Sunday, October 2, 2011

Liberated quilting?

Has anybody named free form quilting liberated yet?  This is one of the jelly roll race style quilts that I made back in July.  I wanted the quilting to just be fun, just like the piecing.  It might be a gift for a college girl.  I didn't want to have formal quilting on it.
This is going to be the binding.
This is the backing fabric.  I loaded this on my longarm machine on Tuesday but just didn't feel like quilting until yesterday.  I have 3 other partially quilted quilts to get back to now too.  First though I have to get ready for a program I am giving Monday night at the Plano (next town over) Library.  I have been typing notes and pulling quilts and have to finalize it soon.


28 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

Sounds like you have been busy. The free form quilting looks like a lot of fun. Chris

Impera_Magna said...

I LOVE your "free form" quilting... it's perfect for this quilt! I'm going to have to experiment with it...

Gene Black said...

I will declare it "liberated!" Freeform is the only kind of quilting I do

Jackie said...

I think it is perfect for this type of quilt! Great choice for a college girl. Liberated it is!

Jean said...

The quilting looks great and fits the long and narrow rows!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I love your liberated quilting design. That looks really fun! Your jelly roll race quilt turned out really pretty.

frebblebit said...

For piecing, there's Liberated Quiltmaking (out of print) and Liberated Quiltmaking IIby Gwen Marston.

Mary said...

I know what you mean!! Sometimes we have just got to quilt without a plan, and totally liberated! This looks great, and I love the binding!

karenfae said...

love how that quilt turned out - the quilting goes with it perfectly. I have 3 jelly rolls waiting for me at home of the same type - I might use it all for one quilt - it was from Connecting Threads on sale for such a low, low price that I got 3 of them - over two years ago I think, red/whites/blacks.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

A Quilter Awakens said...

I am now stoked to make a jelly roll quilt, and I have GOT to find some zebra stripe for binding. I hope you find imitation a sincere form of flattery! Karmen

Sheila said...

Love your 'liberated quilting'.
Love free motion quilting, too.
NICE coordinated binding and backing! Wonderful, colorful quilt for either a boy or girl ... IMHO.

cookie said...

like the look of that quilting. the backing fabric is to cool with that quilt.

Anonymous said...

Oh Wanda ~ you always make a fun piece even more delightful. Adding a binding that rolls right into such a delightful print on the back. You are a genius designer!

I know how much you love zebra prints of any and all sorts, you certainly put your signature on this one.

J~MT

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Looks fab! I did very similar quilting on a scrap quilt a few months ago and it was lovely just to doodle and meander in big wavy lines.

You can have a look here http://janeweston.blogspot.com/2011/02/big-reveal.html it's the last quilt in the post.

Char said...

I think the quilting and binding are perfect. I think the young lady will love it.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Love the binding and back ... and I can do that quilting design - taught in my one and only machine (domestic) quilting class.

Lucky girl who receives this!

MN2NM said...

Fantastic binding choice! I love the notion of liberated quilting. There can be a time and place for formality but this wasn't it!

Muddling Through said...

What a fun quilt! She'll love it. (And all my quilting is liberated. And that's being kind. LOL)

Chris Daly said...

I had not heard quilting called liberated until today. I do like the way you chose to quilt this quilt. She will love it.

Vicky F said...

Hi Wanda,
Great looking quilt and quilting. The quilting fits the quilt for sure.

When you do this type of quilting you really have to do it all the way, or someone might think you made a mistake!
Vicky F

jirons42 said...

Your choice for binding and backing is perfect. My two college-age granddaughters want me to make everything is animal prints. I have done alot of sewing with a similar zebra stripe fabric.

Very Lazy Daisy said...

I love freeform designs. I've used similar squiggles in some borders, and loved the results. Yours looks great! Liberated!
daisy of Lazy Daisy Quilts

Connie said...

I really like your liberated quilting! I recently quilted a small piece and remembered reading where you did something like this before on the seams. I did it and it was so much fun!

Lynne said...

I got to use a frame quilter yesterday for the first time (except a quick trial at a craft show) - it was great fun and I can't wait to try it again!

Judy D in WA said...

Love the quilting! I think it's perfect for this quilt! I am now on the search for that binding fabric.
The backing makes this quilt perfectly fun! Love it!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Love that quilting! So much fun.

Michele Bilyeu said...

As a member of the Liberated Quilting blogring (started by Tonya Riccuci and Clare Worthy), the Liberated Quilting message boards, and with my own Liberated Quilting Challenge to make and donate quilts for AAQI...the zebra quilt I made that Julie bought for you..I do have to say..YES! We LOVE free form quilting and while Gwen Matston named it..we went on to claim our affiliation with utmost devotion and fervor!!!!

We have a lot of pattern burning members of the Liberated Front and support things like Tonya Riccuci's Word Play technique of free form piecing of words..all wonky and off kilter. But mostly we love anything that showcases freedom from the quilt police and great crazy fun!!!

Gwen Marston and Freddy Moran pretty much nailed liberated quilting with bright colors of the modern craze..so if you have those latest books..that's our 'new' Liberated Quilting passion.

I couldn't believe none of your commenters mentioned the absolute crazy rage of this form of quilting. Guess we need to come out of the box and color outside of the lines even more visibly ;) Julie Sefton is actualy one of our card carrying, pattern and template burning members..love her and her quilts!

I have always seen you as your own kind of liberated quilter..the colors, the exuberance and the energy are all so much fun for all of us to admire and to learn from!

Google the term and bring in the abundance of fun :)

Love you, Wanda!!!

Clare said...

Hmmmm. Depends on what you mean by liberated. There is Liberated Quilting as in piecing, a la Gwen Marston, and there is liberated quilting as in the quilting itself. I do both. Being unable to sew in a straight line, I am a firm believer in the liberated style!