Monday, February 20, 2012

Design Wall Monday - Aunt Maggie's Patchwork Quilt

Aunt Maggie's Patchwork Quilt by Lori Smith is on my design wall this Monday.  It was a block-of-the-month kit from my late, lamented local quilt shop, The Primitive Thimble, and its number was chosen for the UFO challenge this month.  If I'm to make my goal for February I need to load it onto the Megaquilter and machine quilt it and bind it before the end of the month.  So I hung it up to see if I could get inspired for the quilting process.
Surveying my thread situation, I realized I had white, off-white, and black but nothing to blend with the tans and browns in this quilt.  So I went to the fabric store this week on my way home from work and picked up a spool of thread.  Camel was too gold, and Khaki was too green, so I went for Dogwood.  I think it'll be a good choice.  I'm still debating what design to use.  I think the most realistic is an allover loopy squiggle; it will get done in a timely way.  But Diane Gaudynski has such inspiring feathers that sometimes I'm deluded enough to think I should try.  Maybe I'll just do one or two feathers as an exercise in humility.  I don't really like elaborate quilting patterns that compete with the piecing in a quilt like this, so it will probably be the squiggle.

Stash report:

Fabric used this week: 4.6 yards (binding for Play Ball quilt and backing for Aunt Maggie's)
Fabric used year to date: 20.9 yards
Added this week: 0 yards
Added year to date: 0 yards

Net used for 2012: 20.9 yards

Yarn used this week: 0 yards
Yarn used year to date: 864 yards
Yarn added this week: 0 yards
Yarn added year to date: 492 yards (all handspun, not purchased)
Net used for 2012: 372 yards


Amy said...

I love this quilt! The Dogwood thread look to be the perfect color for the quilting.

Michelle MMMM4 said...

Lori Smith's patterns are some of my favorites, I would love to see your quilt when you finish. (Michelle M from CT)

kwiltnkats said...

I've been getting more and more acquainted with Lori Smith's designs. She does beautiful work. You have done an excellent job with her pattern. I'm on the second block of Jo's Country Junction's Quilt Square Quilt Along that is using one 12" block of Lori's Quilt Squares series of designs. This month its the bear paw of Quilt Squares #1. I think you found the perfect thread...if you are to get it done stick with the squiggle. Definitely try the feathers but not this close to the end of the UFO Month! Sandi