Friday, June 22, 2012

Flock Wave

I was so excited when Thomas Knauer sent me two of his recent fabric collections to make a quilt - Flock and Savanna Bop. Using Flock, I have made a children's quilt, aptly named 'Flock Wave' because I used a curved block based on Jennifer Lanak's 'Roller Coaster' block. Wishing to alter the slope a smidgen, I drew my own in EQ7 and inverted alternate blocks to make a wavy effect. 
Block Size 6" finished.
Quilt Size 48 1/2" x 60 1/2"
Adhering to my 'White Rule', I searched for a suitable background solid to complement the fabrics. Being inquisitive and willing to try anything, I found a spandex 4% / cotton 96% blend fabric at Spotlight ( on my twice yearly visit ).


While it has the weight of a home dec fabric, it was the nicest fabric to sew and quilt with. I had no trouble at all on the long arm or the domestic machine. I even used an iron set just below cotton to press the fabric and it did not scorch the fibres. This blend came in some gorgeous colours, 54" wide and has a beautiful lustre, changing shade, depending on the light and how it was cut. At $AUS 12.99 / metre not a bad buy.
Superior Highlights and So Fine threads
For the backing I pieced together some Flock FQ's and one of my favourite solids from Kate Spains Flurry range in blue.

Super Model - Jasper Carrot
Now to finish off the quilt with either the beige or scrappy binding. I have an appliqué and EPP design planned for the Savanna Bop. Stay tuned for more TK loveliness.

7 comments:

  1. I like the bit of a twist you made to the quilt and think a scrappy binding would be terrific. The quilting pattern looks so hard to keep track of - really nice effect tho.

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  2. Beautiful! I love the backing - I think I might do a pieced backing on one of my quilts. I think the scrappy binding would look great on Flock Wave.

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  3. Love this! The quilting is fantastic!

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  4. What a pretty quilt, and I LOVE your quilting design. I will be using that. What's your white rule?

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  5. Please tell that the quilting is not free-motion. I would be soooooo jealous. It suits your blocks and makes them seem to ripple. It is that the sign of a flockwave?

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