Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Spring 2013 – Sew Retro, Baby!
Sew Retro, Baby!
After seeing Julie Pickles – Mod Pop quilt, I wanted to design something using curved piecing, too. This is the first project I came up with. When my son, Russell viewed the drawing I had made on graph paper, he said the design was very old fashioned – hence the choice of Retro in the name.
If there was any one fabric color I had collected in abundance, it was pinks. Some dark, some plain, some polka dotted. Some with a touch of green.
A pink, grey and white polka dot flannel was purchased for the backing.
This close up shows the detail of the simple outline quilting along each seam.
I chose my favorite machine sewn binding method, which I found on Aunt Marti’s 52 quilts blog. It has become my signature binding! It did take me a while to decide on just what fabric to use, but when I seen this checkered candy cane, I knew she was just the one.
The online quilting community has given me the inspiration to do what I love – and love what I do. Thanks to all quilting bloggers for sharing their projects, their ideas, and that love of quilting with others.