Introducing, Liberated Habitat
Finished with less than 12 hours to spare before my guild meeting. Phew. Let's just say as President of the Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild I had extra motivation to get this done by Saturday's meeting. ; ) As I hand stitched the binding late Friday night, I was very thankful this wasn't a big quilt. It only measures 30"x45". The name was inspired by a comment that Jodi left in an earlier blog post. Thanks Jodi, I think I did manage to liberate the Habitat. LOL. It all started with fat eighths of Habitat by Jay McCarrol and a handful of Kona solids.
I used one of Gwen Marston's designs from her book, Liberated Quiltmaking II. For the quilting, I sewed crazy, criss-cross quilting lines all over to echo the lines on two of the prints. While I was quilting it, I laughed and asked, "how will I know when I'm done?" Hmmm... very free flowing. It was fun!
Tom said it looked like a Picasso. Not necessarily in a supportive tone. More of a goading, sassy one. So my reply was to sign it and frame it like a painting. So there. : P
It was a challenge pushing through with my original vision. I had my doubts. I had lots of support to "embrace the crazy" from my friends. It's not that I don't like it, it's just so different than what I usually do. Looking at it now, it's hard to believe I made it. For that very reason I love it. Thank you friends for encouraging me to finish, thank you BAMQG for working along side me with your own challenges, thank you Tom for inspiring a cheeky finish and thank you Free Spirit for supplying our guild with fabric to play with!!