Monday, April 7, 2014

Design Wall Monday - Really

Woohoo, I have something on my design wall!  The pattern is from Moda Bake Shop - Urban Shades 
I feel like it's been sew long since I've really had anything on the design wall
Urban Shade
I also finished quilting a baby quilt for a local quilt shop.  The fabric used was one of their new collections Sphere by Zen Chic - LOVE LOVE LOVE this line of fabrics.  No surprise they requested circles for this one.  Another Moda Bake Shop pattern - Stacked Coins Baby Quilt - 2 charm packs, some background material and you're set with an adorable Baby Quilt.  Batting is quilter dream cotton - is there anything softer, love that batting!  Bottom line on both top and bottom.  I wanted to use a very thin thread on top because there is a little bit of overlap on the circles and that's a bit of thread play. But with a thin thread it just sinks in and you can't even see it.  
Moda Bake Shop - Stacked Coins Baby Quilt
Stacked Coins Detail
Stacked coins back - love the solid back with one stack of coins. 
I have one more quilt that was quilted last night and I'll update this post as soon as I get some pictures.

On those circles a few people saw yesterdays post with Round and Round which had circles in a more uniform pattern and a few have asked how I did them.   Well, it wasn't really me, it was the Hartley Fence that came with my long arm machine.  It seriously makes perfect circles!  I can't even mess them up :)  It does take a bit longer to complete a quilt with these perfect circles, you have to start and stop with each and every circle, so it's slow going. But man, what a great impact they have.  I don't use this much but every time I do, I love the results. If you have a Hartley Fence and haven't used it, check out the videos on You Tube, Hartley Fence Circles 1 - 3 you won't be disappointed.
Hartley Fence for Long Arm Machine
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34 comments:

  1. I love the Urban Shades!! And those circles do make a real impact on a quilt.

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  2. Beautiful quilt on your design wall Sue! It has great visual impact - and love those fabrics!!! Your quilted circles are fascinating - love them!

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  3. I think I learn something new, every time I read one of your posts....thank you. I love the Urban Shades fabric, but love what you're doing with them, even more. The overlapping circles are stunning.

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  4. Your design wall quilt is so cool! The colors are so soft, yet striking. And I LOVE the baby quilt. Circles are my thing!!

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  5. Oh, it's still about SKILL! I have a circle fence (not that brand, but the same idea) and after attempting circles last year... well... mine has gone to the bottom of a closet! LOL! You're still my hero! Another beautiful job!

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  6. Very mod, Sue - very striking. Another great circle quilt. I'm betting we will be seeing more circle quilts now that you've shown how eye catching they are. Congrats!

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  7. Love the quilting on your stacked coin baby quilt!!! Had a look around your blog and enjoyed what I saw-- great job on everything!

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  8. Love your color choices on the first quilt. I had to look up the original pattern because yours really appealed to me. Love the quilting on the baby quilt too.

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  9. The quilted circles are certainly effective! LOVE them! Both quilts are great. This traditional quilter is really warming up to the "modern" quilts movement!

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  10. Sphere, Stacked Coins and circle quilting, such a great combination. Great quilt.

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  11. Great quilt!! Love the fabrics for your Urban Shades quilt.

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  12. Love your Urban Shade quilt. I can't wait to see how you quilt it! I also LOVE the quilting on your Stacked Coins quilt. Beautiful!

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  13. Wow those are dramatic circles. Great job. I love my circle groovy boards. Maybe I should invest in a hartley fence. I've seen other designs they have and they are stunning. Great quilts today.

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  14. Your quilting is gorgeous, and that is seriously the first stacked coins quilt that I have ever liked. Fabulous palette. :)

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  15. Thanks for the link to the Urban shades pattern-a fun looking one. And of course you know I like your circles on the stacked coins one!

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  16. This is fantastic! So refreshing to look at!!

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  17. Love the blocks in your design wall quilt, and those circle are worth the time it takes to make them! They are great!

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  18. Love that Urban Shades quilt and the stacked coins is great too!

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  19. Visiting from Let's Bee Social! Fabulous quilts and brilliant quiting! Would love a Hartley Fence!

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  20. oh wow I love the first one the best!
    I am visiting from lets bee social
    Kathy

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  21. We really love the quilting too. Also really like the blue backing and the way it showcases the quitling.

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  22. I am in love with that quilting! So wonderful!

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  23. Totally love your coin quilt!

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  24. Love the quilting. It reminds me of the ripples on a lake in the rain, or maybe the ripples in a fountain when you toss in your coins. ;) Nice work.

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  25. Beautiful quilt and the circles are so neat!! That took a lot of time to stop and start but well worth it! Thanks for sharing.
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  26. Another inspiring finish!!! You make me anxious for my summer break from teaching...as I'll more time to play on the longarm!! :)

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  27. I agree, Sphere and circle quilting, it's wonderful!

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  28. I LOVE the quilting in your stacked coins quilt, Sue. What great texture! Great job!

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  29. Beautiful quilting, Sue! Whoop whoop!

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  30. Nice to see your design wall covered up! Hee, hee! Looking good! Thanks for sharing the info about your quilting process, Sue. It's always nice to learn!

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  31. What a prefect way to finish this quilt. Nicely done. And BTW I saw your quilt at MQX East. It was so much fun to see quilts by people I "know".

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