Fast piecing

Here are a some of the quilts that I worked on before Christmas

arrived.

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It always amazes me how fast some people are in getting quilt

tops completed. Dorothy is such a person.

The fabric  looks like cotton but is actually flannel. It should be

really warm and cuddly for whoever is getting it.

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The blocks seem fairly simple and the fabric is really nice. Lots of

trees, boughs, pinecones,  and pine needles.  Perfect for this time of the

year. If I remember correctly, Dorothy chose a rusty brown polyester

thread for the top and the backing.  My apologies for not having

pictures of the backing.

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How can you not love the bright colors in this quilt? It is for one

of her grandsons. I think that he will absolutely love it.

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It has so much great fabrics in it: Thor, Iron Man, and other

comic heroes.

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I  had lots of fun just looking at the fabric and picking out

all the superheroes.

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Dorothy chose blue polyester thread for the top and the backing. The

stitching pattern is called “Swirls” and adds lots of movement to the

straight piecing in the blocks.

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A great “I Spy” quilt.  Once again, the prints and fabrics are fabulous.

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I Spy Quilt

Dorothy mentioned trading scraps and fabrics with some of her friends.

That”s a great way to get some new fabric at a great  price.

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The backing is pretty cool too. A blue polyester thread was used on the

top and the backing. And a “Circus” panto was stitched onto the top.

Lots of swirls and curls to help add some movement to the quilt top.

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A modern Quilt

I really like this quilt.  Dorothy wanted  square boxes all over the

quilt top. I felt really brave that day so I decided to freehand squares

all over the quilt. It was quite liberating and fun! I didn’t have to mark

any lines at all and could just focus on stitching. Quite a feat in and of

itself. Sometimes, I am a bit of a perfectionist and  slight wiggles bug me.

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The different sizes and shapes of the squares were fun to stitch in. The only

concern I had was to make sure that I didn’t stitch over any boxes in

previously stitched areas.  A grey polyester thread was used for the top and

a cream for the backing. The backing fabric was comprised of the a solid light

cream color.

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What a great design! I love the little squares running through all the blocks.

Dorothy chose a white polyester thread for the top and the backing.

“Happy Times” was the panto used for the quilting design and it adds

movement to the straight blocks too.

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A great border for this particular quilt.

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The backing

The backing is pretty funky and definitely gives a different look when the

quilt is turned over.

As for my resolution to work on my own stuff, I have added anther project

to the list. This year I want  to complete several of the BOM’s that I have

hanging around from last year.

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My design wall

This is what my design wall looks like right now.  Quilt ARt Designs had an

“Oceans” BOM last year. It was comprised of  9 paper  pieced blocks in total.

I am missing 2 in this picture but they are on the bottom of the design wall.

I have an idea in my head of what I would like the finished quilt to look like but

I wonder if the finished quilt will look that good. You will have to stay tuned

for that one. It might be a while.

Have a great week and find some time for yourself.

 

 

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