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!!


  1. Sue, I can never thank you enough for the absolutely fantastic job you did on this quilt. The members I have shown this to were blown away! You were a delight to work with, very quick (met my tight deadline with no problems), kept me informed during every step, and very reasonably priced considering how much outstanding work you did! I enthusiastically recommend you and your work! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!! Marcia

  2. I’m taking full credit for the quilt sine I referred Marcia to you! It came out amazing!!

  3. That is a gorgeous quilt! What a fun design. And the quilting is amazing!

  4. A beautiful quilt with amazing quilting!

  5. Hi Sue, you quilt and quilting is really amazing! Congrats! Please consider linking up with Free Motion Mavericks. We'd love to have you join us.

    1. I'm really glad that you joined us. You may be using a long arm but as far as I'm concerned, it's still FMQ!


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