Thread Sketching

I finally finished my Chameleon.

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If you are in Toronto, in June, check him out at the Trend Tex

Challenge, at Quilt Canada. I am sure that there will be lots

of awe inspiring quilts to be seen.

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The eye really stands out because I thread sketched it and the

entire body ; then I added an extra layer of batting under the

eye. I cut off the excess and when I added the backing and

batting, it made 2 layers of batting under the eye. So, it really

pops out.

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I love, love, love texture. So, I had to quilt in the scales on the

chameleon. Even though he wasn’t large, it still took me 5 hours to

stitch in all these scales. It was so much fun!!

While I was working on this chameleon, I came across this Japanese

quilter, Danny Amazonas. His color sense and art work are

amazing. Now, back to my little corner of the world.

Here are some other quilts that I managed to complete this

past  week.

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Laura created this flannel quilt. The colors are very vibrant. Laura

wanted a purple polyester thread for the top and the backing.

Purple seems like an odd color but it blends well with the colors

and doesn’t “read” purple on the quilt top.

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I love the saw tooth border; it adds a lot of interest to the quilt top.

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The backing always tells a different story than the quilt top itself.

Even the backing is flannel so the finished quilt does have a bit

of weight to it.

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Laura chose “Kelsey” for the overall quilting designs.

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Donna created this beauty.  The blocks are quite large so

I am sure that the piecing went together a bit quicker than

usual.

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I used a Glide Cream thread on the top and the backing. And

“Bowknots” was the name of the overall quilting design.

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All the blocks were different; adds a nice bit of interest to

the quilt as well.

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I must admit that I get bored when I have to make more

than 2 blocks that are the same. What about you? Do you

like repetitive piecing?

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Back of Donna’s quilt

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The back was made of a cream print.  You can see the

pattern that was stitched on the top of the quilt.

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Jeanette made this quilt. She is so good at using up all

of her fabrics that she has.

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Linda Taylor’s “Feathers” panto was used for the stitching.

A brown polyester thread was used on the top and the backing.

It really shows off the quilting nicely.

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Back of Jeanette’s quilt.

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A close up of the backing.

What are you working on this week?  I’m not sure about

you but this cold weather is a great chance to quilt away

before spring gets here and cleaning fever hits.

Have a great week.

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