Friday, October 13, 2023

Island in the Sky

I figured out which way was up! Don't know what I'm talking about - see my prior post!

My quilt Island in the Sky is all quilted. Such fun to walking foot quilt and then go back and add some big stitch details. A totally delightful creative journey from beginning to end.

Finding spots to add some big stitch embellishments was quite fun.

Inspired by Irene Roderick's quilts displayed at QuiltCon, I purchased her book Dancing With The Wall by Irene Roderick. I find Irene's work to be fascinating and while I hope to take a class from her one day, this book was the next best thing.  I started this quilt about 6 months ago - you can watch the progress through these post -getting started (mid-May) to making block (mid July) to combining block (early August) to Which Way is Up? (mid-September).

Island in the Sky measures 22" x 23" and used Painters Palette solids - colonial blue and white.

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. Beautiful finish, Patty! The big stitch details are the perfect finishing touches.

  2. Yes, yes, yes! This is so nice. Love your dense machine quilting, and your hand stitching is perfectly-located. You make me want to get to hand stitching my 30DaysofImprov quilt. Soon, I hope! Best of luck getting this one into QC. It deserves to be shown there.


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