BAWARAO5 – Quilters, start your engines


In the last couple of days I have gradually pinned the ‘quilt sandwich’ of the BAWARAO quilt. Now I’m ready to start up my sewing machine and get stuck into some structural quilting.

I’ve thought about how to quilt this, and following Judy’s suggestion, I’m going to try a variation on concentric circles. I read on a blog somewhere recently (sorry, I can’t find which one now) that you can now buy printed maps of New York as quilting patterns. These two things got me thinking…

From it’s inception, this quilt has been about busy city life. Curiously, I started it when I lived in the city, and I’m finishing it living in the country. Anyway, the look I want to achieve with the quilting is streets and round abouts. If you have a look at my post about my Christmas table runner, you’ll see I did some practice concentric circles joined by straight lines. I now need to figure out how to extrapolate this to a larger scale and keep it interesting without turning the quilt into a piece of carboard by quilting it too much.

Luckily, that gives me plenty other than work to think about while I have a couple of days of holidays left.

Off to greet our visitors and to indulge in some left-over-Christmas-ham sandwiches.


PS: I’d better unearth the tables in my sewing room before I start quilting too or there’ll be an avalanche of stuff as soon as I start sewing 🙂


About bertcollections

I began quilting, with the help of some friends, in 2005, and have been quilting ever since. In that time, I’ve completed several projects in a variety of styles and colour combinations. My approach to quilting generally doesn’t involve using a particular pattern. I tend to have a concept I want to bring to life, or find a fabric on sale somewhere that looks like it could be turned into something fun. As the photos in the 'Introductions' post show, my quilts cross a range of styles, but generally use some strong colours and shapes.
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2 Responses to BAWARAO5 – Quilters, start your engines

  1. Karen Harvey says:

    Can’t wait to see the pictures…

  2. Pingback: SS1 – June Scrap Swap Time? Black and White and Red All Over | bertcollections

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