Wine Quilt




This is a quilt I made for my husband's 50th birthday, with the help of my bee. He enjoys the study and experience of fine wine, so I thought this quilt would be a good gift for him.  The Wine quilt is a "strip" quilt, meaning each strip was added above or below another strip, and quilted as it was added.  The quilt was started and finished by me, and each month, a member of my bee would take the quilt and add another strip, using fabrics I had selected.  I began the quilt with the center strip of grapes on the grapevines.  Then I passed it on to the next person in the bee to add a strip.  Each month there would be a different assignment, for example, you had to use triangles, or you had to use a pattern relating to the theme (thus, you see "Drunkard's Path" in it).  The top strip is a fabric rendition of a vineyard in California.  Each strip has so much detail, that it takes a while to appreciate it!



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    7 years ago on Introduction

    Your quilt is very beautiful! Its a great idea to share the quilt construction with friends. Did you have them do the final quilting (after you put the backing on)? Is there anyway we could get some more pictures of each individual strip?

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    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks so much!

    The quilt is started by sewing the backing and batting together. I sewed lines down the middle of the two and across in a couple places to keep the backing and batting stable, and as a guide to keep the strips aligned correctly. Then, as each strip is added on top, it can be quilted immediately. Finally, I added and quilted the border, and finished it with the binding.

    That's a good idea to show you each strip in more detail. You can't see it from this picture, but each strip has amazing quilting. I'll try to do that!