Apr 7, 2010

"Perfect" Amish quilt

Here it is--my liberated Amish type quilt is completed.  I made this quilt for Tonya's challenge.  See http://lazygallibamish2010.blogspot.com/
Thanks so much, Tonya for letting me join in this fun blog!  My quilt was inspired by the book "Amish Abstractions."  There are several string quilts in the book, a Chinese coin quilt, and a baby quilt called "Joseph's Coat."  And I learned how to do the free-pieced letters from Tonya's blog
I've been enjoying the free-pieced letters for some time, and I've made wall hangings and a quilt incorporating them.  This quilt was made using only solid fabrics.  Over the past year or so, I've been collecting an assortment of solid fabrics.  I purchased the hot pink especially for this quilt.  The quilt is hand quilted except for the outer borders, which I sewed on the machine.  I enjoyed doing the hand quilting very much, especially because in a liberated quilt, you can stitch with some abandon.  If you are doing hand quilting, I advise getting a good light.  I purchased an inexpensive reading lamp because the lamp that I've been using all along malfunctioned, and had to be disposed of.  Now, about the binding.  I make a straight of grain binding, which I cut 1 3/8 inches wide.  I sew it to the quilt front in a 1/4 inch seam, then I turn it to the back and hand hem it. 


Clare said...

Roz - this is wonderful. Congratuiations on a beautiful quilt.

Aunt Spicy said...

Its fabulous! I lvoe the idea of a liberated amish quilt, so fun!

Sharon said...

Your Liberated Amish quilt is wonderful....Perfect, in fact! It's fun and colorful. I'm really enjoying making mine too. What a fun challenge it's been.

MARCIE said...

This is a great quilt! I love it! What a clever girl you are!