There were definitely some quilting pains along the way, but you wouldn't know it to look at these photos. Here is the flimsy post.
|Lots of texture, even with Warm 'n Natural, a flat batting|
I hopped in the SUV, and zipped up the street to the Kingswood Inn, a historic stately home built in 1859 by the man for whom Kingsville is named. I knew the quilt would look good on the old stone wall.
I'm so glad I did; within 10 minutes of me getting back home, the sun had gone in behind clouds.
|So happy with the way the feathers turned out|
In the centre of the quilt I decided to emphasize the woven effect I was going for by flipping the ribbon blocks. So I did the same FMQ designs I'd done in those vertical ribbon blocks, straight lines and ribbon candy. I then flowed it into more swirls. I think it turned out pretty cool.
There are six stars; I did three designs, two of each.
|This is a design of Judi Madsen's; I did a flowing feather centre|
|Angela Walters' Dot to Dot designs, the centre from her Craftsy class, the star points from Shape by Shape book|
|More of Angela's designs, love the spiraling square|
Those labels came from my Auntie Phyl. She is a seamstress extraordinaire, and I mean that to its full extent. She has always liked quilts, but never got into it. She reads my blog.
|Her initials, hidden in the quilt|
|Do you see who was curiously watching the entire photo shoot?|
|One last breezy shot|
Pattern: original design
Size: 60"X64.5"post-quilting, but pre-washing
Fabric: from my stash and from my scraps
Backing: Hill Country Spring by Sentimental Studios for Moda, purchased this spring at Fat Quarter Shop
Batting: Warm 'n Natural
Quilted: on my Avanté
Threads: Sulky 40 wt rayon for the feathers, So Fine #401 for all the background, and a new-to-me-but-I'm-so-in-love-with-it thread, Gutermann 40 wt variegated 100% cotton for all the stars and ribbon blocks
I didn't do very well this quarter, but there were some other unexpected makes: the Pyramid Pouch for Moda Bakeshop, and the Grande Scrappy Tiles pattern I tested for Cheryl.
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