Saturday, May 23, 2015

Tiger Stripes

My son wanted a tiger-striped quilt in purple and gold as a graduation present from LSU. I immediately thought of the freely cut rail fence variation in Cultural Fusion Quilts.

Free-hand cut strips of purple and gold create a rail fence variation in this quilt.
Tiger Stripes in purple and gold LSU colors.
Several of these were fat quarters. FYI: you can get seventeen blocks from two fat quarters rather than the sixteen needed here. Two fabrics were less than a fat quarter so I pieced some rails to finish the 16-patch design.

I quilted two sports chants in cursive on the gold rails: "Hold that tiger" and "Geaux Tigers." You need heavier thread for words to be visible. This is 50-weight 3-ply Gutermann cotton thread. Superior's King Tut would be good also. This was so much fun. I need to use cursive again soon.

Purple and gold fabrics in a rail fence pattern.
Tiger Stripes, detail showing "Geaux Tigers" quilted in cursive.
You can read more about it here.

Thanks again, Sujata!
Ann

5 comments:

  1. Oh this is a beauty Ann, such lovely fabrics!

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  2. Ann, I absolutely love this quilt. It is vibrant. Soul you please post it on cultural fusion Flickr group too? I need to get better at putting these quilts out there. They deserve the attention from wider audience.

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  3. LOVE THIS! Just awesome.

    Lynne (Millie is the cat)

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  4. Freeform cutting? Mmmmm sounds scary to me, but would be good for my to try. I'm far too precise for my own good!

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    1. Give it a try! It is so freeing you will make more than just one quilt like many of us have done :)

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Thank you for taking the time!