Thursday, November 10, 2011

National Corduroy Day!

It is finally here! 
The excitement has been building on for months! 
I think Nifty did a great job being the ringleader of this celebration. Wouldn't you agree?
I decided to make a small quilt and use up an old unfinished project. 

I am so glad I did!

Now the question is, how is it going to be used?

It is only 12 inches wide
 a mile long!

 You would think as a table runner?

It is true to my style.

It is hand quilted with Perle cotton thread. My favorite! 

It is wonky!

It lays flat but it's 'organic' and 'fluid' just the way I like it!

I had so much fun taking pictures of this quilt.
K suggested I should take on a job of a window displayer ( is that a word?) 

In the hallway, with pillows from India!
K came home from school and asked, "Mom, are we getting a bit carried away? Who in the world lays pillows around in the hallway?"
She is right! I don't have those laying around on the floor.
Just today, for the pictures.

After few tries on where and how to use this long quilt, I found a perfect corner in the house!
Looks pretty artsy to me. It shows of it's curved binding very well.

This quilt got it's own special hanger.
It is made from a copper pipe wrapped with cotton rope. I tied extra rope at the end to make it look like a scroll.
All it look were two tiny holes at each end of the pipe to insert the hanger made of garden wire.
Pretty cool,  right?

And, since I have taken so many pictures, I might as well share them with you!

 I was not sure if there were any rules for this challenge so I took the liberty of using linen and used cotton dress for the zigzag. 

 I like to cut my binding 2 1/4" wide and for curvy edges I prefer bias binding. 
 Love how it snugs the edges. 

 Deb also talked about cutting up some long corduroyee food.. 

That gave me an idea!

If those project runway people can design cloths out of almost anything,  

Why can't I?

So here it is.

A quilt made out of corduroy food!

Few strips of zucchini, carrots and celery on my cutting board,
and it was delicious!

 Are you inspired?


  1. It turned out great. I think it looks great haning on the wall.

  2. Yes! I am VERY inspired by your quilt and your food! I love your long, versatile piece. Your zig zag strip winding back and forth is brilliant, plus your quilting and your snappy colors. That little bit of yellow in the binding really adds a perky touch. I'm so glad you could join in the fun. Save the wales!

  3. Sujata,

    Such a stunning quilt deserves all those photos. I love its zig and zag, the gentle curves, the fabrics and your stitches. It's tall and thin like a super model and poses like one! The special hanger you've made is so lovely too!! and suits it perfectly. This post has really made my heart smile!!

  4. What a great piece! I love the organic lines and the hand quilting. Looks awesome on that wall.

  5. Sujata - Love the photos. I agree with K. You have a flair for display. I love the piece and the food quilt. How was it quilting through corduroy?

  6. Hello, Sujata.
    What a lovely quilt for display!
    It is very beautiful in colors, size and design. I enjoy the all of your photos.
    Have a lovely weekend!

  7. I absolutely love how you photographed your project. Love your foodie inspiration and the result is quite tasty.

  8. Beautiful! Loved all the photos. You could be a window displayer. I think they are called stylists, and they do things like put pillows on the floor.

  9. You hand quilted the corduroy! I bow down to you! It looks so cool all rolled up! Love it! looks great with your pots and pillows! the food! hehe! cool!

  10. Sujata, what wonderful quilts you concocted, i love them BOTH! your imagination clearly went wild - that final spot for the quilt is just right. thanks for the inspiration....

  11. I love your post...even more than the cool quilt itself. I think you picked the 'right' hanging. The bowl and pillows look wonderful with it. The final veggie quilt is truly inspired!

  12. Oh I love love love love it. Want!

    The photos are stunning too.

    Wonderful job - congratulations.

  13. I LOVE all in this post, photos, the hanger, the use of differents fabrics,wonky pattern & HAND stitching..., congratulations !

  14. WOW! Love everything about this - so free and artistic and happy all at once! Your photos were a day brightener, thank you! And I agree, your displays really enhance the quilt itself - and I think they are called Window Dressers. :) Now I want to go home and make a veggie quilt for dinner!!!

  15. The photography is just as stunning as the quilt. And hand quilted too - wonderful!

  16. Fantastic!!! I love the final display choice ... LOVE IT!

    Here's to the creative wales in each of us!!!!

  17. Your quilt is fantastic! I love the hand quilting and the design with the zigzag and stripes. The hanger is just perfect for it. You have inspired me with a way to hang a long quilt I am just finishing up. Thank you.

  18. Yes, your photo stylings are gorgeous. I love the long, skinny corduroy quilt (very appropriate); it would be beautiful on the wall.

  19. Wow! If this had been in an exhibit hall, there would have been no way to get close to it with all the people crowded around it. It is stunning!

  20. Oh you clever thing! I love your corduroy food quilt. ;- )

    That hanger is fantastic. I think my favorite photos are the ones where your quilt is spiraled on the table next to the vase. What fun you had with this! Thanks for sharing the joy.
    :- )

  21. I love this quilt and the different ways you photograghed it. You definately could be a window displayer (real word or not).
    Your daughter's comment made me reminded me of my son's comment years ago as I was in the middle of a project.."Mom's out of control". So what else is new right? Carried away or out of control it's wonderful.

  22. Very inspired and I love your veggie quilt too!

  23. Oh, this is marvelous! And so are all your inspired photos! I love your zigzag, your binding and especially the wonderful hand quilting! I think your hanger is Just Right - love it. What a great way to display your corduroy beauty!

    And your daughter might give you a hard time, but you're setting a wonderful example for her. She'll "get it" one of these days!

    Happy 11-11-11!

  24. This is one gorgeous looooooong quilt. It looks great in any setting (with the black and white vase, of course) but I especially like it rolled up and flowing off the table. Awesome work!

  25. Love the Fluid quality, ALL the pictures, the hand quilting, the quilted FOOD!!! Fun! FUN!

  26. Food Art is great when you want to get the kids to eat fruit and vegies. Your hanging is great with its little birdie hanger. The stitching makes it move. Great experiment.

  27. Wow! really like your corduroy quilt and all the variations of display. Also liked your ferris wheel WIP. Really neat!
    best from Tunisia,

  28. this is wonderful!!!!! There are definitely people who make their living setting up for photo have a talent!

  29. Fantastic photos! You've really shown off this fun piece very well.
    The quilt is so organic and beautiful and the hanger you made is very clever and perfect for display.
    I really like the pic with it rolled up too.
    The food quilt is great fun1 :)

  30. definitely inspired! love your quilt and all the wonderful ways you displayed it. I loved it over the hanger folded in half so see both sides.

  31. Your creativity always amazes me, Sujata! You take simple fabrics and transform them into an other worldly object to be treasured and cherished. The addition of Lavender is beautiful along with that leaf print. I can see how much fun it was to photograph this cutie! Your version of veggie patchwork is just delicious! :)

  32. I'm totally inspired!
    I love your quilt and all the different hanging and staging photos.
    I hope to see it in person so I can appreciate all the texture! So rich and I love that zig zag!!
    love your corduroy food too - clever cook

  33. The picture with the quilt rolled up and hanging off the table wins my vote for most original setting of all. I am in love with it that way. Can't you leave it like that. It is stunning. Great photo of it from above too. I hope a magazine is watching.

  34. This is so lovely! It looks great on the wall but i imagine it being worn as a wrap/shawl. Is it too long for that? It's so stunning!


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