A Quilt Marathon-Part 2

As promised, here are the photos from last week’s Quilt Marathon.

This is the first quilt that I put on the frame. I thought that I would start with the “easiest one.”

I SID around all the shapes, it is boring but it does bring the piecing to life.

The outside border has 2 different sizes of stars on it.  The panel inside is outlined as well. Pretty basic but effective.

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The second quilt is similar to the first, in that the same panel was used .

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Again, I outlined all the piecing and the inside panel.For the outside border, I did a stars with a swirl.

The red striped  border was just outlined.  The stars were given a more regal treatment by stitching 2 different designs ( pebbling and lines) so that it would add texture and some

interest to that area of the quilt.

To be quite honest, I like both of these quilts.

Which one do you like the best?

When I took the quilts to Northcott, I was complaining how we Canadians have no emblem that shouts “Canada!”

And I think that we need another color on our flag beside red and white.

I hope that I don’t lose my citizenship over this.  If you have any ideas, let me know.

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This is a quilt made from Stonehenge fabrics.  Because I have been quilting them lately, the fabric is beginning to grow on me.

I divided the quilting up into 2 blocks.  The brown blocks are a 16 patch so I did a continuous curve in that area.

The white blocks were given straight lines to add texture once again.  The small inside cream border was given a swirl design and the outside brown

border was given a triangular stitch that kind of mimmics that cream block stitching.

I hope that this all makes sense to you- the real quilt does look better.

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I then moved onto the 2 space quilts.  The fabric actually glows in the dark. It is cool after you realize that the fabric is glowing.

I outlined everything and then stitched  stars, moons and a sun in the small starry blocks.  I went for a black hole motif

in the purple border but I didn’t like it when it was all done.  It stayed in though-too much stitching to unstitch.

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This is the second space quilt.  I outlined  everything first and then stitched a crescent moon shape in the yellow border.

It was cool but took over an hour to do that alone.  No, I am not complaining!

I just want people to know that even though longarming is faster than hand stitching, it still does take time.  Alot of it sometimes too.

For the outside border, I stitched  a swirl with stars design again.  That theme seemed to fit the quilt as I went along.

I am realizing that I love designing the quilt before I even start stitcing but sometimes I also hate trying to

figure out what I will stitch.  I think that I am beginning to sound a little mad-it is a love-hate relationship.

This is what happens when you become involved in a quilt marathon.

Which space quilt do you like the best?

Thanks for your  patience and I hope that the waiting was well worth it.

Ruth

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