Sunday, June 17, 2012

DWM and June Free Motion Quilting Challegne



What a sewing weekend!!  I know I won't be sewing next weekend as I'll be heading to Shipshewana for a quilt show and to spend the day with my oldest daughter. Yep, talked her into going with me.  Promised her I'd buy her ice cream :)  


So what did I get done?  I finished two wonderful tops for QOV.  These came from a group in Columbus, IN.  They have about a dozen gals from "forty something" to age 97 working on tops as well as one man who is the son of one of our quilters and does his piecing as he works a night shift doing computer support from his home. Since they started in April '05 they have completed 2,473 quilts.  Isn't that amazing?   


The first one was made by Flossie, you may have seen this on my summary from FNSI, but showing it again because Flossie is 97 and she made this beauty.  I'm just simply so impressed and excited.  I want to be quilting when I'm 97!!  I used hobbs 80/20 blend for the batting, so fine thread on top, bottom line on the bottom and the panto is Drunken Feathers by Barbara  Becker.  I think it gives a nice soft texture to the quilt.



The second one I just love.  The colors the pattern, just beautiful.  hobbs 80/20, Superior So Fine on top, and bottom line on the bottom.  The panto is Ground Cover by Barbara Becker.  I thought the leaves were great with the jungle prints.  They did a great job with these Quilts of Valor don't you think?

And while the machine was hot and ready to go, I did the June Free Motion Quilt Challenge from Sew Cal Gal (see the botton on the side bar).  I just really had a lot of fun with this one.   I sewed my squiggly line all over and then started doodling and filling in the spaces.  I used two layers of some poly batting that I had in the closet - no idea who makes it or which one, but I liked it :)  I also used silk thread for the first time and I LOVED it.  I was really surprised how nicely the checker board came out since no ruler or marking was involved.  Just eye ball it.  What fun!!  

And then I have the design table.  No idea how this thing is going to go together.  I've started a new mystery from Silly Goose Quilts. They call theirs Calm Blue Ocean.  I'm calling mine Tossed Salad cuz that's what it reminds me of.   I had a bunch of green fabrics on the table that I didn't want to put away, so heck might as well use 'em.  I'm almost caught up, finished parts 1-4 and half way through with 5.  What I can't figure out is the odd number of blocks in step 1:  89 - really???  How is that gonna work???  Even number of blocks in all other steps.

And last my first urban nine patch, love this block   A little brigh huh?  You should see the rest of the fabrics :)  This is going to be for a toddler girl and I think she'll love the bright cheery colors.

That's it, hope everyone has a great week!!

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21 comments:

  1. Just two lovely quilts that your 'touch' has heightened. Oh, My - I knew you would love this challenge - I can only dream. And thank you for the Silly Goose site - I have a lot of blues that need using and I see a lot of leader/ender work to whip them right up.

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  2. That group of quilters is amazing. Like your choice on pantos. Very cute on the quilts. Enjoy the quilt show with your daughter.

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  3. love that urban nine patch...your june free motion is wonderful

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  4. I love the colors on your urban nine patch...I can't wait to see the rest!

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  5. Your quilting is amazing! You have made the quilts so much more special with your touch. Love those bright blocks...it is fun to shake it up once in awhile!

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  6. Love your quilting - both the pantos and the free motion! And interesting mystery blocks - I wonder what they'll all become?

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  7. The QOV are fantastic - your quilting is wonderful! I am blown away by your talent. I agree- I want to be quilting when I'm 97 too! I need to go check out that mystery quilt. Your blocks do remind me of tossed salad - LOL! Have a great week.

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  8. 97! Isn't that wonderful! This group is very productive and bless you for quilting.
    Love your mystery colors--I may need to go check that one out a little. And your urban nine patch is great. I think you might like the bright greens. Right??? :)

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  9. I want to be quilting and longarming still at 97!! Love everything you posted today. I gotta get that urban 9 patch pattern, swoon! I will check out the free motion challenge, thanks!!

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  10. Love your curved 9 patch...I've been drooling over this pattern, but to nervous to tackle it myself!

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  11. Love what you have done for the Free Motion Quilt Challenge for June. It looks amazing.

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  12. So nice to have some quilting done on the quilts. they look great. Love the free play you did on the machine quilting. Looks like you had fun.

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  13. After reading your post I need a nap. The quilting was great, especially the free motion one. And I love the bright colors on your two new projects.

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  14. So many interesting things happening under your needles! Glad you are enjoying such a wonderful variety. I hope I'm still quilting when I am 97 too :)

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  15. Wow, so many projects going on. I love the green and white of your "Tossed Salad" and your urban nine patch is really fun!

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  16. Your QOV group is making some wonderful quilts. I wanna be quilting when I'm 97, too! Shoot, I'd just like to "make it" to 97. lol.
    Your FMQ piecing is extraordinary. I love it. The squares/checkboard are totally eyeballed? OMGoodness, your skills are amazing!

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  17. Wonderful projects, but just love the FMQ piece you made!

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  18. Hermosos colores y hermoso quilteado!

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  19. Beautiful quilting on the quilts and your FMQ for June is fantastic! I can't believe all that you get done, thanks for sharing!
    Quilting at the River Linky Party Tuesday

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  20. OMG, your Sew Cal Gal challenge piece is AMAZING!

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