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Honky Tonk Hoedown

Entry Number: 169

Quilt Maker: Benjamin Evans

Quilted By: Quilted by Machine (Domestic or Longarm) - Computer / Pantograph Guided: Benjamin Evans

Techniques: Pieced

Design Source: Jelly Roll Jam by Fat Quarter Shop

Artist Statement

I began sewing as a small boy using an antique Singer machine to make little cushions for my Star Wars people. Largely self-taught, over the years I have endeavored to make a wide variety of fabric crafts and garments. I took my first quilting class in 2014. Although I favour making traditional quilts using precise patterns, I have pushed myself to try using more modern colours and techniques, including raw edge appliqué and improvisational curved piecing. Typically drawn to more masculine prints, any green or purple fabric, or one with moustaches on it, makes me exceedingly happy.

This throw quilt was inspired by a free on-line pattern called "Jelly Roll Jam" by Fat Quarter Shop. Using the strip-piecing technique and a "jelly roll", the most difficult part of making this quilt was ensuring that none of the same strips were placed next to each other. I love this fabric, with its western theme and little moustaches showing up here and there. With flannel on the back, this quilt is perfect to snuggle up in while watching (western) movies.

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