On Saturday, I mentioned that I had made a class sample for my upcoming Quilting on Your Domestic Machine class that I will be teaching at Bolts in the Bathtub on September 18th, and I finally have the time to tell you more about the walking foot whole cloth quilt I made!
The mini quilt layout was inspired by some pattern testing that I had the pleasure of doing recently. As I am unable to tell you about that particular bit of secret sewing right now, I thought I would translate a bit of that into this mini quilt, and I am thrilled with the art deco vibe of the layout. To create the layout, I pressed the block to create an initial grid and used occasional marking lines made using a Clover Fine White Marking Pen (not an affiliate link). I personally like how easy it is to remove the clover marks with a bit of heat from my iron.
I included areas of dense matchstick quilting to use as a reminder to talk about how I approach doing matchstick quilting, some dot to dot inspired motifs, and creative ways to travel around and fill areas by creating subdivisions of a block.
I tried to emphasize what might be considered traditional “blocks” by going over particular “seam lines” repeatedly.
The mini quilt is made using Michael Miller Cotton Couture in Wave for the front and back, and the binding is Cotton Couture in Blue. The quilting was done on my domestic machine, Olive (a Bernina 820), using 50wt Aurifil 2735 (Medium Blue).
If you have ever done a whole cloth quilt before, would you consider doing an entirely straight line version of one? I am definitely itching to play around with that idea more after this mini quilt!