Monday, April 29, 2019

Becky's bright feathered beauty!

I don't think I ever properly shared Becky's big beautiful quilt.  I think I may have shared on Facebook and Instagram.  I try to add more details and mores pics here on the blog.  I just love this quilt, it's big, it's bright it's overflowing with feathers in a bed of wool and cotton.  It's just lucious!
hobbs 80/20 on bottom, wool on top
So  Fine thread top and bottom 

solid white backing - again adds to the lusciousness of this beauty

Quilted pinapple curve on top - 20 I think

Circle 2 ruler on the border - 8 I think 
Simple repetitive ruler work on this this one creating overlapping circles on each square, half in echo only in the white areas give it a different feel doesn't it? Along the seam, the feathers are only on the white side not the printed fabric, I think this gives real dimension to the quilt.  It took Becky and I a few tries back forth to get this point, the collaboration made it better than either of us would have done individually.  In the the border I wanted to bring a similar design but each border was too small, so I treated all three fabrics as one and it worked perfectly.  Finishing off with bead board.  I was just completely smitten by this one.  Great Quilt Becky, thanks for letting me quilt for you!

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Marcia Kennedy Mystery Quilt for Proper Bostonian Quilters

I finally get to share this beauty designed by Marcia Kennedy. This is a Mystery Quilt that she ran this year for the other members of the Proper Bostonian Quilters based in West Roxbury, MA. They are a small group (around 100 members) with members mostly in surrounding towns but a number of members who have moved out of the area keep up their membership even though they are too far away to attend meetings. They will have their biannual (every two years) quilt show this coming October. You can be sure the quilt will be in full display!!

two colors of thread on the top, off white and a darker color, shoot should have taken a picture!

The rose is computerized - Rose 4 Block from Wasatch Quilting

Quilted Pineapple Curves for the larger arcs

The rose in the squares and then some free motion feather leaves for fill and a stem

most blocks had continuous curve and other little enhancements, background fabrics got feathers.  Freehand curls and leaves in the border.  

Circle 2 ruler used on the border for the orange peel and the cross hatch

two colors of thres, light blue and white in the bobbin

That was something right?  I was quilting all those bright cheery flowers when it was so darn cold and wintry here.   Like a a bit of spring in my studio!  This has Hobbs Heirloom batting 80/20, cotton sateen backing (yep one of my favorites!), Glide thread on top.  I'm pretty sure on bottom too, but forgot to take pics of thread - but I know it's either 60 wt glide or bottom line.  Rarely do I put anything else in bobbin!  I'm pretty sure I used two colors of thread on top as well.  One off white and another a bit darker, should have taken pictures!

I've got lots to catch up on with the Blog. We've been so busy with Hands 2 Help, and then I've got Becky and Janice's beauties to share as well! So much quilty goodness going on. Don't forget to check out the side bar with all the linky parties.  I'll have more to share either on Friday or Monday, come back soon!!

Monday, April 1, 2019

H2H and Care Givers Quilt Drive 2019 - Update

Oh they did it again!  This team is absolutely amazing.  Two more quilt tops complete, 3 new ones started, 3 quilted - Wow!! So lets take a look at the finished ones first.  I'm really into the big block quilts this year,  I love this pattern.  My husband saw the quilting pattern and said it looks like turnips or onions.  Well, that wasn't quite the impact that I wanted to have, but it's done!

Quilt pattern is Mesmerize by Claudio Pfeil and Patricia Ritter
So Fine thread on top - Hobbs Poly Down batting

Another big block quilt, these colors just really appeal to me, going to miss this one.  We were working so hard.  Dorthory got this one done, put it on the design board and then right on the frame. We had it the board and said, "yes!! I like it"  Neither of us say the wayward blocks.  Didn't even see the misplaced blocks until I was winding down for the evening.  Yes that's right, *after* I finished quilting it.  There *may* have been a few inappropriate words spoken.  It's a big block quilt and there is just no place to hide, it had to be fixed.  Found my trusty seam ripper and got to work the next morning.  I ripped out the quilting on the two naughty blocks and about an inch all the way around.  Had a good talking to those blocks, got them back in line then hand sewed them back in place. Threw it back on the frame and re-quilted the small space. Ahhhh so much better.  Isaac was very pleased when it was all completed. 
Looks bettter (see picture below)  e2e pattern is Beau Jangles - Apricot Moon Design, Glide thread, Hobbs Poly Down batting

Do you see those naughty blocks?

Yes Isaac, I agree, much better
The last finish.  We've been working on this one for years, doing a leaders and enders thing.  Love how this one turned out 
 A little ruler work,  a little FMQ, a little computerized quilting
Forget Me Not Block 1 - Janet Lee Santeusanio - computerized center

So Fine thread top and bottom, hobbs poly down batting
Then an additional top was finished, the last of the big blocks. I just adore this one.  Kim finished this one. LOL she said she wasn't leaving until it was done!

It looks fabulous!  I see Janice's mini photo bombing this one :)
Three more got started

Laurie and Dorothy hard at work!

Abby was sampling a couple machines this trip.  

Need to make sure they have snacks within easy reach 
This will look great with the navy, wide range of colors is so exciting

this one with the white, a little less range in color, a little more calming 
Blues and a bit more muted, will go with a light grey, even more calming.

Phew, they wear me out!  So where are we in our totals?

Finished                        - 5
Waiting to be quilted    - 4
in progress                    - 4
cut or waiting in queue - 3

That gives us a grand total of 16!!!!  Twice what our goal was. WOW!!! Stayed tuned, these folks are not done yet!  Next get together is April 14. 

Oh have you heard about Country Quilters of McHenry Opportunity quilt?  Our guild pieced the quilt and I quilted it.  It's a queen size 90 x 90, custom heirloom quilting, two layers of batting, Hobbs Heirloom blend and wool on top.  Appraised at over $2700.  If you would like a chance to win, head on over to the on-line ticket sales.  Go ahead, zoom in close, I think you'll like it!  And it could be yours!

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