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.