Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Obsession on Point - The Flea Market Fancy Quilt
As I have gone on and on and on and on about in previous posts since almost exactly one year ago, I have been collecting Flea Market Fancy fabrics from friends and swaps and shops for quite awhile now. I finally amassed enough of the entire collection to create this square in square on point quilt.
This quilt was my recent submission for the Portland Modern Quilt Guild's special collection display at the Sister's Outdoor Quilt Show in the beginning of July. This was my Quilt Story for the submission of my quilt:
"For over a year I have been obsessed with Denyse Schmidt's Flea Market Fancy collection; out of print and hard to find; not my first and not my last obsession.
I have begged, borrowed and swapped with over two dozen online and real life friends to complete the entire collection. I cut into my obsession and created this quilt which I love dearly for all of the beautiful colors, prints and the love I feel when I think of all of the friends that helped me to gather and create it.
I cut into my coveted stash. Have you?"
One of my favorite blocks: Grey Seeds set into Blue Daisy Dots - I had BARELY enough of the grey seeds to complete the two blocks that contain it. I would still LOVE any more of those and the blue seeds that I can get my hands on.
The quilt has a 2.5" ruffle binding around the entire perimeter. The quilt back is Pink Daisy Dots on top and Green posies on bottom with a "label" strip of Kona Snow between them. The "label" reads, "Obsession on Point ~ Pieced and Quilted by Violet Craft ~ June 2011". The label was digitized with Generations Embroidery Software and embroidered on a Janome Memory Craft 300E. You can also see that I left the selvages exposed around the quilt label strip for posterity. It was quilted using a loose free-motion stipple on my Bernina Virtuosa 155.
Special thanks to Heather, John, Elizabeth, Mo and the Flickr Swappy Poo group. And everyone else who ever let me take their very last smidge of any print I could get my hands on. I am cooking up another quilt with those little smidges! I couldn't have done it without you all!
I love this quilt to pieces and hope it will be with our family for a very long time.
Posted by Violet Craft at 6:29 PM