Friday, November 15, 2013

Quilter’s Scrapbook!

It’s finished!  Now I am yet again pondering the question of how quilt magazines get all those lovely shots of quilts artfully draped on furniture.  It was a little mucky to go outside for pictures so I tried the artful drape approach.

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I’m not quite managing that magazine look!  It looks very tidy on the sofa. No, I didn’t intentionally match the pillows. Those were already on the sofa, but they do complement the quilt nicely.

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I quilted this with, of course, my walking foot. The borders and sashing are all quilted in the ditch.  The perimeter of the 100-patches are quilted in the ditch and again 1/4” outside the block. Here’s what I ended up with in the block, after playing with then taking a seam ripper to nesting squares on point and diagonals all in one direction:

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I didn’t get a good picture of the quilting across the whole quilt.  If you could see the whole top you would see that tipping this quilting design on its side every other block added a bit of movement to the quit top, drawing the eye from one block to the next.

Despite grand thoughts of trying some quilting in the white parts of the sashing to make it look like the red and yellow strips were floating on top of the quilting, I decided that would make the quilting in these spaces much too dense compared to other parts of the quilt and I’d get a puckered, wavy quilt.  I didn’t want to quilt too densely in the 100-patches because I wanted the scraps to be the focus.

I have already posted a peek of the border quilting, but here it is again.

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By the time I started quilting the last side of the border I had figured out how to quilt it most efficiently so that side was completed fairly quickly.  Those first three were not fun though!

I am writing a pattern for Quilter’s Scrapbook and am looking for a few kind souls who might like to test it in exchange for the pattern.  If you are interested please email me.  Now I am off to wrestle with block diagrams…

13 comments:

  1. Yes, I would like to test the pattern. Already have some of the larger blocks done. Love what you did with this. I have been heavy into scrap quilts this past year.

    Liri

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  2. You did a great job with your quilt - it looks wonderful!

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  3. I would...I would...pick me! Pick me!
    Post coming up about how much extra time I have!!!

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  4. You've done a great job on both the piecing and the quilting, and your quilt is gorgeous! Of course, I'd like to try the pattern sometime, but it would be so far in the future, so don't put my name in the drawing. You need to get the test results now, not months or years from now! ---"Love"

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  5. Wow, it is beautiful - and wonderful quilting with your walking foot!! Love how you 'tipped' the quilting in the coloured blocks and also how you did the border. I'd love to test a pattern but really cant commit to it time wise right now.

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  6. "A few kind souls"...don't you meant a few kindred crazies? I've got far too many other projects going on right now, but otherwise I might be tempted. It looks fantastic!

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  7. I love your quilt, the tiny squares look like little jewels in there. I love the quilting, too. Wish I had time to offer to test the pattern, it looks like fun.

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  8. Wow what a great quilt. I LOVE it. I came over from "Just Another Quilt" blog. I would so love to test this pattern but honestly, I know I would never get it done in a timely fashion. So please put me on a list to notify me when you have it ready to sell!

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  9. I don't know how I keep losing you. Found you again. :) Love the quilt. And the quilting. I have some scraps. ;)

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  10. I love how your quilt came out. Your walking foot quilting is so inspiring to me and gets my mind thinking I can do some of those neat things too! I'm game if you need another tester.

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  11. If you are still looking for testers for your great quilt, I would be interested. Smiles

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  12. I would love to test your pattern if you still need some testers. Jane

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