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Topic: Intentional Disarray (or Wabi Sabi) Quilt  (Read 553 times)
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« on: October 05, 2019 06:37:45 PM »

For the Geezer Swap, I was partnered with imera, who wanted something to keep her warm. Since I can't knit socks, and I knew a shawl would take me too long, So, I decided to make a quilt because I can sew a lot faster than I can crochet.



I hit the fabric store and started selecting fabrics, and then realized I was picking out fabrics to fit my favorite color scheme. So, I put the fabric back and started looking for something that matched imera's favorites. I spotted this fabric with little pigeons on it and started grabbing fabrics to match. I also found some fabric that had some ships that look like Viking ships to pay homage to imera's home country.




I did a version of a Jelly Roll Race by cutting 70 WOF strips, and joined them end to end. I didn't really think about how long the resulting fabric strip was (I knew it was at least 2800") until my uncle converted it to feet... over 230 feet long! So, it took me a while to sew that first seam (over 115 feet).

Here's the completed quilt top- before I quilted it:




I used a navy blue sheet for the backing. I took it to my sister's to get some help with the basting (I used a spray baste) because I thought an extra pair of hands would help, plus she has a nice outdoor space to work in at her apartment complex.

Spray basting a quilt along the bank of the river:




My quilting is very wonky because A) My machine is not really big enough to quilt on, and B) the little metal arm to help me make even rows of stitching kept wiggling loose from my walking foot and falling out. I cut black strips for the binding and used a tutorial I found online for how to attach it by machine (I had to touch it up with some hand sewing in a few spots). I ended up with a quilt that would fit on a twin-sized bed.

Because of the nature of a jelly roll race quilt, the arrangement of the fabric strips is pretty random, and when you add in my very crooked quilting lines, it's a rather disarrayed final product. I was originally going to translate "Intentional Disarray" into Japanese (everything sounds cooler and trendier if it has a Japanese name), but the existing term "wabi sabi" seemed to fit nicely!
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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2019 08:21:07 PM »

Whoa. This is amazing!
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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2019 09:02:59 PM »

It turned out so charmingly lovely!
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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2019 09:54:05 AM »

This is so beautiful!
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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2019 03:51:00 AM »

Lovely and great choice for keeping someone warm
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« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2019 05:33:40 AM »

 It turned out really cool and I love the colors.
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« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2019 04:53:14 PM »

Thank you! I really did enjoy the process, even if the quilting was a bit frustrating. It was great to spend some time with my sister as we did the spray basting on a beautiful Saturday morning. And, she might be giving quilting a try soon!

I wish I had used a thicker batting, but I was anxious about shipping costs, so I used a lighter weight. If it had been 3 ounces heavier, it would have double the shipping cost! So, I guess I'm glad I stuck with the lighter weight.

I have another quilt top that has been completed for a while now, and I was going to try free-motion quilting on it, but now I'm having second thoughts. I might ask a coworker about renting time on a longarm (her mom owns a local quilt shop), but still do a relatively simple pattern with it.
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« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2019 05:00:37 PM »

wow! i bet your swap partner was floored when they saw this. great work!
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« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2019 05:15:47 PM »

She was pretty happy with it! She probably could have used a slightly warmer batting, but it ended up being her favorite colors, so it was a win!
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« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2019 10:43:57 AM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley
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