Sunday, December 9, 2012

City Aviation Quilt finished

I have left this particular "aunt" quilt for last. It was easier than expected and I think it came together nicely, despite my misgivings in the beginning. I believe the swirly quilting unified the quilt somewhat.


The quilt measures just shy of the requested 98" (2.5m) squared and the batting consists of 80% cotton and 20% synthetic. I had to go to Tel Aviv to get this batting, so I hope it's good.


Here you can get an idea of the 3D geese and pinwheels. Fun to make and I did easily manage to avoid them during the quilting process, which was a concern before starting. The 3D does add a bit of texture and I think it makes the quilt more interesting.


A close-up of the swirls. Not perfect, but this is not long-arm quilting after all!


The back was pieced with the left-over fabrics. I did buy quite a lot of fabric for this quilt and still did not have much to spare in the end. Perhaps I am finally getting a sense for quantity requirements. Not exactly my forte. However, it is not the end of the world if there are leftovers, because then there is the excuse to start another project to get rid of the scraps, right? 

Have a glorious day!

Christine

PS: I just got word from my aunt that she and her husband love the quilt. Great news!

5 comments:

  1. I love the pattern in your quilt. And the 3D pieces are so unexpected. Delightful!

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    1. The 3D was easier than expected. You should try it sometime. Cheers!

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  2. Hi Christine - I just found your blog, and I'm curious where you buy your fabric and other sewing supplies in Jerusalem. I'm also in Jerusalem but haven't yet found where to go for these kinds of things. I'm more of a clothing and crafts sewer, but I'm guessing the same places would hopefully have supplies for all types of things. Thanks!!

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    1. hello Lindsey,
      I was introduced to a place in Talpiyot by my friend Susan Lewis, who has lived here some years.
      this is her blog http://susanquilts.blogspot.co.il/
      She showed it to me. I am leaving for good tomorrow morning, otherwise I would have loved to show you in person. It is called something like "baad ratz". To get there you take a right at the banking corner (a lot of banks) from the main road to Talpiyot. Drive down to the next main street and turn left. Then drive into the first driveway to the left. there should be a car dealership and a parking lot. The shop is tucked away on the left side of the car dealership. They have all sorts of fabric at around NIS 40 per meter, I think.

      Also there is Jaffa street (Yafo) at the corner with king david street - along the tram line.It cheaper there, but most of the fabrics are synthetics with some thin cottons hidden in there.

      Good luck! 
      Just contact Susan if you need any further help. She is a doll!
      Regards,
      Christine

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    2. Thanks Christine! Sorry to hear you're leaving and we didn't get the chance to meet. Hope you enjoy wherever you land!

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