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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    Lauren says

    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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    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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    Carol N says

    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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      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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    Becki says

    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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    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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    Mabel says

    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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    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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    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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    Aless says

    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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    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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