Glitch Quilt

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I just fit in one last quilt for 2022! This quilt is called Glitch and so aptly named by my 13 year old. Shortly after she named it, Taylor Swift released a song by the same name. I think it was so nice of her to do that for me, ha, ha, ha! My son made a reel to go with her song that you can see on Instagram.

I designed this quilt a couple of years ago, but I hadn’t quite settled on the colors and the color placement. In October, I took another stab at it and this is what I decided on! The block was supposed to be symmetrical when I was sketching it. I realized that it was not when I started playing with the blocks and putting them next to each other. I could have fixed the “mistake” but instead, turned it into the design feature of my quilt, the glitch! I will forever remember my art teachers telling me to turn my mistakes into opportunities for creativity. Honestly, I feel like this one sort of fell into my lap. I just had to accept it.

I am often asked about my basting process so I thought I would share these images. I move my table and give the floor a quick vacuum then I place my backing down and tape it in place with painter’s tape. Then I layer my batting and the quilt top. I make sure that the quilt top is laying nice and square.

Then I pin every 2-3 inches.

I quilted vertical lines with 1/4″ spacing using a 50 weight Aurifil thread, the same weight that I used for my paper piecing.

I am happy to have this quilt complete but outdoor pictures in New England in dark, dreary December were not what I wanted. So I am just sharing these photos now and am starting a stack of quilts to be photographed when there is some green outside, and maybe even flowers!

In case you are wondering, the colors in the finished quilt pictures are more representative. The basting shots were taken with my phone inside.

The finished quilt measures about 54″ x 63.”