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Thursday, June 6, 2013

A New Quilt on The Frame

By: Karen

As soon as I take a large quilt off the frame I always have another one waiting in line to take it’s place as I never get caught up – I bet a lot of you have that same problem!

Just a couple days ago I took the quilt Bow Tie Medallion off of the frame and decided to put my Traditional Red and Green Applique on it. This quilt has been waiting in line for a long time.  I did the blocks in 2010 and early 2011, the border I did early 2012, so it has been waiting at least a year – I have another that has been waiting even longer!  Of course I had to get started quilting it right away even though the binding is waiting to be stitched on the Bow Tie quilt.

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The quilt top was inspired by 3 different books – I took the blocks from two different books and the border from another.  I can’t for the life of me remember what book I fashioned the border from – it wasn’t an exact duplicate.  The blocks though were from Jeana Kimball’s “Red and Green, An Applique Tradition” and Marsha D. Radtke’s “A Baltimore Album”.

So quilting begins --  I will be quilting around the applique shapes, some applique depending on the size of the piece will have some quilting in them as well.  I am using 3/4” masking tape to mark my lines – I know some do not like masking tape and think it leaves residue behind – I have used this tape off and on for years with no problems so I will keep on using it.

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This much done so far – I will be working on this off and on but I must get the binding done on the Bow Tie Medallion so I can call that one finished before I work a lot on this quilt.  I expect this to be on the frame for the normal 6 months or so before it gets done.  I am inspired though to finish it a little faster as this quilt is red and green – what better season to use it for then the holiday season – so I will try to have this finished by late November at least.

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I am using King Tut variegated red/green thread of course!

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20 comments:

  1. I love this one!!.....beautiful will be even more so with your beautiful quilting!!

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  2. thank you Tim - I love this color thread for it

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  3. Your stitching is looking incredibly neat. I am sitting hand quilting, and like you have queue waiting in the wings!

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  4. Love to see other handquilters style of quilting. Your quilting is magnificent and I like that you use fun thread and good quality too for quilting... it finishes so nicely I think! Thanks for sharing! Kathi

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  5. A lovely quilt and how fun to hand quilt something so pretty. I like to use the masking tape or preferable the painters tape, but either works for me.

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  6. This is so gorgeous! And your quilting is beautiful! I've used masking tape before, and think it's great! But I don't leave it on the fabric for long, so maybe the folks who thought it left a residue left it on the quilt too long.

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  7. Love this quilt! I hope to start quilting mine this fall. Love your thread choice, it looks great on the quilt. Can't wait to see updates on your progression on this one!

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  8. I love King Tut variegated thread! Your quilt is very beautiful :)

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  9. This is a spectacular quilt..Love that Red & Green...Julierose

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  10. Wow, that is beautiful! Thanks for the tip about masking tape.

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  11. Lovely quilt......like the king tut thread you are using...hope you are able to finish by Nov it will look beautiful for the holidays! I too have used masking tape and experience no problems with it! Good luck!

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  12. un trabajo maravilloso!!!!!
    el tiempo pasa volando, pero no importa
    lo importante el el final del trabajo bien hecho
    saludos

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  13. Wow, what a stunning quilt. I can wait to see more of the quilting once you progress.

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  14. I'm really envious of that gorgeous quilt!

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  15. thank you everyone - I hadn't been back on the computer since shortly after I posted this and hadn't seen so many comments. Yes I will be updating this quilt on my personal blog all the time and occasionally on this one too. Yes for the masking tape I only leave it on while I am stitching and never leave it sit for long - probably those that have had trouble have left it sit too long and maybe had sun shinning on it too?

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  16. This is awesome .... I would like for you to stop, you're very clever :-)
    Ajka

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  17. Exquisite quilt...love the thread! I like washout pencil style markers myself...but also use tape depending on the project. Beautiful work.

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  18. Exquisite quilt. Love the red thread. I like to use washout pencil type markers, but often use tape depending on the project. Beautiful work.

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  19. thanks for showing and the info on where you found the blocks...i have both books and have been ogling them for some time for that someday project...it's beautiful and inspiring!

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