Sunday, April 3, 2011

It's done - completely done!

Here's a look at the quilting.  I think I found a good balance on the quilting and didn't go over board.  Mostly it is SITD quilting.  The only place where I didn't SITD was on the blue.  And even then I kept it simple (so unlike me).  I tried to bring the pattern of the radiant beauties to the blue of the log cabins.   I'm pretty happy with it.

Someone asked for the pattern, I have the EQ7 project, if you're interested send me an email and I'll get it off to you.  I also tried to put instructions together for someone who didn't have EQ7, those are available if you are interested as well, the patterns are paper pieced.  Now the standard disclaimer is that I have never done this before and I did it after the fact...I gave it a good try and think for the most part I remembered everything :)  Again if you're interested send me an email I will send you what I have.  Or if you know how to add PDFs to a blog, let me know and I'll just add it to the blog. Thanks to all for the encouragement, it really helped to get it finished!!

I replaced the EQ7 print with the actual quilt in the banner, that felt pretty good.   Another one added to the quilts completed in 2011.  It's done and my husband loves it.  I put a nice flannel on the back which will be oh so cozy for him.  He really was an active participant in the making of this quilt.  I'll make a quilter out of him yet!!

My waiting to be quilted list is still pretty large though, need to get working on that and get those out of the way.

Now on to something very very simply, squares, straight lines, maybe a string block or two...


Sharon at Vroomans Quilts posted a boxes in boxes quilt that I just fell in love with and had to make one.  Her's is bright and cheery.  As you' ve seen from my quilts, I tend to like darker colors, so mine is a little, hmmm, ok a lot darker.  I've been doing this one as a leader and ender project since early Feb.  Finally got all the blocks done and added sashing today.  Oh nice straight easy lines, it was wonderful!!    I hope to move something off the waiting to be quilted list before this one gets added.  I'm hooked on leaders and enders now.  I'm going to do Fair and Square from Bonnie Hunter's new book.  I have a set of 30 of the ugliest fat quarters anyone has every seen.  It was a grab bag and something I'll never do again, but they are lighter colors!  And the squares will be cut up really little. That and string blocks - isn't that what you do with ugly fabric, make string blocks and cut it up really small?

And just for fun I started a bargello quilt. Daughter number 3 wants me to make one for her guy.  We really like her guy, so I'm gonna do it, but wanted to make a small one as practice first.  I didn't have the colors that were supposed to be used and didn't want to buy fabric, so I used what I had.  Here' s the picture of the work in progress and what the pattern looks like.    There was only so much I could do on this one, cuz I really needed easy for a little while.

Well, that was quite a week!!  Don't think this week will have as much sewing in it, but I made up for that this week!  Stop over a Judy's to see what others have on their design wall.

16 comments:

  1. The quilting is great, Sue! Know what you mean about going for the simple after something that required lots of attention :-) However, your interpretation of simple is different than mine -- bargello is not on my simple list!

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  2. Quilting is great and your pattern is so wonderful. Love the other quilts too. So pretty. I have the same schedule here, one week I gets TONS done the next week, not so much. Makes me appreciate the time I can get things done. :)

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  3. Wow...you have accomplished a lot on this post! Love the photo of the back of the quilt that shows the quilting design...love it!

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  4. Fabulous quilting! I love everything about this quilt.

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  5. A spectacular quilt! Did you paper piece the points?

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  6. OK, I am way tired after reading your post. I love, love DHs quilt, and the quilting, and would also love to do one but would I? Maybe. And the bargello practice quilt is great. I do understand the need for straight line sewing though, very restful after working on the more difficult ones. Good job.

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  7. I ditto what every one else said. Congrats on getting a lot done this past week. WOW on the quilting of DH's quilt... and WOW, WOW on the front of the quilt. And, bargello as a breather quilt! OMG. Keep up the good work.

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  8. You are a super sewer! I loved all the quilts in your post, you are a very clever lady!

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  9. The quilt is gorgeous--but did it get a name, lol!

    Looks like you are busy, busy with plenty of interesting projects in the lineup!

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  10. The quilting design is perfect! It may not be your "usual" ... I think sometimes it's a good thing to step away from usual and try something different.

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  11. Your quilting is terrific. Loving the colors on your bargello. Wow!

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  12. The quilting looks great! I also love the bargello quilt.

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  13. You need to make the picture on the header larger, please, for those of us with older eyes! It is sooooo beautiful!!!!

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  14. Go to docs.google.com and register or use the account you use for blogger. It's free. (I used a yahoo acct and it worked). Then you sign in. On the left is an upload button. Click on that. Now click on select files to upload. Go to where you have your pdf file and click on it. Now scroll down and click on the down arrow next to private. Choose public on the web. Then click start upload. The file will upload. Now move up and click on back to Google Docs. Your file should be highlighted. On the very right is a action button, hover over it and pick share, then share settings. At top is a highlighted link in the paste this link box. Copy it and now go to your blog and in a post or new post you can say something like this. Click here to get the pdf. Highlight the word here or pdf and go up to the top of the edit box and click on the link button. When this opens enter the url you copied in the box and then click save, then publish and your followers, readers can now go to the pdf and see it. I look forward to reading it once you have it up.

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  15. That is awesome! I bet it feels wonderful to have it done!

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