TTMT Video

TTMT 203: Catch Up

In which I show off…

  1. Dodge Challenger mini – Pattern by Quilt Art Designs
  2. Top Stitched Curves – Extrapolated from tutorials by Karen Eckmeier
  3. Bee blocks – some kind of nine patch half square triangle thing
  4. Panels for Dynamic Stripes – Class by Libs Elliott, The Watcher panel by Libs Elliott from Andover Fabrics
  5. Disappearing Nine Patch blocks
  6. Batik Quilt – Pattern by Cozy Quilt Designs but came free with the batik jelly roll

9 thoughts on “TTMT 203: Catch Up

  1. It’s so good to see you. I love all of your quilts. The dodge car is fantastic.

    The black and white one is going to school.

    The quilting on the batik quilt is amazing.

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    1. Thank you! When I bought the batting for the batik one, I also bought a wool blend batting to use with my Cy Star quilt… I have a few things on tap first, but I’m hopeful of getting that one quilted this summer… it’s so good, but I can’t quite decide how to quilt it. So many scrappy fabrics, there’s probably not a lot of point in going too complex with the quilting, but it’s hard not to want to.

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  2. It is sooooooo good to see you and see all the things! I am especially happy you are all better from Covid. You are one of the most creative people I know and I love seeing all the fabulous quilts you make. The way you took the prints you don’t like and cut them into small pieces to make the quilt is wonderful. And that batik quilt is absolutely lovely. I’m really looking forward to seeing what you do with that fabulous panel.

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    1. Thank you! I was lucky to have a very mild covid case… gave me some free crafty time too, which is maybe the best possible outcome haha.

      The baby quilts with the ugly fabric – the colours were definitely lost in the video because they’re a really dreary brown/beige/khaki combo – are starting to bore me (I have two tops done), so now I’m going to use the rest of the fabric with big half square triangles… or maybe pinwheels. We will see…

      I’m excited about that panel too. And quilting it. I think it needs a kind of poofy batting so I can quilt all those shapes along the lines and hopefully it’ll puff up beautifully.

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  3. Yay Kristel! The car quilt for your dad is fantastic! Your quilting on that AND on the batik quilt really look amazing. I think the 9patch was great way to use up some fabric you weren’t in love with and the one behind you is looking really good!

    That skull panel is kinda amazing. I really look forward to seeing that come together. I love the idea of the stripes juxtaposed with that triangular looking skull image.

    SO good to see you!

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    1. Thank you! I’ve been on a real tear of trying to use up some of these fabrics that I’m not super in love with. I tend to make smaller things if I don’t like something and I’m far more likely to finish these smaller projects and then hopefully I can come back around to some of the bigger ones that I really love.

      I love that skull panel! I think I actually have 2 of them (the other one has a white background) so eventually someday maybe I’ll make a wall-hanging for myself. I think it would be fun. I could have a little momento mori wall, since years ago my sister stitched me up a very cool skull, which I have never hung (since it needs to be framed and it’s a weird size so I’ll need a custom frame).

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  4. Late is always better than never! The Charger (x2!) looks fantastic. I love your quilting on that.

    I know you’re not a huge fan of the batik quilt, but I think it looks awesome! Your quilting is, as usual, fantastic.

    The bee blocks are looking great, I’m looking forward to see what you do with those.

    The fabric line you are using for the disappearing nine patch is super cute. You’re on a roll. Use up that fabric!

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    1. Thank you! The batik quilt turned out better than I expected. The colours help, since it’s got enough variation and bright prints to keep it kind of lively. Quilting on the batik was really nice… easier than regular quilting cotton, I think… it’s like, the squarest quilt I’ve ever made. No stretch to wind up slightly askew the way regular cotton sometimes gets pushed around by the quilting. The whole centre is made of bias edge blocks, and somehow still it’s the squarest quilt going.

      I’m on a quilt top making kick right now, but my basement sewing room is quite cold in the summer, so I’m hoping to get a few things quilted through the summer when it’ll actually be nice to shovel around a bunch of fabric and batting haha. So hopefully I’ll end the year with a few finished quilts as well as all these current quilt tops.

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