Woven Quilt

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I’ve been slowly working on this quilt (pattern from Moda Bake Shop) for several months now.  It was the first project I started after my baby was born.  I chose it because it was pretty low-key, and it wasn’t intended for any purpose, so there was no deadline.  I pieced the blocks, and then once my Christmas sewing began again, I put them away for a while.  Now that Christmas is over, and the new year is here, I’ve begun evaluating my UFOs (unfinished objects) in an effort to get them finished in the first months of the year.

I sewed these blocks all together relatively quickly.  It’s a large twin size, and since the seams are all straight, it went together pretty quickly.  Now I just have to decide how to quilt it.  Honestly, I’m kind of stumped about that one.  One of my goals this year is to avoid stippling everything as I have done in the past, but this quilt is one of those that I’m not sure what else to do because the top will overwhelm any sort of fancy quilting design.  I’m considering one wavy line down the middle of each “stripe,” so it would create a criss-cross pattern of wavy lines.  I personally don’t like heavy quilting for bed quilts because it makes them too stiff for my tastes.  I prefer a cuddly quilt, and I’m hoping the wavy line design would do just that.  What I don’t like about this option is that I see it taking much longer than it would to just stipple.  I’m also not sure I’m keeping this quilt for myself, and many non-quilters really do like the stipple design better than others.

Any suggestions?

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Comments

  1. I have this quilt pattern on my to make list. Yours turned out beautifully. I’ll be watching to see what you decide on for quilting. I agree it needs to be something soft and straight forward, but really don’t have any ideas to add.

  2. Hi there! I’m new to WIP this week and am visiting all the other linkys. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your quilt and the fabrics you used! Beautiful!! Regarding your conundrum, I like your idea of quilting wavy lines across the color rows. I tend to fall back on stippleing too much myself. It’s crazy that stippleing is faster than planned quilting patterns. For a suggestion though, are you against stitching in the ditch? It would cause the rows to really pop when washed. Also, a nice big looping pattern would look great and keep it simple. Maybe loop avery five inches or so. Hope this helps the imagination! Your work is stunning and your blog is wonderful!!
    -Karen

    • Those are great ideas! I’m not against stitching in the ditch, and you’re right about it making the rows pop up. I also might try the loopy suggestion. I had just about talked myself into stippling this one, but I think I might choose one of your suggestions. Even loops would be different than what I usually do. Thanks so much for your comment and the quilting ideas.

  3. Beautiful. I love the simplicity and the colors are perfect. Have you decided which quilting method to use or maybe even finished it yet? I would love to see a photo when it’s finished :)

    • I just took it out of the dryer today. I used an all-over flower pattern, but it was still something new that I hadn’t tried before, so I’m happy with that. It coordinates well with the prints in the quilt, too, so I think it was a good choice. I’ll be posting about it soon– just have to get time to take pictures.

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