100 Days – Week of Shapes – Featured Quilt 4

Triangles are up next in our Week of Shapes. We are all used to seeing HST’s (Half Square Triangles) and Flying Geese but, this is a new way to showcase triangles in a quilt. Cristin Wilson calls it her Banner Quilt and she was inspired to make it after seeing similar quilts on Flickr. Cristin is a self proclaimed fabric addict but, she was able to make this 76″ x 62″ quilt all from fabric in her stash.

Banner Quilt by Cristin Wilson

Question: What was your inspiration for this quilt?
Cristin: I’ve been on a bit of a bunting (or banner or flag) kick for about a year now… and after seeing a baby girl quilt with bunting “hung” across it I really wanted to make a larger version for my little guy, who was about 1 at the time.  I wanted him to use it as a play mat, drag it around the house, take it on picnics, and use it for any other activity that required an impromptu soft area to sit.  I also wanted to use fabric I already owned so I dug through my scraps and pulled lots of masculine prints.

Banner Quilt by Cristin Wilson

Question: What is your favorite part of this quilt?
Cristin: Aside from the rows of flags stitched to the front, the quilting is my favorite part!  I’m lucky enough to be able to rent time at my Local Quilt Shop on their long-arm quilting machine.  I took a page from Denyse Schmidt and did a basic loop-d-loop design and was finished quilting it in an hour flat!  I not only love the quilting but I love that it only took an hour to finish.  Sometimes, a mom has to go for speed, not precision. Can I get an amen?

Detail of Banner Quilt by Cristin Wilson

Question: What did you learn making this quilt?
Cristin: I learned that creating a quilt doesn’t always mean piecing a traditional block and replicating that one block dozens of times.  There isn’t one pieced block in this quilt, but its still a well-loved quilt that I know my family will enjoy for many years.  Stepping outside the box is therapeutic and can yield some pretty interesting results.  I usually am a very precise person but putting this banner quilt together allowed me to sort of let go of my usual OCD quilting tendencies and let things fall where they may.

You can find Cristin at her blog Sew This is My Life and on Flickr. She proudly claims to be a member of the Columbus Modern Quilt Guild.

9 thoughts on “100 Days – Week of Shapes – Featured Quilt 4

  1. AMEN! Maybe I need to look to see if there is anywhere near me that I could rent time on a longarm, I never thought of that…

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