Wednesday, July 30, 2014

AMH Voile Quilt Top - Postcard Edition

I say this^^^ only because I still have enough voile to (hopefully) make a baby quilt top. Score!


Last summer I splurged on bought a beautiful stack of Anna Maria Horner voile fat quarters from Westwood Acres (Amanda still has a stack of Field Study voile - you'd better buy them before I cave!). And as I said earlier this week, they've been forming into an all-voile quilt in the back of my mind for a while. I wanted to choose a design that didn't involve bias seams because voile is a tricky (though lovely) substance. This quilt top was thus made as part of the Postcard Quilt-A-Long at A Quilter's Table! Debbie wrote a thorough and easy tutorial if you want to try it out! I decided to switch the colors of the strips for every two columns - I really like the visual interest this adds.


 
You guys know Anna Maria Horner is my quilting idol, right?? And yes, I *did* fussy cut that rose!

 Also, during this process (which took most of the week so far, due to constantly adjusting and then petting said voile in appreciation), I realized I just didn't care if *all* my points match up (they don't). This quilt is for me and my family and oh well! Take that to any quilt police who might be patrolling!

Three questions:
1) How should I quilt it? I really think straight lines... but any suggestions for something creative (but simple since voile is slippery)? I'm definitely going to use my walking foot.

2) Any batting suggestions? Like, should I use my regular Hobbs Heirloom, or does it matter?

3) Anyone tried binding a quilt in voile? Any feedback?

A couple of windy day pics:

Getting there...


Maybe not. :) My sister knew she was in trouble when I arrived with a quilt top in tow.

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9 comments:

  1. oh it's beautiful! And I really like your change-up with the divider strips - very striking! Sorry, though, no real experience with voile....

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  2. My experience with voile is solely the infinity scarves you inspired me to make earlier this year...so I have no idea on quilting it. From what I've heard it can be tricky! I hope it goes smoothly for you! I wish I could touch it, I bet it's so light and soft!

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  3. I don't have any experience with voile. I am hoping to learn from you. But if you do decide to hand quilt go with bamboo batting instead of flannel. I have hand quilted with both and bamboo batting is a lot easier to hand quilt.

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  4. My dream is to have a quilt made from voile, both pieced front and back. I was planning on using my regular warm and white cotton so it would be light and thin while still cozy. I know people use voile for binding but I would use regular quilting cotton. Binding gets used more harshly than the rest of the quilt and I'd hate to have a hole worn and have to repair it.

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  5. Oh this is beautiful. I can almost feel it through my computer screen. I've been dreaming of making one of these. (Cut to Pieces used a light weight down comforter as batting for hers.) I would think less is more with quilting this on beauty.

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  6. The AMH prints are all so lovely and beautiful, that it would seem that you wouldn't need but just enough quilting to hold it together. Maybe a large grid, or diagonal lines?

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  7. I've never worked with voile before so I'm really interested to see how everyone answers your questions. I love AMH fabrics too!!!!

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  8. Oh it looks so soft. Looks like the bundle is sold out now. Did you cave? ;) I have some Liberty fabric that I plan on using with Art Gallery and have an AGF backing. I want to use Bamboo batting in it to make it super duper drapey and soft.

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  9. Love this! I've never worked with voile, so I can't help as to the binding question. As for the quilting, straight lines are always a fabulous choice! And I like the idea of a bamboo batting as well.

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