Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Moda Bake Shop quilt - Noteworthy Labyrinth

It's finally time to share my latest Moda Bake Shop project!  I call the pattern ''Labyrinth'' - and it was done in the collection ''Noteworthy'', so this quilt is ''Noteworthy Labyrinth''

before it was washed



This really was a lot easier than it looks - there are a lot of seams, but it was pretty easy piecing thanks to strip set piecing :)

An interesting thing I found out about quilts - is that they do shrink more than I thought...... about 10% shrinkage with this quilt.  A lot of the shrinkage might just be the batting though - I did use cotton batting whereas I usually use Warm&Natural or Warm&White,,,,,, which is cotton, but not 100% like I used this time.  The pieced top was 87''x87'', then the quilted top was 85''x85'' - then the washed quilt was 79.5''x79x5''!  I will definitely have to remember that if I want to make a quilt a certain size - to make it 10% larger initially to allow for shrinkage :)  I will have to pay attention next time I quilt a quilt with W&N/W&W to see how much it shrinks :)

And speaking of quilting.......... WOW, was this a bear to quilt on my sewing machine!  It was basted for a month while I worked up the courage......  I could not decide how to quilt it! AND I knew it was going to be a challenge because of the size.........  In the end, I decided to go with an overall swirl quilting design.  This is the first time I've quilted a quilt with this design, and I do love the texture it gave it!  And 87''x87'' top is definitely at the TOP of the size limit for quilting on my machine though!  Anything larger and I will have to send out to be quilted on a longarm.  I am so glad to have finished it and now I am setting it aside for a wedding present :)

And now, pics of the post-washed crinkly yumminess! :)










15 comments:

  1. Am a new follower - love love love this quilt!!!

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  2. Now that is one beautiful quilt.

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  3. Very nice quilt. I will add this to my list. Thanks for sharing the technique.

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  4. This quilt is soooooo beautiful, and I love the edges with no borders. I'm heading over to MBS to find out how you did it! And I love the way it looks post-washing, too!

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  5. WONDERFUL, I love this quilt !

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  6. I just popped over from the bake shop...If you quilted that on your machine, what kind of machine do you have and how big is your throat plate??
    I am really curious to know.

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    1. I quilted this on my Pfaff Tiptronic 2030 - it has a 6.5'' throat. Not big at all!

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  7. Yummy!! I love your quilt! Everything about it really. I have a Handi Quilter so I will put mine on there and do a meander which will work up fasr! Thanks for sharing and congrats on the MBS!

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  8. I LOOOOVE your quilt!! This is getting pinned so I can remember to make it!! It's a brilliant design, and I even have some Noteworthy on hand!! :-) Though I can see this looking great in so many other collections too! Congrats on being on the Moda Bake Shop again and thanks for sharing such a wonderful quilt!!

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  9. Karin, it's gorgeous! Congratulations, you did a fabulous job! I'm definitely downloading that pattern. Great quilting - you certainly deserve a lot of kudos for that monumental task!

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  10. Fabulous project! Now this is on my list of must-makes.

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  11. Your patterns are stunning. The readers at FaveQuilts would love them!

    Kathryn

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  12. Karin this quilt is fantastic! It looks like it took forever to piece and topstitch though - did you do the quilting yourself or did you send it out to a long arm place?

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    1. I quilted it myself on my sewing machine I pieced it on. A Pfaff Tiptronic 2030.

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  13. Love your quilt! I'm with you on the washing thing. Last stitch in of the binding and then into the washing machine.

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