Pink Arabesque

PA_finished93.5″ x 95″. Cotton fabric, soy/cotton blend batting, polyester thread. Designed by me, stitchcoded by Theo, stitched on Behemoth the Quilt Plotter, reverse appliqued and bound by me. The process:

1. Draw vector design in Macromedia Flash 8.

1. Draw vector design in Macromedia Flash 8.

2. Load onto Quilt Plotter and set appropriately.

2. Load onto Quilt Plotter and set appropriately.

3. Stitch.

3. Stitch.

4. Begin snipping away top layer of fabric (because you loaded two top layers before stitching, color on the bottom and white on top)

4. Begin snipping away top layer of fabric (because you loaded two top layers before stitching, color on the bottom and white on top)

5. Keep snipping.

5. Keep snipping.

6. Snip until done.

6. Snip until done.

7. Bind on Davis Vertical Feed treadle (best binding machine evah).

7. Bind on Davis Vertical Feed treadle (best binding machine ever).

8. Include tag.

8. Include tag.

9. Place on Momz's bed.

9. Place on Momz’s bed.

10. Get approval from cat.

10. Get approval from cat.

This is an experiment/prototype. Someday we may sell these, but for now PaleGray Labs is just research & development, consulting, and commissions.

6 comments to Pink Arabesque

  • Paula K.

    Beautiful quilt, simple yet so elegant.

    I think cats must have been quilters in a previous life.

  • Katie

    That is just beautiful. What inspiration. I am glad you thought to make the cat such a nice quilt, I can see how happy she/he is to receive such a beautiful gift.

  • I just figured out what PaleGrey means :-) Can you ask Theo to do a guest post describing the stitchcoding in more detail?

  • Karen S.

    I have a nerd quilter question: how does this type of appliqué stand up to laundering given the small amount of fabric left near the stitching on the top layer where the white fabric is cut away?

  • Raw applique isn’t very sturdy. But we did machine wash and dry it and it held up surprisingly well; only unraveled through the stitches in one tiny part I could find. If I planned to launder it a lot I’d apply fray-check to the edges, or satin-stitch it down.

  • SCGO

    this is a perfect gift for wedings, the dowry :)( so pomote that line)

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