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Sunday, May 22, 2011

All Done!

Emily's Brown Flower Quilt is all done. The quilt was made with a pattern in Malka Dubrawsky's book Fresh Quilting. Quilting the flowers went fairly quickly. Having the binding done before hand made finishing the quilt go smoothly. The only glitch came as I checked the quilt over I found two large t-pins inside the quilt. Since I do not use these normally and the only time I did was when it was laid out on the deck they have been floating around though the whole process. I had to make small holes in the backing to get them out, to cover the holes I appliqued a butterfly over them. I washed the quilt and it is ready for use.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Has this ever happened to you?

It hasn't been my luck before!  To finish sewing and have just the right amount of thread.  Maybe I should buy a lotto ticket.

Friday, May 20, 2011

First flower quilted

I was unsure how to quilt the flowers but decided to keep with geometric echoing and it works well. I have also changed to a yellow thread, it seems to work well with all the fabrics. The bottom is still brown,. So far my machine is okay with this, as the tension tends to pull the darker thread up to the top. Now just 20 or so more flowers to go. The end is on sight.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Progress Report Brown Flower Quilt

The quilting on this quilt has been going slow. There have been many reasons. My daughter's graduation from college was a happy distraction, and so is spring. They have been many gorgeous days around here when it is not raining. Not as fun, is my shoulder. I injured it in a fall about 5 weeks ago and have done something to the rotatory cuff. I am only supposed to work about 30 minutes at a time, but now can increase that some. It depends on where in the quilt I am. In the center it is harder to push the fabric around. On the edge there is hardly any tension. Most of the diamonds are done, and I am working on centers. The flower petals will be done with stippling to keep them smooth with the rest of the quilt. It is one of the largest quilts I have done.

Monday, May 2, 2011


This quilt has a lot of fabric to move under the sewing machine head. Progress is made in small increments, but it is happening.