Another In Nancy Series Gets Quilted

So Not Nancy got quilted this month with few headaches. Yay! I dyed the large mottled solid fabrics and pieced the busy squares using some of Nancy Crow’s methods. Nancy just doesn’t use large blocks of solids, ergo the title.

I even drew out a quilting plan. (Imagine a picture of me patting myself on the back.) Well, it wasn’t rocket science, but consisted of following the piecing and keeping the diagonal line pattern straight.

I used a hera marker to draw those long quilting lines in the solid areas. You can see the “line” drawn on the right side, below. I found that worked well with the solid fabric and saved me the fuss of masking tape. I don’t think the line would show well on a busy fabric.

As usual, the FMQ in the two pieced areas didn’t go smoothly, but I expected that. I feel naked doing FMQ on solids; prints hide so much.

The quilting in the solid areas was done with a walking foot. The larger spaces between lines are 3/4 inch wide, while the smaller ones are 3/8 of an inch.

I used a heavily discounted dark blue Judy Niemeyer fabric for the binding. I don’t think the barbed wire fence in the print appealed to many quilters, but it doesn’t show when it’s 3/8 inch wide. While I’m fond of facings, I decided I wanted the STOP of a contrasting binding on this one.

Only one more to quilt in this series. Now if I only knew how I should quilt it.

Technical details: 34 x 36 inches; Quilters Dream cotton batting, Aurifil thread.

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8 responses to “Another In Nancy Series Gets Quilted

  1. I like that it is a block quilt. I like that the two pieced blocks are so strongly related but not the same. I like the way they’re connected. And I love the piece of hand-dyed blue to balance the rest! The placement of value is very good and the dark edge with the binding does just what you intended. This is a success, in my opinion!

  2. Once again I think you have created a great composition. I’m intrigued by your patchwork, color choices, and placement. I really like the mustard/gold (on my monitor that is how it appears), an interesting and effective use. I like how your binding frames it and as you wrote – is the “STOP.” It’s nice to see and read your approach to the quilting, I’d say a success in the end!

  3. I find this one very appealing and interesting–lots to look at!

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