Before I get onto my corduroy update, I want to acknowledge that more than I appreciate corduroy, I appreciate our Veterans.  We’ll be having fun, what with school out, cheering at 11:11 am, the corduroy quilt finished, and consuming vertically aligned foods that resemble 11/11/11. I’m grateful to be free to do all this and more.

On to the show….Detail
I used two kinds of corduroy – pin wale and a wider wale (8 wale I think) – and improv pieced my second ever Totoro quilt. The color of the cord just resembled Totoro too much to pass up the chance to try playing with piecing this charismatic creature again. (check here to see the first Totoro quilt) Totoro is pieced entirely out of cord with the wider wale used for his arms, and pin wale for his head and body.  I used quilting cottons – prints and solids – for the background and for his eyes and teeth.  And just to obliterate any concerns about the coziness of the quilt and Totoro, I backed the quilt with Minkee which is a lush, plush fabric.   Schnap, the co-quilter, is partial to Minkee.Schnap on Minkee

But she doesn’t seem to mind the corduroy front side either.

quilt and schnap

For other corduroy quilts, check out Nifty Quilts for links to other quilt blogging cord appreciators.

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15 Responses to 11/11/11

  1. Lesly says:

    Oh my word that is insanely awesome! It just made my day!

  2. Victoria says:

    TOTORO!!! love that film! great use of grey corduroy!! hehe! oh so sweet!!

  3. Beatrice says:

    OMG ! What a work on quilting corduroy !

  4. Vicky Stein says:


  5. LeeAnn says:

    What a friendly, protective creature, especially in corduroy! I love your mix of colors and neutrals, and your curly quilting really brings out the corduroy texture in a fun way. I’m so glad that you could join us. Save the wales!

  6. bonniehull says:

    I love this hilarious quilt on the grass…gorgeous!

  7. Rachaeldaisy says:

    This is the coolest quilt!! I LOVE it!! I love his big umbrella. It’s just wonderful!!

  8. beth says:

    Whoa! Look at that quilt! WOnderful!

  9. Sharon says:

    Fantastic corduroy quilt! Love it! and Tortoto is very cute with his umbrella. Your co-quilter is cute too!

  10. nadia says:

    Wow! What a fun quilt! So appropriate for the corduroy, too. Enjoyed looking at your quilts and especially liked the photos of the yarn installation. Very cool!
    best from Tunisia,

  11. Beth says:

    Oh my gosh! Absolutely ADORABLE!

  12. Maureen from Ventura says:

    OMG! Totoro!! I love your quilt!! The quilting is outstanding!

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