Saturday, September 3, 2011

Labyrinth Quilt

Here it is! I finally finished it. This is my Labyrinth Quilt. It was a quilt I started at the "Quilting in the County Retreat." I loved this fabric the first time I saw it. This is one of my favorite quilts.
The way I make my bed it actually fits on this double bed. I changed the pattern a bit. I added the inner border with the half square triangles. They look like flying geese, but they are half square triangles. I wanted to make a quilt that fit on a bed instead of a lap quilt.
I read somewhere that is you have a busy border to do line quilting. I did it here and really like this border effect.
I wanted custom quilting for this quilt. I wanted to do it myself on my domestic machine. In this section of the quilt, I wanted to push down the wool batting so the african points would puff up.

Some of my left over fabric was really small so I made four patches and pinwheels from it. The rest I purchased in fat quarters and a few half yards. I used mostly the fabrics from the front, but had to add a few to make enough blocks to get the size I wanted.

This photo shows the entire top better.

This shows the entire back better.

This is a close up of the quilting on the inner border.

I did stippling in the background to let the star and the squares puff up and stand out. I did the ditch stitching, and it looked pretty, but after the stippling, it really looked nice.

This shows the stippling from another angle. You can also see the swirls I did in the center star.

This was a very easy quilt to piece. I did the center medallion in one day. I had to figure out my own outside border because the pattern didn't show a border for this size quilt. It finishes as a full size quilt. The pattern does different things to make the quilt larger. I only liked the lap quilt and the king size quilt designs, but I wanted a double or twin. I think my design worked out pretty well.

This is the hardest quilt I have ever photographed because of the dark colors. Some photos were overexposed intentionally. I also had trouble getting the photos in order during the posting. I hope you enjoyed the post anyway.


bettyp said...

WOW!! You did a great job on this !! I really love it!!!

Joan said...

Lovely Colleen- it really is interesting how you quilted this...its great!


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