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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Easter & St. Patrick's Day Projects

I'm getting readyfor the wholecloth quilting project and preparing my fabric. 

Over the past week, I completed my "Love in Bloom" quilt and I've been working on Easter and St. Patrick's day projects.  The new sewing machine has added ease of sewing and expanded my creativity repertoire.

Love in Bloom - after binding & washing
FMQ Hearts & Echoes after washing
My favorite blocks on the quilt
Stippling!!

New Table Runner for my Daughter
"Egg Create" background
Handwork on the Border
Exchange Blocks for quilter's guild next week
Another Easter Table Runner

Using the Scalloped Background again....

and some FMQ Bunnies on this border
All in all, it was a productive week.  The new project is FMQ for "Next Generation" quilt, which I've decided to do in geometric shapes.
Next Generation Quilt Top
and of course, anxiously awaiting the whole cloth quilt project.

15 comments:

  1. FABULOUS quilting! Your work is just awesome.

    P.S. Not sure if you are know that you are a "no-reply" blogger, i.e. when you leave comments on someone's blog they can't respond back to you with an email because it says no-reply blogger. If you would like to fix that here is a website that shows you how. (because I would love to respond to your kind comments on my blog). http://www.sweetsimplicityblog.com/2009/08/noreplyblogger.html

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    1. It's fixed now! Sorry, Pat - it gets a little confusing between the google interface and the blogger dashboard .

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  2. ALL of your quilts are lovely! I especially like the first one!!! isn't a new machine great? I just got one to and my FMQ is going so much more smoothly!!

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    1. I thought the new machine would make a difference, but it's truly made a world of difference, Dani.

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  3. Wow! looks like you have been really busy. Love all your quilts.
    The next generation quilt top looks awesome. Have you decided on the FMQ for that quilt?

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    1. I was thinking of using circuit board FMQ and breaking the quilt down into the original 20 square blocks. Then using something funky and different on the borders - like triangles w/echoes. What would you use, Malini?

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  4. Those are adorable, good work! Love the bunny appliqué and bunny FMQ design.

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  5. Great to see your progress with FMQing! Glad you linked to Leah's site!

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  6. That's strange - I left a comment yesterday and it's not here! I'll try again. I'm SO impressed with all you've been doing - some wonderful work here. You keep the quilting design so even - wonderful. I'm feeling nervous about the wholecloth quilt too!
    Thanks for your comment re my baby quilt fabric: I'm hoping to find a way around the not-quite-square problem - people have given me some good ideas.

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    1. I could have inadvertently deleted it, Anne - I was on the dashboard resetting attributes on my account! So Sorry -

      Be sure to let me know how you work with the squaring up problem - I have a fabric with a similar issue and I want to know how you resolve it!

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  7. I love the heart quilting and the eggshell quilting. The little bunny table runner for your daughter is too cute. If she doesn't want it, I'll send you my address! :-)

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    1. LOL! I sent her a bling-bling table runner for Valentine's Day and she took a photo and published it on Facebook!

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  8. Oh my goodness - you're top stitching is fabulous and all of your projects are so beautiful! They make me happy just seeing the joy of Springtime and Easter in them.

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  9. Wow! I love all your projects! I am here from your link at Leah's. Isn't she great! For the first time I'm able to understand about FMQ. She breaks it down so well.
    By the way, is there a pattern for the heart quilt and the first bunny table runner?

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    1. Hi Brenda - the quilt is Henry Glass's "Love in Bloom", which I found free on the internet. The large table runner is "Easter Bunny Runner" from Jennifer Bosworth @ shabbyfabrics.com. This is no longer listed on her site, so maybe just google and see if you can find it.

      Leah Day is a fantastic teacher. I really enjoy her projects.

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