Today Anita and I completed the quilt to be given as a wedding gift to Anita’s niece. She had the fabric in her stash. It was from a collection by Marti Michell and made of bright cheerful colors of purples, muted greens, yellow and red. Adorned with faux appliquéd flowers it was well suited for quilting.
We used two layers of batting. The interior designs, including the flowers, were outlined. Then the dark purple sections were then quilted with micro loops to help the outlined design elements pop. The borders were stitched in the ditch and the outer border was quilted with free motion flowers using variegated cotton thread.
Different thread color choices were used to make dramatic quilting effects on the back side of the quilt. Examples are displayed below.
We had such fun working on this quilt together. It was exciting watching it come together and we were so pleasantly surprised by the way the back of the quilt took shape as we went. Looking forward to our next project. Check out our website www.singingriverquilt.com.
2013 has brought a lot of snow and cold weather my way. I can not wait to see the trees start to bud and the daffodils poke out of the ground with signs of new life. Something about new beginnings just makes me happy!
Have an cheerful day! Be blessed.
To my pleasant surprise, the quilt that I pieced on my Baby Lock and quilted on our Gammill, received a 1st Place Ribbon in its category at the 2012 North Alabama Fair in Muscle Shoals. I am thrilled to be able to show it to you.
This log cabin quilt, done in pinks, blues and purples is a baby gift for my new granddaughter, Lillian, who was born June 4, 2012. The fabric was purchased during the April 2012 AQS Show in Paducah and quilted with threads from Superior Threads.
King Tut, Lava and So Fine brands in 4 shades were used to do the quilting. It was quilted In-The-Ditch first for stabilization and I purposely left the center area unquilted to cause it to poof out some. The light sides of the blocks were quilted using a pebbling technique. For the dark sides of the blocks I created what I call ”funky flower feathers” and they really turned out great! Both of those techniques were done with Lava thread. The borders were quilted in a medium-small meander with a varigated King Tut thread and finally, all four techniques were blended together on the back with So Fine. The color selected for the bobbin, allowed the quilting on the back to be almost invisible.
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Anita and Terri
Terri and I would like to share our quilting journey with you. I started piecing and quilting on my home machine in 1997. In late 2000 and early 2001, I started renting time on a longarm machine. I fell in love with the longarm and the ability to create the soul of the quilt. At that time there were very few instructors in this form of expression, especially in the area I lived.
I am documenting and exposing my growth in these still loved quilts from my early days of quilting! It is my hope to encourage you to press on and continue to learn this wonderful expression of color, design, and giving of yourself to others. Your quilts will be loved when made into a quilt. Step out and quilt that quilt top yourself or send to someone who will cherish your work, complete it by quilting it, and give you the joy of sharing your art with others.
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