took me to complete this quilt as any indication of how much I love this quilt
pattern. The fact that she was pieced well over a year ago and just hanging out
draped over the back of my sofa patiently waiting to be quilted has no bearing
on how much I adore this pattern.
patterns. They’re fun to make and always full of eye candy. The Rocksteady pattern is
no exception. In fact, I’d say it’s one of my favourite patterns of Suzy’s
(well, until she releases another epic pattern and then that one will be my new
fave 😉). I love how the design is so harmonious and
has lots of movement, which is fun to see take shape as you piece her up.
I love the most is the strong message behind the design. I’ll let you hop over
to Suzy’s to know her full reason for creating the Rocksteady quilt pattern,
but essentially the message is about strength. Knowing that when life is
hitting hard, we’re more than capable of dealing and surviving because we’re
second child. It was a brutal experience and one that definitely tested my
when you need it; even if it’s in the form of a quilt pattern.
Suzy’s fun technique of chain piecing rows.
I think I had her pieced in an afternoon. But then I needed some backing. And I
found the perfect one, only, I had to order it. I think this delay didn’t help
with my momentum. And by the time the backing arrived, I had to move onto some
other projects with hard deadlines.
experience using the Kwik Klip, and it has revolutionized my pin basting game! Honestly, if you
don’t already have one of these doohickeys, then you’re in for a real treat!
I’ve saved a quick demo in my IG highlights if you want to see it in action.
And then she was back to being draped over the sofa. For several more months she just hung out as I considered my quilting options. I really wanted to step outside my usual quilting techniques and took some inspiration from some of Suzy’s versions, as I found she enhanced the quilt design in such an eye-catching way. What was interesting was taking that inspiration and then actually implementing it. It gave me an appreciation for the feel of the design and not just the look. It reminded me that quilting is as much about the process as it is the end results.
adding more and more lines. I even decided to try different designs in a few of
the rows just so I could see how they all looked.
it up on a whim while visiting Stacy from Craft de Ville. I thought Dove was a perfect colour for the light grays, blue
and pop of plum. Plus, you know me and how much I love a prominent stitch; the 28wt
does that beautifully.
this Rocksteady quilt:
reminds me of streams of water flowing around the rooted diamonds which show
strength and stability. You need both in life and this quilt reminds me of
that. I haven’t decided where I’m going to put this one, so, for now, she’s
been added to my expanding stack of finished quilts!
Q3 FAL list – she’s been on there for awhile 😉
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