A Rough Day

This past week has been one of those weeks;  whatever can go wrong,

has gone wrong. To summarize, my rocker switch finally died 2

weeks ago and instead of ordering the part when I noticed it, I thought

that I would wait. Not quite sure for what but anyhow, I did. The

switch arrived fairly quickly but still I lost several days of

quilting. At this time of the year, that is not good.

And last night, our dishwasher finally decided to spill its guts

all over the basement floor. Yup!! That did not make me a

happy camper.  All is well now so on to better and more

exciting things, like quilts.

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Mary Ellen sent me this quilt, way back in May or April. She wanted

alot of curved cross hatching. I really love it when a customer tells me

exactly what they want; then I don’t have to fret about whether or not

they will like what I choose to quilt on their quilt.

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On the Dresden Plate petals, Mary Ellen wanted the infinity symbol, kind

of like a large number 8.  And feathers in the outer border area. I love

feathers, so this was not a problem.

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Lots of curved cross hatching. That can be a nightmare when only using

rulers to stitch them in. I have done them before so it does get easier.

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I used a white cotton thread for the top and the backing. It is really

thick in comparison to using polyester thread. I quilted in straight

lines on the red outer border so that it helped the border stand out

a little more as well.

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The backing was white, sorry about the lighting. The quilting really

stands out on a solid backing.

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I can’t remember who made this quilt but the owner decided

that straight lines would add some more dimension to it and I

agree.

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Polyester thread was used for top and the backing. I really love

straight line stitching right now .

Carol made this quilt for a charity draw.

It is amazing how much a Log Cabin

can change in relation to how the blocks are laid out.

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Carol’s Quilt

Again, straight lines were chosen, even though this is a very

traditional block and quilt.

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Cream was the choice of thread color  and it works well with

all the different colors in the quilt top itself.

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Here  is a close up of the block and the quilting on it. Again, the

quilting brings the blocks to life and adds so much dimension and

texture.

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The backing

I love the straight lines and the backing looks so different from the

front.

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A close up of the backing for you.

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Dorothy’s quilt?

Again, I am unsure of the owner of this quilt. It has been

several months since I completed this one.

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Flirtatous is the name of the panto used for the quilting.

And a light tan polyester thread was used for the top and the backing.

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The backing looks like wood; really cool, if you ask me.

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A close up of the backing; I’m wondering  if this is cotton

or flannel.

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Have a great week and I hope your week is better than mine.

Lots of tiny pieces..

These next 2 quilts contain lots of tiny pieces. I can’t imagine how

much time it took to cut the pieces, sew them together and press them.

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I am really beginning to appreciate more and more, how much

time and effort it takes a person to create a quilt like this.

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Doreen created this beautiful quilt. Log cabin is still one of my

favorite quilts.  Doreen did a great job with the piecing as well.

If I had to sew all those little strips together, I don’t think it would

be very flat or square.

Flirtatous is the name of the pantograph that was used. And a

light cream polyester thread was used for the top.

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The backing was pieced, another great idea too. I think that I used

a light blue polyester thread for the backing too.

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Here is another shot of the backing.

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This is Marilyne’s quilt. She did such a great job with the

piecing. Everything was square and flat.  I really love the

white little squares that run throughout the quilt.

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It seems that the quilt is made up of 3 -4 different blocks. And

the fact that there are so may different fabric in the top makes for

a great scrappy quilt too.

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The backing was a really rich creamy color with florals on it.

It had a really silky feel to it as well.

On the quilt top, I think we used a light tan polyester thread and

a light cream polyester thread for the backing.

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The panto we used is called “Blowing Wind.”

I hope you like these 2 quilts. They are a labor of

love and works on art in and of themselves.

Have a great week.