No I didn’t stutter in the post title. I’m calling this quilt Origami Baby. So since it’s a baby quilt, that made the post title Origami Baby Baby Quilt. It has occurred to me that I should allow my husband the sole rights to name all my quilts as he is wittier than I am, as much as I hate to admit that. I like to think I’m witty, when really . . . not so much.
For the record, I took the above picture because I thought I was supposed to (gah, I almost never do that sort of thing.) But isn’t that the thing in the quilting world . . . having someone hold your quilt and taking a picture with their feet sticking out???
It seems to be. I then realized I need to be true to me and do my own thing. So I took a picture of my husband’s feet instead.
I swear he’s twelve feet tall in those boots.
Then to really sell the whole I’m marching to the beat of my own drum thing I took a picture of the Origami Baby baby quilt on top of the grill. Because when have you ever seen that??? Never. Probably never. Note to self: wipe off grill cover next time BEFORE putting quilt on top. Noted.
Okay, enough of the craziness. Let’s get down to who I really am.
Hi. I’m Joanna and I like to photograph things in trees. Or bushes. Sometimes bushes. Occasionally on moss covered rocks. Ok, there was that one time I used the blacktop driveway to photograph cookies, but I swear I didn’t eat those particular cookies. Ok, ok, ok, and the woodpile. Cookies on the woodpile. Did I mention I used to be a food satire blogger? Yeah. I did. If you have no idea what a food satire blogger is . . . well, join the club.
Drum. Dum ditty dum ditty dum dum dum.
Enough of that, back to the quilt.
Inspiration for this quilt came from here. I purchased the origami boat paper pieced pattern off Etsy and couldn’t be happier! I adore that little boat. You saw it once before here and you’ll be seeing it again I am quite sure.
I’m loving the wavy quilting – I think it was the perfect choice.
This was my first try at applique as well and I think it turned out great.
To this day I still can’t seem to get the tension set just right so you can see the pink bobbin thread peeking through the top.
Now I either utilize this on purpose for effect (I have an art quilt still to share where it actually looks great) or I just keep the bobbin thread the same color as the top thread. It is what it is. I’m still new at this.
I get better and better at binding each time I do it . . .
. . .but the corners still gave me some trouble on this quilt.
I finished this quilt up a few months ago so I’m happy to report I’ve gotten even better. Here’s a sneak peek at the art quilt I finished. I’m super proud of this binding. Definitely my best yet.
Fabrics used on this quilt:
Boat: Cotton & Steel - Arrows in Coral Metallic and All The States in Pink
Birds: Cotton & Steel - All The States in Pink
Sky: Moda Grunge (I think Sugar Cookies)
Water: I’m starting to rethink adding this info to the blog post . . .
Binding: . . . cause I really don’t want to hunt down the info
Backing: oh geez, it was on the clearance rack and that’s all I remember
And that’s all she wrote. And by she, I mean me, because I’m done for the day.
As is my new norm, comments are closed. Here’s why. Thanks for understanding.
P.S. I have finished the Rainbow Bed Runner! I just haven’t photographed it yet. Other than the fact I forgot to increase my stitch length on the binding, it turned out pretty well.
I’m sure I will link this post up to some cool places. I’ll add links as I do.
Sew Fresh Quilts for Let’s Bee Social. My Quilt Infatuation for Needle and Thread Thursday. Quilt Art Designs for Paper Piecing Friday. Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday. Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Can I Get a Whoop Whoop. (I don’t make up these link names, but I’ll try to learn how to “whoop”.)