I am continuing to quilt the ‘Utility’ quilt. I am calling this a utility quilt because I believe that it was intended to be used primarily for warmth, not for beauty. Paradoxically I think it is a beautiful quilt, but its main function was not beauty but utility.
I got the top from eBay
I am quilting it in a very loose manner. Much of the quilting is informed by the piecing. There were many areas where the top was puckered or bulges and the quilting is nailing down those areas and making it flatter.
This loose style of quilting is very fun…and fast. I am not making any attempt to be prefect…perfection is not what this quilt is about. The quilting is, I think, enhancing the top.
Here is the back of the quilt.
Teddy had to examine my work.
I have an appointment to meet with my AQS certified quilt appraiser on the 29th, and I plan to have this one finished to add to the other 7 finished quilts that I will have her appraise. I am thinking that it might be time to sell a few….anyone want to buy a quilt?
Here are some more pictures of the progress and the parts that still need to be quilted. (click to enlarge)