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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Update on the Traditional Red and Green Quilt

By: Karen

I have been busy the past month quilting – some progress, not as much as I would like but it is still possible to get this quilt done in time for the holidays.  Now if I just was not working on so many other things.

I unrolled the quilt the other day to get photos of the border as I had forgotten to do that before I had rolled it to start quilting on the blocks.  It took 3 photos but here is the border.

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I am marking my grid with the blue wash out pen “Mark b Gone” I have had excellent luck with it and I am not concerned about leaving the ink in the quilt so long – I will not be spritzing it out as I go as the red and green colors could possibly bleed – the water would just be sitting there as it would be damp for awhile – in the washing machine you know there is a lot of water and color catcher’s – completely different story!

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I use the white chalk pen from Fons and Porter for the red borders.  That will brush out as I work and what doesn’t will wash out when the quilt gets tossed in the wash.

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I am quilting on some of the applique – some of it is pretty thick though as I did not trim out the back fabric in all places – just didn’t think about it – so I am using a stab stitch which I am not used to and do not like on the thickest of the applique parts so all stitches are not created equal!

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I am keeping up a progress report on my personal blog of this quilt if you wish to check it and I will periodically on this blog.

14 comments:

  1. WOW! This is SO beautiful! Thanks for sharing it!

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  2. Karen it is looking wonderful! I have done the same thing in the past with not trimming behind the applique, it does make things a lot more difficult.

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  3. This is lovely and you are on a roll!

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  4. Beautiful red and green quilt. Love seeing the hand quilting. Once I had marking removal issues, but not with product you mentioned. Now I pretest.

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  5. Looking good!! Beautiful stitches, especially though all those applique layers!

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  6. Such a stunning quilt! Your hand applique' work and quilting is GORGEOUS!

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  7. Fabulous red and green quilt and aweswome quilting!

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  8. que gran trabajo, precioso!!!!
    saludos

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  9. It's really looking so good Karen! Even your imperfect stitches are wonderful.:)

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  10. A sensational quilt, love it.

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  11. Absolutely lovely quilting Karen, and what a beautiful quilt it is. Would love to know how the washing out of the blue pen goes. I am sooo nervous to use any blue pens as I have seen bad results. Please let us know.

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