So far the year I have been on fire starting and finishing quilts. Another project I started over the Christmas break was Noodlehead (Anna Graham’s) Ten Square Quilt.
I feel I need love with this quilt as soon as I saw it and knew I had to make it straight away. I had some low volume whites and a matching black and thought it would make a lovely black and white quilt. So I got started straight away.
This quilt was really quick to put together and after two days I had the top together. I did have a couple of interpretations along the way. Mainly Elvis and Barney. I guess it is my fault for using the floor as a design wall.
Then the hard decision of how to quilt it, I really wanted straights lines on the diagonal across it but how was I going to do that on my long arm. Then a friend advised me that I had to use extra wide backing and wadding to accommodate laying the quilt top diagonally across my long arm.
To get the straight lines, I had to hand guild Baz back and forth across, and I made the space between each cross uneven. I was very happy with the end result.
The next hard decision was, what colour binding to use. The low volume or the black? In the end I used most white and a splash of black.
So after one month I completed finished my ten square quilt. Ta da.
Keep on sewing,