Sunday, August 19, 2012

QOV Quilts

I feel like it's been forever since I've been able to sew or quilt!  But I changed that this weekend.  I was able to finish up 2 quilts that were sent from Bonnie in PA.

The first  I did was a log cabin, isn't it stunning, I just love this one.  I wanted so badly to fill it with all kinds of filler quilting so those stars would stand out.  But I dug down deep and found some quilters restrain and left it nicely quilted for someone to use :)  In each of the colored log cabins in the outer border I quilted a star and then in the white center as well.  Nested circle like quilting around the stars.  Then center has diamonds circling the star quilted in the center.  I was trying to get the star in the center more focus.  And the final border has piano key quilting.  Just because  it was simple doesn't mean quick.   This one took me two days to finish.  I think most of the time was spent controlling my need to quilt every square inch that I can ;)




By the time I got the first one finished, time was running out.  I used a panto graph Simply Stars by Patricia E Ritter which went REALLY fast, I made up for time on this one.  It was done in less than 3 hours and I can never quilt anything, not even a baby quilt in less than 3 hours.   The back is all stars and fits very will with this beauty.  Thanks Bonnie for letting me quilt this for your group.  They are beautiful!

And that's it, work is crazy busy and kids need to get back to college.  Not sure how much sewing will get done in the coming weeks but at least I get to look at all the inspiration and beautiful creations.
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30 comments:

  1. Well, you know me - less is sometimes more - you did lovely job on both of these.

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  2. Oh, I think the log cabin quilting is just stunning! Lovely job!

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  3. Wow both are beauties! What kind of machine do you use? How did you learn to quilt? Was there a point where you were just perfect with a regular machine or did you move on to something advanced faster?

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  4. That log cabin is spectacular!

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  5. Oh Sue, I want to be you when I grow up. Your quilting is fabulous... especially on the log cabin star. Thanks for being an inspiration to me.

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  6. The log cabin quilting is wonderful!

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  7. As usual, my chin dropped to my chest in AWE! You are REALLY an amazing quilter! Wow, wow, WOW!

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  8. Oh wow! What beautiful quilts and totally amazing quilting! You did such a good job on these, as always! These quilts will bring so much comfort to some war veterans! Thank you! :)

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  9. Beautiful job on both of those, Sue.

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  10. So, so beautiful! I couldn't even think of such beautiful designs. Amazing!

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  11. Oh wow. That log cabin quilt is just gorgeous. And the quilting you did is perfect for it

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  12. Beautiful quilting on the log cabins. A great quilt job adds to the beauty of the quilt and this one does just that. Though the quilt was quite pretty before, with the quilting it just says WOW.

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  13. Oh what BEAUTIFUL quilting! It really makes that Log Cabin quilt SING!

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  14. So beautiful...love the effect of the circular lines!

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  15. Beautiful quilts and gorgeous quilting on both.

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  16. I just found your blog today. Love your quilts. I looked at the quilts you made this year.....they are stunning. The quilting really makes your quilts. Do you do your own quilting?

    Karen
    Boogabearw@cox.net

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  17. I just love looking at your beautiful work. You did a great job - they are awesome

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  18. Beautiful quilting on both quilts Sue! I really love the colors in the log cabin quilt! Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion at the River Linky Party Tuesday

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  19. That log cabin quilt is...

    Awesome.
    Stunning.
    Beautiful.
    Superior.

    I could go on but I think you get my point. Wonderful craftsmanship and wonderful quilting, too.

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  20. totally awesome! Love how you quilted it. Stunning quilt.

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  21. Very pretty and sometimes less is more. Wow so pretty, I think that it will be a treause!

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  22. Gorgeous job Sue, these quilts will make someone so deserving so very happy!
    Amanda

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  23. The log cabin quilt is by far the best quilting job we have seen on one of our quilts and we have had some amazing quilting done in the past. Betty K. from our group will be thrilled when she gets her log cabin quilt back. I can't wait to see it in person. Some very lucky wounded warrior will be receiving this quilt. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

    Bonnie

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  24. Both of those are gorgeous!! I love the way you quilted the log cabin!!!

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  25. Beautiful work, Sue. I like to hear you say about leaving it so that someone can use it! Quilter's restrain! I do really like what you did with both quilts, but particularly the log cabin - a nice balance.

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