Monday, July 12, 2010

Bandana Quilt

Everytime I type "Bandana" I see "Banana" even though I'm the one who typed it. So I keep seeing the caption as "Banana Quilt" and then I go to fix it and oh it's not wrong... aaaaand this is a little glimpse into the fun fun mind of Lori...

Bandana Quilt Close up

For a long time I wanted to try making a quilt using bandanas for the top. I kept putting it off but it was always in the back of my mind. When I finally got around to it, I ended up changing my plan quite a bit, using white cotton for sashing - my original plan was for the whole top to be bandanas. Mostly this was because I couldn't find as many different colors as I wanted while staying within a color palette that I liked. Now that it's done, I am quite happy with it.

Bandana Quilt

This is the biggest quilt I've ever made. It's bi-i-i-ig. Queen size (pictured on a double bed). To make the quilt sandwich I had to move all the furniture to the sides and out of the main area of my very small living room. It's backed with a cotton sheet from Ikea which is a little boring, but my goal with the quilt was cheap thrifty quilting so I couldn't justify buying yardage for a queen sized quilt back.

If you look at the picture at the top you can see the quilting started getting a little (a lot) wonky on me. This is due to the fact that I was machine quilting a queen sized quilt on a 40 year old sewing machine on a table that is 3 feet by 2 feet. (that's the reason I'm sticking with and I can't hear you lalalala)

binding

I love the binding. I used scraps from the western shirt I made last June. I had just enough to bind the quilt, which made me so very happy.

bandana quilt

Predictably, finishing this quilt has just made me want to make more. I think I need a bigger table first. Or a bigger apartment.

13 comments:

  1. what a great idea for a large yet easy quilt! i love the colors you chose.

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  2. I think it's beautiful... wonky stitching and all.

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  3. I LOVE it!!! I've been trying to comment on your blog for weeks, but my computer at home is wonkier than your stitching lines! :) (which I absolutely adore!) I love the colours and the white sashing. It's perfect. I'm feeling the itch to quilt again. Thanks!

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  4. I absolutely LOVE it! Got to make one myself... with what will most certainly be wonky stitches ^^

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  5. OMG I love this idea!!! I have got to make a bandana quite too!! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

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  6. I completely read the title as
    "Banana Quilt" and actually had to re-read your first sentence until I saw Bandana. You're not alone.

    But the quilt is lovely.

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  7. I love it!!! Even your bed is in Stampede mode!!! Great job!!

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  8. Gorgeous quilt! What a great idea.

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  9. I've been wanting to make a bandanna quilt for YEARS and still haven't done it. I think sashing might be the key!

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  10. This quilt is amazing!! You have an incredible eye for putting colours together as in your denim quilt too. Such simple colours but the way you put them together makes them very special.

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  11. What an inspiration. The white sashing makes the bandanas stand out. I would love to make one with bright colors. It's awesome.

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  12. What an inspiration. The white sashing makes the bandanas stand out. I would love to make one with bright colors. It's awesome.

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  13. wow! I love it! You always have the greatest ideas!

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