This quilt is called Mirkwood. Ricky made it from raw edge fabric snippets that were put in place using temporary spray adhesive. The top was placed over Ricky Tims Stable Stuff Poly (a medium weight tear-away stabilizer that is polyester based). Then the bits are stitched with free motion stitching but notice that the stitches are really huge.

Ricky does this by moving the needle fairly slowly up and down, then moving the quilt so that the stitches will jump at a length of about a quarter-inch or so. This movement is zig-zaggy to create random stitches going in all directions.

When the quilt is layered, it is quilted with the same sort of quilting over the fabric confetti area and then the open spaces were quilted with meandering echo quilting.

Yes, the name Mirkwood is a nod to the dark forest in The Hobbit.

#28 Barb Gray 2016-09-08 11:21
WOW! So imaginative and colorful. I love it.
#27 Lesley Morris 2016-09-05 11:07
This is a show in itself !! Had to go to your website to order Stable Stuff, was unable to do it from the link provided, but I got it! Beautiful work, would like to see more of the process. :)
#26 Candi Cordon 2016-09-05 09:56
I love it. Ricky, you must patience beyond belief.
#25 Candi Cordon 2016-09-05 09:53
I love it. Ricky, you must have patience beyond belief. I love how you keep creating new quilts to challenge us. I was wondering about the quilt size. Keep them coming.
#24 KimMc 2016-09-05 07:45
It's easy to tell that Ricky is a master of color. This quilt is stunning!
#23 Edie Peterson 2016-09-05 07:37
#22 Hala 2016-09-04 23:26
Wowwww wonderful
#21 Nancy 2016-09-04 19:23
This is awesome and I can't imagine the creativity and time it took to create it!
#20 Robin Fouquette 2016-09-04 18:08
Ricky, I love this! Every element is perfect!
#19 Sharon 2016-09-04 15:59
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