Monday, 12 November 2012
Sizzix and Tilda quilt
Here's a quilt I made for Sizzix using some beautiful Tilda fabrics. This quilt is 50" square - perfect cot quilt, playmat, lap quilt or wall hanging size. I cut 6 1/2" squares, lopped off the corners and replaced them with HSTs cut from the Sizzix 2 1/2" HST die. The great thing about using Sizzix HSTs is there is no trimming and I hate trimming. I then sashed using the Sizzix 1 1/2" strip die. I set the whole thing on point because almost without exception, any quilt or block looks more interesting to me set on point.
I quilted it using Aurifil 50wt 2024 which is about the colour of Kona snow. I used a 50wt rather than anything heavier as I wanted the quilting lines to add texture but otherwise just melt into the quilt. Since I was straight line quilting, I pre-marked the quilting lines with a hera marker. I used to think I could eyeball straight lines using the blocks on the quilt as a guide but for some reason, that always ends up looking messy so I always mark straight lines for quilting now and the results are much cleaner. I chose a vertical / horizontal cross hatch to work against the diagonal sashing. But what to call it?
Posted by Lynne (Lily's Quilts) at 10:25