Today's quilt is another one made in the last few months. Winter and early spring are always busy in the studio, prepping for various quilt contests, challenges and local quilt shows. I Like Pie was made for the Undercover Quilters book challenge. This year the book is Kitchens of the Great Midwest by Ryan Stradal. This quilt isn't related in any particular way to the book except that it's a pie cooling on a kitchen windowsill.
I had this stack of Denyse Schmidt fabrics that I have been saving for something special. The pie is created with needle turn hand applique. The rest of the quilt was created with liberated piecing. I quilted it in a combination of free motion and walking foot machine quilting. This quilt is smaller than usual as we decided to make our group quilts smaller this year. I think I was the first one to finish my quilt, but I look forward to seeing the other wonderful quilts by my UCQ friends.
The backing of this quilt is a favorite bird print from the stash, because who doesn't love birds! I created the label on the computer and printed it out on fabric.
A pie cooling on the windowsill seems like the embodiment of comfort and home. The outer border of shoofly blocks is an indication of one of the things you might have to watch out for when you leave said pie on the windowsill to cool.
I love to bake and pies are a particular favorite. I make lots of different types of pie, always with a homemade crust. This pie is my quilted version of a good old-fashioned apple pie.
These Kitchen quilts will debut at the Mt Bachelor Quilters' Guild Quilt Show in the Park on August 19. The quilts from last year's book, All the Light We Cannot See, will show at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show on July 8.
There's more to come as I catch up on the studio activity from the last few months. Stay tuned!