Archives: “Regatta”

This one’s for you Debbie!

Earlier this week I was enjoying reading the recent newsletter from A Quilter’s Table, and she talked a lot about her most recent finish which used a stitch and flip technique. Debbie went on to profile a number of other awesome stitch and flip quilts. And since people do a throwback Thursday thing on instagram, I thought I would share MY stitch and flip quilt.

This is “Regatta,” from 2013.

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It was purpose made for a show, and was successfully juried in. It hung in the first ever Modern section at the American Quilt Society’s Des Moines show in August 2013.

Since this quilt was waaaay before blogging I don’t have too many pictures, just the ones I submitted with my application. And this one:

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But since I do track all my fabric purchases I can tell you that I had two fat quarters of the focus fabric and the solids were: cerise, regal, lime, black, emerald, and kumquat (white not shown). I remember that I didn’t take the focus fabric to the store when I bought the white. If I had, I might have bought a slightly off white instead.

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I was so pissed when I noticed the print was not pure white! I had cut everything and made all the stitch and flip triangles/squares already, so I abandoned my original plan and came up with this layout instead. It’s called regatta because of the colourful triangle flags everywhere and the on-point rectangular lozenge shapes remind me of boats. And there are boats in the print fabric.

The print fabric had reminded me of Yoshiko Jinzenji‘s work so I was trying to channel some of that as well as the stitch and flip from “Quilting Modern” by the fabulous Katie Pedersen and Jacquie Gering.

My husband had been encouraging me to be more deliberate with my backings and this was the first quilt where I really tried. Unfortunately the store only had 2.65m which wasn’t enough! So I scooped up more of the cerise, regal, lime, black, emerald, and kumquat and made it work.

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Quilt Stats

Title: Regatta

Lifetime quilt no.: 17

Started: July 1, 2013

Finished: August 2, 2013

Size: 65″x77″

Number of pieces: ~200?

Quilting: walking foot, straight line. White thread in the top, black in the bobbin.

This quilt is for SALE. Price reasonable. Never used. Email me for details.

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Archives: “Regatta”

4 thoughts on “Archives: “Regatta”

  1. Oh this is lovely. I so enjoyed reading more about it – thank you! And yes, I’ve pinned it to my stitch-and-flip pin board! 😉 Personally I really like true white with ‘off’ white, so this looks great to me, and what a terrific mix of colored solids. I’m also so tickled to hear we were in the same ‘first modern category’ show years ago. Very fun!

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