, 2013

    This is the epitome of modern quilts. I love the
    negative space and the little bits of color. I’m waiting for my yarn dyed Essex linen. I’m still working on the scrappy tri around the world.

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    January 23, 2013

    what a fun little quilt. Love all the geese and that backing is so perfect!! Congrats on your quilts going to Quilt con, how wonderful!!!!

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    Jeannie D

    January 23, 2013

    This turned out great…I am in love with it! Thanks for posting the finished pics

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    January 23, 2013

    What a fresh & modern look! I love the linen and the pop of the backing. I had never considered paper piecing geese before but I think I will in future – it should take away the “are they aren’t they?” moment of suspense. I too am a fan of starch – I use it on all my piecing now.

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    January 23, 2013

    Faith, it’s just gorgeous! I love the asymetry and that fabric you set your geese in…

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    January 23, 2013

    Cool, it looks fab, and lucky you getting to take a class with Lotta too! Congrats on the Quilt Con acceptance as well 🙂

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    January 23, 2013

    Looks great! I love how modern it looks, and the color of the backing fabric is perfect! 🙂

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    Sharon T

    January 23, 2013

    Love it!

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    January 23, 2013

    You did it again!!! Lovely, lovely. I have always like the flying geese
    design and thank you for the pattern. I can see projects in the future.
    Congratulations on the Quilt Con

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    January 23, 2013

    absolutely stunning!

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    Rebecca Grace

    January 23, 2013

    This is so pretty, Faith — especially the unexpected bright coral for the lining. I love it almost as much as I love heated car seats, or as we call them in MY car, the Tushy-Butt Warmers! 😉

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    Jen Carter

    January 23, 2013

    Faith, you are so clever. This is gorgeous. Love it

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    Kim McPeake

    January 23, 2013

    Great quilt and I too am looking forward to going to QuiltCon next month. I haven’t used linen yet and need to try it. Thanks for sharing your quilts. I enjoy your blog.

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    January 23, 2013

    Faith-this is so inspiring! Your choice of fabric and colours is very clever. I’m definitely looking at grey for a quilt sometime.

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    January 24, 2013

    Wow! You finished that so quickly. It looks great and I love the quilting. I’ll be sure to get some pics of your fantastic quilts in person at QuiltCon! Congrats 🙂

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    January 24, 2013

    what a beautiful quilt. I love the colours and I love flying geese blocks. :). the backing is a great choice too.

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    January 24, 2013

    I love how your paired Glimma with the linens – they are perfect together!

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    January 24, 2013

    I love this quilt! The design is fabulous! Thanks for sharing with us. You are an inspiration for sure.

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    January 24, 2013

    Love how this one turned out! Thanks for sharing your quilt as well as the hints for working with linen.

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    January 24, 2013

    Congrats on having two quilts displayed at Quilt Con! That’s Awesome!

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    January 24, 2013

    Love this idea–so fresh! Pinning it right away. 🙂

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    January 24, 2013

    Simply gorgeous.

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    stephanie @ providence handmade

    January 25, 2013

    You are GOOD, my friend! I especially love the back – perfect color!

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    January 25, 2013

    Your quilt is really beautiful!

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    January 26, 2013

    I love your quilt ~ it’s stunning!

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    January 26, 2013

    What a great color choice for the backing fabric! I just love the contrast. Awesome quilt thanks for sharing 😀

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    January 28, 2013

    wow! I REALLY like the diagonal machine quilting! I need to go finish a top so I can try!

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    May 15, 2013

    gorgeous quilt, I love the minimalist look of it and hte fabrics you’ve used!

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    Vick Guthrie

    November 4, 2013

    Love it! I’ve never been able to get the hang of triangles but I think I’m going to have another go! Thanks for the inspiration, Faith! x

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    Kim Behm

    January 13, 2016

    Is there a way to get a pattern for this quilt…LOVE I T !!!!!