WIP—Another Artichoke Quilt

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WIP—Another Artichoke Quilt

After making my original artichoke quilt (pattern available here!), some friends of mine told me I should make a larger version for show, so that’s what I’ve been working on for some time now. I actually got the top done back in the spring, then it sat around for a while waiting for batting and backing. But with my local guild show coming up in the spring, I figured it was time to put it all together.

The Disintegration of the Persistence of Artichokes by Sylvia Schaefer

I’m calling it “The Disintegration of the Persistence of Artichokes,” as a little homage to Salvador Dalí, one of my favorite artists. I didn’t quite manage to get it picture-ready in time for the QuiltCon deadline, but I did squeak in under the wire for the AQS Paducah show, so keep your fingers crossed for me! (The joy of show quilt entry photos: I did the world’s worst job of machine binding it; now I get to rip it out and redo it by hand. I might rip out and redo a small section of quilting, as well.)

Here are a couple of closeups (conveniently not featuring the binding…). I tried to continue the disintegration theme into the quilting.

The Disintegration of the Persistence of Artichokes by Sylvia Schaefer, detail

The Disintegration of the Persistence of Artichokes by Sylvia Schaefer, detail

And yes, all of this quilting was done on my domestic machine, a Bernina 430!

The Disintegration of the Persistence of Artichokes by Sylvia Schaefer, detail

The Disintegration of the Persistence of Artichokes by Sylvia Schaefer, detail

(I promise, that white’s all the same color. Color balance was killing me!)

Linking up with Freshly Pieced‘s WIP Wednesday today!

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  1. That’s a lovely quilt and I hope it gets in. Since my quilts are usually “just in the nick of time” to get photos done to submit for show I will share my magic binding trick.

    Attach the binding to your quilt, then GLUE it to the back. Washable elmer’s glue is fabulous. Give it a little iron to heat set the glue. And then it’s basted for when you get around to hand or machine sewing it down! The glue comes out in the wash but if you don’t wash your quilt that’s okay too because you don’t use enough glue to make it stiff and crunchy.

  2. I saw your quilt in Santa Clara at the PIQF. It is simply STUNNING! are you going to develop a pattern for this one, too? it’s one of my favorite quilts EVER!

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