I finished up my quilt that I made with Jay McCarroll‘s latest line, Center City. Of course I included lots of solids too to really make those prints shine!

Center City Greater Than

It’s a different spin on this same idea…Lots more improv piecing this time around.

Center City Greater Than - Detail

The more time I spend quilting the more I’m realizing that I like repeating some main design elements. But I think there’s something to be said for exploring a theme for a bit… I like each one a bit more than the previous!

Center City Greater Than - Back

For the back I used some big pieces of the same line.

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Of course there’s loads of straight-line quilting and I also bound in my favorite print of the line.  I so, so love the binding on this one. It’s so nice to get another quilt finished up!

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  • Adrienne

    June 17, 2013 at 6:10 pm | Reply

    This is great. Your quilting is amazing! How do you do your lines, Do your mark your quilt, use tape…?

    • Alissa

      June 17, 2013 at 6:17 pm | Reply

      Hi Adrienne! Thanks so much. Usually I just use piecing to create the first line of quilting, then I echo that line (over and over and over again!) and use the end of the foot as my guide for each line. It’s time consuming, but worth the results!

      • julie

        June 30, 2013 at 9:10 am | Reply

        Do you mind telling me the direction of your quilting? Do you go all the same direction to avoid diagonal creases, or do you alternate from left to right, then the next row the opposite way?….Beautiful quilts!

        • Alissa

          July 8, 2013 at 2:55 pm | Reply

          Hi Julie, Sorry for such a late reply – for some reason this comment slipped by. I found that once I had a sewing machine on which I can adjust (lighten) my presser foot pressure the fabric shifting like that stopped being a big issue for me. As a result, I don’t take it into account when making my decisions about how to approach the quilting. Hope that helps!

  • CJ

    June 17, 2013 at 10:58 pm | Reply

    It’s wonderful, really striking, well done you!

  • Cheryl Arkison

    June 18, 2013 at 6:50 am | Reply

    Intense. Love it.

  • Anne Murray-Randolph

    July 26, 2013 at 11:19 am | Reply

    Wonderful quilt. I really like it when people move out of established quilt motifs and really do something dramatic. This is a wonderful modern quilt. Do you ever hand quilt?

    • Alissa

      July 29, 2013 at 4:44 pm | Reply

      HI Anne!

      I don’t hand quilt, no… I do enjoy a bit of hand work now and again (I’ll love hand stitch my bindings!) I don’t think I’d have the patience for it!

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