Sunday, November 11, 2018

Fresh off the Frame - Sandra's Quilt

I've quilted a number of quilts for Sandra and loved every one.  She likes loose quilting on her quilts, she wants them nice and soft!  If you've seen my quilting, you now I like a lot of thread!!  But I exercised considerable restraint on this quilt (the struggle's real).  LOL quilting half as much took me twice as long!!

I wish I could applique like this.  I so love applique but I have the patience of a three year old and my hand work looks like a three year old did it!!!

I didn't stitch on any of the applique unless it was an area bigger than my fist (Margaret Solomon Gunn tip).  Then it was just a very simple line or to (like the tulips to accentuate the leaves or n the large center, a simple echo on the inside got it to be an acceptable  amount.  I really really wanted to put viens in all the leaves, but I was strong!  Thanks for letting me quilt for you Sandra!





No idea what the pattern is :(  usually she leaves the pattern with and this one is a beauty!  Her kids got the kit for her.  Great kids eh?

Details on the quilt - Hobbs 80/20 batting, So Fine thread, 2 colors on top, Bottom Line in the bobbin.  Rulers used:  Deborah Poole's Rule it (love the 1/8 in markings and it's small enough to guide with my ring finger, nudging the ruler), Kelly Cline's Kelly Bean for around the applique.  I certainly can't quilt curves without using one of Linda's curves from Quilted Pineapple.  I used the 10 curve and the long straight ruler, went from corner to corner. Quilters Rule curvy thing, perfect for continuous curve.  And of course a purple air erase marker, can't do ruler work without that.  Now how long did it take for this quilt. My machine run time was less than 7 hours.  I would add roughly two additional hours for marking and staring.  About 10 hours total to complete this.  Man I went very very slowly not sure why I come to an almost screeching halt when there's little quilting but it's just not second nature to me. I'm learning, I'm learning I can do different things.  See I don't quilt everything within an inch of it's life!!


Can't wait to show you the next quilt on the frame, this one's got a little surprise on it and there's definitely going to be more thread!!

Hope everyone has a great week. Check out the link parties on the side bar, so much inspiration out there. 

14 comments:

  1. Beautifully quilted - it really makes the blocks shine.

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  2. Beautiful Quilt - Think it is called Bloom by Lori Holt. Uses her simple shape templates

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  3. You did a marvelous job on the quilting for this one -- she should be very, very pleased! It really enhances the top perfectly!!! :)

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  4. Beautiful quilt, beautiful quilting!

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  5. Wow! The quilting is so perfect for that quilt. I'm with you, wish I could applique like that too.

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  6. It looks beautiful, Sue, and you complemented the simplicity of the applique pattern perfectly without overpowering it. Thanks for sharing which tools you used and how long it took you. I especially love the arcs you quilted in the sashing.

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  7. I love the quilting you did on this. I understand the struggle...trying to find the balance between quilted 'enough' but keeping it soft and snuggly is difficult. Thanks for sharing all the rulers you used, I always like to see what tools my fav longarmers are using. You did a fantastic job on this on Sue! Thanks for sharing on MCM!

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  8. Beautiful!! That quilting really makes that quilt shine even more. Gorgeous quilt!

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  9. Your quilting is perfect for this quilt. I love Lori Holt fabrics.

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  10. Your quilting is the perfect finish for a lovely quilt. I was going to ask if you used rulers, but then I read that you did. I have only used a straight ruler, but your curves were perfect!

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  11. That quilt is gorgeous and so is your quilting! Great job!

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  12. Beautiful work Sue! I'm like you, I quilt and quilt but am trying to teach myself to make bigger loops and squiggles so I can have a fluffy quilt. It is hard on a domestic machine. I'm sure she loved your work, thanks for sharing!

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