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Friday, October 29, 2010

Marianne's Quilt - Part 7- the Finished Quilt

Here we have Marianne's finished quilt.
It turned out beautifully and as I write this,
the quilt is winging its way to it's new home.
This first picture is the completed quilt.
(It is laying across my bed so you are also seeing my log cabin underneath.) 
the front and the back
close up of the long arm quilting work
here you can see the color of the thread
one of the corners, with the binding, another look at the quilting design.
Yes, this is the same corner, but I wanted you to see the pink thread.  
(Remember you can click on the pictures to enlarge them.)
quilt back
close up of the quilting from the back side
The label

again the whole quilt.

I hope you have enjoyed the journey of making this quilt for Marianne.
It has been fun sharing it with you all.
Please join me as I make my daughters quilt.

May God bless you richly.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Split Nine Patch Quilt

Split Nine Patch Quilt

I am starting a new quilt.....well really I started it some time ago
this quilt is for my daughter and her hubby.
I had Samantha pick a pattern for this quilt and the colors to be used
The name of the pattern is Split Nine Patch 
you can find this pattern at 
the Quilters Cashe   here
this site is full of wonderful blocks for your use.

The color way for this quilt is, greens and browns.

I will be going through the process of making the quilt 

To begin
The pattern and alot of notes
I numbered the different patches and then numbered the fabric

The fabric, as you can see I began cutting the patches
 Cutting and sewing patch #6

 100 of patch #6 sewn together and separated into stacks of 10 each
 Sewing the remaining 32 patches of  #6

 The Thread  this is the thread that I will use to do the quilting 
it is Master Piece by Alex Anderson, Superior Threads
color #133  Meadow
it is a #50 Extra long staple Egyptian Cotton
Ok, that is it for this first installment of the Split Nine Patch Quilt
I hope you will come back and follow the process

God Bless

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Marianne's Quilt - Part 7

Part 7

A peek at what is happening on the longarm
a couple of close ups

One of the corners, notice the leaf design in the dark blue outside border.
and an all over feather design for the center.
Ok, back to work on the long arm, we are getting there Marianne.  

May God bless your day.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Slippers for Christmas

Christmas projects are underway.
I decided to make slippers for all the grand kiddos this year.
I found several patterns I like and this is one that says comfy to me.

This first pair is for Codey who is our youngest.
Five more pairs to go.
If you like this pattern it is called 
from Keepsake Quilting

Monday, October 04, 2010

Marianne's Quilt - Part 6

Welcome to Part 6 of Mariann's quilt progress.
The quilt is on the longarm and quilting will start tomorrow morning
I tried to take a straight on picture, 
it is to close, so it looks like the quilt dips on the sides,
surprise, it doesn't.

As you look at this next picture you can see the bed of the longarm machine
I won't go through the steps of loading the quilt
each machine is different.
I will tell you that the backing is rolled onto the two rollers.
Then, I 'float' the batting and top.  Floating, just means
that the top and batting are not rolled onto rollers, but
layered on top of the backing and they just 'float' there.
Of course once I start sewing...er, quilting....the layers will then become one.
Here is the thread I will be using.
"So Fine", by Superior Threads
Rose Petal # 416
isn't it pretty, I fell in love with it right away.
So, tomorrow I will begin quilting and will take pictures so you can see that process.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

God's blessings to you and yours.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Marianne's Quilt - Part 5

Welcome to installment 5 of Mariann's quilt.
Now that we are past the confusing corner blocks 
and the large 18 inch blocks are constructed.
I wanted to look at a couple of details
Getting the corners of these blocks to line up was a challenge, it took some experimenting  to 
get it right and even when I found the 'trick' it did not always work out as it should.
I don't know if you can pick it out in this picture, above
to match the corner of the triangle and the rectangle (below)
you line up the raw edge of the triangle (lower seam in pic above) with the 
sewn edge of the rectangle (upper seam), then when you sew your 1/4 inch seam
it comes out right on (most of the time).
Clear as mud?????  
In the picture above you also see the 3 borders added to the quilt.
The aqua and dark blue borders are 2 inches each and the little flip border
is one inch, see how it flips up, I love using this kind of accent.
And here is the corner with all three borders.  Next comes the quilting.
I hope your enjoying the process of the quilt.

May God bless you richly.