Sunday, February 1, 2015

Let it snow, more time for quilting!

I finished up a panel quilt for a shower gift for daughter #1.  I love panel quilts.  All you have to do is add a quick border at the most, then load it on the frame for some quilting fun!  I like to try new things on panel quilts, this time it was the semi-circle border, and I loved the results.   I also found that I like the stitching around applique with thread better than invisible thread.  I did invisible thread around everything, but when I was doing the rest of the quilting and needed to backtrack along the line of the applique (fake applique in this case :) that I really preferred the thread rather than the invisible thread.  But you know when I was little I always outlined in coloring before filling in.  I think it's really very similar.






I love pictures in the snow and we got 6 inches over night, another 6 or so on the way.  I tried taking a few shots but the snow was falling faster than I could setup the quilt and get a shot!


24 comments:

  1. Oh enjoy your "snow sewing". THIS owl quilt is adorable and your quitling fabulous! It accents the quilt so beautifully!

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    1. I'm so glad you rejuvinated this under our panels theme this week Sue as when I grow up I want to quilt like you!! LOL!! Actually I'm taking my first Long arm FMQ/Rulers class in May and will have all summer to practice!

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  2. Your quilting is just so beautiful! I wouldn't have thought of doing a panel quilt this way. I have one of the princesses waiting for borders and I only thought about a quick pantograph. Of course, you will see yours again but mine never.

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  3. I love seeing how you quilt these. The border is outstanding.

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  4. You make panels into the most stunning pieces!

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  5. Love all the little elements you quilted it with, super cute!

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  6. What a darling quilt! And you know, come to think of it, panel quilts really are perfect for practicing the kind of quilting you would do on applique, a MUCH better idea than practicing on an actual applique quilt top that someone has spent hundreds of hours putting together! I really love the Baptist Fan motif you quilted on the borders, too -- it looks great with the polka dots.

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  7. I can't even imagine that much snow! Love your little panel quilt. It is adorable and the quilting is fabulous!

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  8. When I saw the center of the panel my first thought was neat... maybe she will tell us where she got the pattern for that! LOL So its a panel and that works to!

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  9. Lovely quilting--you made the panel beautiful!

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  10. Your quilting is exquisite. I am very impressed.

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  11. Absolutely adorable! And your quilting is awesome as usual :) I especially love that double line cross hatch!! Looks fabulous!

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  12. That is one of the cutest panels. I'm an owl collector. Guess I should look for one to play with. Your quilting is fabulous. It brings a panel quilt up to show quality the way you quilt them.

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  13. So cute, and beautiful quilting!

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  14. Really great quilting. And to see it from the reverse--fabulous!

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  15. This is gorgeous! I really love the quilting you've done, particularly the diamonds on the blue border. And your quilting recreate the whole scene on the back! Very beautiful.

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  16. That is just gorgeous!!! Glad you saved it from the snow ;-)

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  17. Whooo knew owls could be so adorable? (ha!)
    I loved seeing all the quilty goodness, front and back.

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  18. I love the expressions on those owls. Your quilting is unbelievably amazing!! So gorgeous!!

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  19. Cute panel and I love the quilting! Not sure I'll ever get to that level with DSM, but I keep practicing.

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