Hunt QAL #11 Check In.

Hunt QAL #11 Check In.

Month #11?! I mean, I say that with some shock on the one hand, but then on the other hand I feel like the last couple of months could very well have been years. Either way, this has always been a sanity project, but especially so in the last month.

Hunt Quilt Along . carolyn friedlander

Ta-da! It’s a quilt top! I am really really excited with how this turned out. (So excited that I did a small update earlier this month.) For some reason I added 3 of the borders April 5th, and then it sat another week and a half before I was able to finish up and add the last (top) border. Slow and steady…

Hunt Quilt Along . carolyn friedlander

The white works well around the sides and bottom, but I wanted something a little more special for the top. Piecing together some scraps and new things gives it some interest while also giving it a little bit of color. I was most excited about the warmth added from one of the new Collection CF pieces in the top left corner. As soon as I auditioned it, I knew it was just what it needed.

collection CF fabric . carolyn friedlander

The backing is coming along. I’m going scrappy and did manage to pull out some pieces this week. Next will be to iron them out and piece it all together. This is a totally lame admission, but ironing these fabrics will be satisfying.

scrappy quilt back

I like the overall tone of these picks, the variety of prints and the little bits that pop.

scrappy quilt back

Yay for progress! Hopefully I’ll get these pressed and sewn together soon. Then I can baste and get going on the quilting. I’m still thinking I’ll big-stitch, hand-quilt with sashiko threads. I’ve been accumulating threads and needles, so I am ready.

Hunt Quilt Along . carolyn friedlander

Technical side note and PSA: Hanging a quilt top to photograph made me very nervous. Unintentional fabric stretch is something I nerd out on and always try to avoid. This being a queen-sized beast with some weight to it, I tried to be as careful as I could not to stretch any of the borders during this process. Being careful in this way helps with basting and quilting it later.

Hunt Quilt Along . carolyn friedlander

Pattern: Hunt Quilt Pattern

Fabrics: A mix from many of my collections including Collection CF, Jetty, Instead, Harriot, Gleaned, Botanics, Polk, Euclid, Architextures

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5 Responses to Hunt QAL #11 Check In.

  1. Melanie May 1, 2020 at 10:50 am #

    What a beauty! So excited for you, this project has been so inspiring to watch evolve and come together the way it has. Well done! Enjoy the weekend. Take care and be well.

    • carolyn friedlander May 1, 2020 at 11:10 am #

      Thank you, Melanie! I hope you take care and have a great weekend too!

  2. Elena Geangu August 10, 2020 at 3:22 pm #

    Dear Carolyn, this is a question from a different ‘story’, but I hope it is ok to ask here. I just started a Rin quilt (perhaps too difficult for someone with little experience like me, but I like it very much). When basting the applique, to help get an even seam allowance, I first make little marks with a washable pencil … I presumed that the quilt will be washed after finishing…but then now I am doubting whether I did right. I mean the quilt has to be washed at some point….but is there another way to mark the distance from the raw edge where to baste? Thanks very much for sharing your talent and experience 🙂. Take care and all the best. Looking forward to seeing the new pattern. Elena

    • carolyn friedlander August 11, 2020 at 2:16 pm #

      Hi Elena, that’s a great question! You’re right, having a good 1/4″ really helps make everything else much easier. I don’t ever mark mine since it’s on a part of the project that will be seen. I like using a seam gauge to check in every several stitches that I’m on track. My new Handy Guide is good for this, and a big reason why I developed it. 🙂


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