My goals for 2015 include developing patterns and teaching quilting classes. It seems that there is a big call for simple (but not boring) quilts of a manageable size. I have really been enjoying coming up with a couple sweet and simple quilts that use squares, half square triangles, and strip piecing. What one symbol is more contemporary than the hashtag?
I chose to quilt this project with a quarter circle arc. This shape resembles the wifi symbol, and therefore connects with the dominant symbol of the hashtag.
In retrospect, I wish I had used a print on the back of the quilt to mix things up a bit. Of course this quilt goes together so easily and looks so cute, I may have to make a few more!
Title: Sweet and Simple Hashtag
Techniques: Machine pieced, Machine Quilted
Quilting: Echoing Quarter Circle Arc pattern done with a walking foot on a Bernina 1008
Fabrics: Kona Cotton and Low Volume Prints
Batting: Warm and White Cotton Batting
Thread: Pieced using Gutermann Mara 100, Quilted with Connecting Threads Essential Cotton Quilting thread in Sangria
Binding: Kona Cotton matching the quilt background, cut on the bias in 2″ wide strips, machine stitched to the front, hand stitched to the back.
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