Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Stitching and Flipping!

My goals before I left on my travels were to get a few things done that have been languishing in the closet and to get all my class samples finished. Didn't quite achieve both, but I've made progress.  I did finish all my step outs and samples for my Quilt Show Taping in Colorado next week.

I focused next on getting on my class samples done for my Stitch and Flip class.  The Stitch and Flip class is turning into one of my favorites. It always amazes me how creative folks can get with this technique. People keep coming up with new designs and that keeps the class fresh and exciting.

I'm just about finished with this double version of the Swirling Medallion quilt from the book.  I quilted spiraling circles because every time I look at this design I see a rock dropped into a pond and the ripples that extend into the water.
Binding left to go on this one.
I always knew that stitch and flip triangles could form a spiral and before I taught the class in Kansas City, I figured out how to make that happen.  This spiraling version is Fireball.
This spiraling version is Let's Go Fly a Kite.  I love how one is so strong and dramatic and the other is so light and whispy.  I have a couple more class samples for this technique that I need to get finished as well.  At least they are all basted and ready to quilt.
My next Stitch and Flip class is in Chicago with the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild on Saturday, August 11th.  If you're in the area, check it out.  There may be a space or two left.

PS...Margaret is the winner of the pattern.  Congratulations!!

18 comments:

Byrd said...

I'm dizzy! What a beautiful effect - thank you! Take care, Byrd

Debbie said...

Awesome samples of using the technique - thanks! I was pleased to take Katie's Improv class last weekend...would love to take one of yours too! Thanks for inspiring!

Elsa said...

Really love the last quilt ~ lovely!

Kristi said...

These are Wonderful!! Love the way they look.

Maxine said...

The quilts are so pretty..I must be way behind because I don't know how to stitch and flip....sounds fun

Valerie said...

Ooo, I love these! Great examples of the versatility of the technique. That spiral quilting is phenomenal!

Rumi said...

I am staying wordless...

sewkatiedid said...

eekkk!!!

SusieDW said...

I love all of the examples. Particularly the first "ripples". Gazing at it is nearly as calming as looking into a pool of ripples. I see you *swirled* out from the center as opposed to creating one circle after another. Trying to imagine how to maneuver the bulk through the machine... or is it free arm?

piece peace said...

I love the fly a kite version. Thanks for sharing.

Aimee said...

Really gorgeous! I bought your book specifically for this technique (although the rest of the book rocks!). Can't wait to try it out!

Page said...

Those quilted circles are incredible!

MariQuilts said...

Beautiful!!!!

Esch House Quilts said...

I've been really wanting to play with this technique - if I ever get caught up with the must-do list :)

Love the overlapping quilting in the first one and the spiral effect in the next two. The meandering whimsy in Let's Go Fly a Kite is perfect with the airy effect of the Bella fabrics.

Richard Healey said...

I love the spiral quilting. I did that on a quilt of mine (not so tight and not so perfect of circles like you did) but it turned out wonderful and yes it looks like rocks dropped in a pond. Do you have a online tutorial for your flip triangles I love fireball.

http://richardquilts.blogspot.com

emedoodle said...

Oh that quilting is fabulous - two sets of spirals! WOW! :) Thanks, as always for providing some awesome inspiration!

Marit said...

Lots of great creations, Jacquie! I am completely in love with that kite top...

sewtakeahike said...

Good grief Jacquie these two samples are beautiful!!! Loving the rock in the pond ripple quilting on the first one!!