End of September?

I can hardly believe that it is the end of September already. It seems

like time is on wheels and every time I turn around, another 2 weeks

have gone by.

This is what the last 2 weeks have produced.

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This is Dara’s quilt, for her grandson;  She wanted

something modern, with squares all over it.

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So I freehanded the squares. Most of them are fairly straight but a few are

not. I must say that it was fun stitching the squares freehand, I didn’t have to

follow a  pattern and it stitched  out fairly quickly.

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I used a  browny orange polyester thread for the top and the backing.

It makes tension issues alot easier for me when using the same color on the top

and the backing.

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The backing matched the front really well and I think her grandson will love

his new quilt.

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This is one of Maureen’s quilts that she brought to me. She wanted something

quick and relatively inexpensive. I chose a panto called “Swirls” by Norma Sharp.

It stitches out really quickly and adds some nice movement to the top.

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This top was  a sampler and it has the shape of a Canadian maple leaf. It is the

first Canadian sampler that I have seen like this. I like the outer border on this

quilt. It reminds me of the Delectable Mountains pattern.

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I was stumped as to what thread color to use on the top and the backing.

Maureen had said to pick whatever I wanted.  I know that some people

like the thread color on the backing to show but I didn’t know what

Maureen preferred.  So, I picked a burgundy polyester thread for the top

and a bright red polyester thread for the backing.  I picked burgundy because

burgundy made up the majority of color on the top and if I have tension issues,

it would blend with the red polyester thread on the backing as well.

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If you look closely at the white sections, it does look like white thread but it

is really a burgundy color. A bright red color makes up the backing fabric.

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This is Maureen’s second quilt. I chose a Linda Taylor design called

“Baby Curls.”  It is quite large but it stitched out fast  and fit the

space quite nicely.

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The outer border of the quilt. I used a cream color polyester thread for

the top and the backing.

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You can see the panto design more clearly on the back of the quilt.

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Maureen’s 3rd Quilt

This is another one of Maureen’s quilts. She dropped it off and when I

put it on the machine, I fell in love with the colors and the stars. It felt

like it was telling me to love it and give it a home.

I hummed and debated for several days about whether or not to buy

it from Maureen. Finally I gave in and emailed her. Now, I am the

proud owner of this quilt and hopefully I will be able to quilt it soon.

You’ll have to stay tuned for this one. I do have some ideas in mind but

the final decisions will be made when it is on the frame.

Have a great week.

 

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