Monday, November 23, 2020

Maze Quilt

I began making Maze in a Saturday, November 7 virtual workshop offered by South Florida Modern Quilt Guild, of which I'm a member. The Maze pattern by Malka Dubrawsky can be found on the MQG website, free to members

I modified the pattern to make it larger by cutting fabric strips 2½" wide, rather than 2" as Malka designed it.

Last week's retreat gave me ample opportunity to work on it. I finished piecing half of the quilt top, put it together, and pin-basted it on the bathroom floor.

Though quilting isn't an ideal retreat activity due to limited surface space for supporting a large quilt (I have such a wonderful set-up at home, it's tough to match anywhere else) I determined to quilt anyway. One of my friends caught me in action. 

I'd taking along a covered TV tray, for pressing fabric, and used it for quilt support along the back of my table. For quilt support on the left side of the table, I used a lamp table! I made it work. 

Quilting was with a walking foot and free motion foot.

Each color band is straight-line quilted with a matching color of Aurifil #50 thread. The navy blue maze is free motion quilted in a ribbon pattern.
Maze, 46" X 65"
Finishing with binding.


From this photo, you can see how the quilt crinkled-up after washing. I don't usually wash a quilt after finishing it, but this one was out of alignment. Washing helped, likely due to shrinkage from the Hobb's cotton (80%) - wool (20%) batting.

So here's my obligatory #quiltinabismarckpalm photo. I think Maze will make a nice donation quilt.
Linda

14 comments:

SandyPA said...

Well done with the quilting! A-MAZE-ing! This is such a strikingly gorgeous graphic design. Sandy at sewhigh.blogspot.com

Jenny said...

That's a very striking design, and as always your quilingis amazing!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Fantastic finish, Linda! What are you wearing on your hands while quilting? I'm not familiar with those "gloves."

Nancy said...

OMG. I love this. You can “donate” that quilt right over here LOL. I need to put that on my to-do list.

Quilting Babcia said...

This fun quilt will be a great donation quilt to a youngster with a love for matchbox cars! So fun! I'm happy to hear your retreat went so well.

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

Turned out beautifully Linda. Impressed you were able to make it work while on retreat. Agree with the above comment that it would be a great road for little cars.

Mary said...

Your quilting is amazing as always (pun intended). How long did the quilting part take?

Susan said...

My goodness, all that work and you are giving it away! Someone is go to love and cherish this quilt!

Nancy said...

Nicely done! Color are so intense and lovely. I like the crinkled look of a quilt that's been washed. You handled quilting outside of your sewing room like a pro with all the little helps you set up.

Debbie B said...

WOW! Great quilting! That's a lot of work! Love all the color!

Debbie said...

Really lovely! It's such a cool design and I love your quilting of it.

FlourishingPalms said...

Hi Debbie! Thanks for your generous compliments! It really wasn't as much work as you might guess. Actually, the simplicity of the quilt top, and the quilting designs, made it fairly easy to accomplish. Great for away-from-home quilting. (I would reply to you via email, but your Google profile is set to "no-reply commenter.)

Jackie's Stitches said...

It's a beautiful quilt Linda! I like that you included photos that were both landscape and portrait as the pattern looks different to my eye in each direction.

Barb said...

This quit is so intriguing! Great quilting design.

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