Friday, September 5, 2014

Finally off the frame Friday!

This one took a while, it was on the frame for a whole week, and I didn't work this week! I love to see scrappy 30s repo quilts, they always appeal to me.  I always wonder why almost no 30 repo's fabric.  I think it's because I don't  really care for each fabric individually.  There are very few that I would purchase a single cut of fabric.   But a fat quarter bundle - I think I have one and have never used it and not purchased anymore.  But every time I see a 30's quilt, I want one!  And this was no exception.  I really didn't get the colors right in the pictures, they are quite bright colors but not quite pastels either.  But don't they look beautiful all together?   I love Sandra's quilt.  This one has quilters dream cotton batting, premo soft 50 wt thread on top with magna glide 60 wt thread in the bobbin.    I used 12 bobbins of thread on this one, much smaller than the last, I think this one measures up at 65x 74ish.  But it's Friday and I'm calling it a finish!!  Oh the quilting - I made a template of the flower in the corners and used that in the blank squares, in the ditch around all the block and applique and echo on the applique.  Simple swirl back ground fill to make the applique really pop out.  I think it helps to bring out the pieced blocks too.  Simple continuous curve in the pieced blocks.





18 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, this is beautiful! Fabulous work by both of you!! Do you do your stitch in the ditch as you go with the same thread or all beforehand in a lighter thread?

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  2. This turned out amazing. I love the swirls in the background and the echoing.

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  3. You have created an award-winning quilt. Sensational!

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  4. Lovely, Sue! I, too, am not really into 30's prints, but this one is beautiful. Great job on the quilting too!

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  5. I do like 30's prints, this is a beautiful quilt and your quilting just made it sing!

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  6. I don't use 30's prints either, but like the look. This quilt is gorgeous! Your quilting is just stunning... perfect for the pattern and style. I like the back almost as much as the front. Beautiful.

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  7. That is so pretty. It makes me want to create something just so that you could quilt it.

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  8. What a gorgeous quilt. You did a fantastic job.

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  9. Looks beautiful! Your client must be over the moon. :-)

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  10. Wow! It is really fabulous. Nicely done.

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  11. Inspiring! Just so beautiful to look at! I appreciate seeing how quilted an applique piece.

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  12. Stunning. I want to be you so I can quilt.....grin

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  13. Sue, Your quilting made Sandra's beautiful quilt even lovelier! I love the floral motif in the white spaces. She must be quite thrilled!

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  14. I'm enjoying going through the last few months of your posts. So much wonderful eye candy. And many thanks for listing the names of your pantos. It is great to see them actually on a quilt.

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