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Posted by Deb Anger
By: Karen Goad
I found the perfect little stencil from the Stencil Company who was kind enough to give us two give away’s on this blog and another one on my blog a couple months ago. If you haven’t checked them out you should – enough stencils to choose from that you can find one for just about any quilting design you want.
I recently finished a small (for me) easy quilt that I have named “X Marks the Spot.” For the quilting I wanted to keep it easy and simple to go well with the quilt. Looking through my stencils I found a stencil of leaves that look like vine leaves – it is working out really well on this quilt.
Some quilts call for a lot of quilting - others do not. This is one of those that needed simple quilting.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
By: Karen Goad
I just finished another quilt top. One that I made by machine piecing instead of hand piecing as everything I am currently working on is by hand. I needed a change of pace. I finished it in 5 days – the quilt is 69 x 69 inches.
Now the decision -- to machine piece straight lines or hand quilt – yes I decided to hand quilt once again. Why – because although I have machine pieced straight lines on several small quilts I am never satisfied with the way it looks. I admit it – I am a hand quilting snob I can’t help it, I really and truly just do not like the way machine quilting looks. If I machine quilted straight lines on this quilt top I know I would end up giving it away shortly after I finished it because I would not like it.
Are you a hand quilting snob also?
Do you ever feel that you will get caught up on all of the quilt tops that you have finished and are stacked away waiting for you to quilt?
This top will be outlined quilted with an X in the middle of each of the rectangle parts of the X in the pattern. I will use my hoop seeing as my big frame is still occupied with the very large Joseph’s Coat quilt.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
We've been doing some renovations that involved taking down a ceiling in a back room where some bees were building a nest. Down came this piece of honeycomb and I thought it was appropriate to place it on top of my basted octagon.
The bees made their honeycomb nest one cell at a time, and so do I with one octagon at-a-time and one stitch at-a-time for hand quilting.
Being persistent like the bees, I'm starting to see results with my hand quilting projects. I just finished hand quilting a baby quilt and I will be able to show it once binding and a label are applied.
by: Rose Marie Castonguay
Applique 'n Patch Quilting
Sunday, August 5, 2012
The blog that was named in Number 7 link (to the website “Quilty Folk”) was submitted by bestbelle2010@______ You’ve won a $100 gift certificate to The Stencil Company! Please send me an email and let me know who you are and I will send you your gift certificate! Congratulations!