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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Quilting on Bernina frame


This is my second try at this quilt, the first was AWFUL so i took it all out with seam ripper and re did  it trying to work in sections within the small amount of room to quilt each path across the quilt. My first try I did several freemotion designs that I enjoy but learned that the overall quilting wasnt the look I wanted for this batik quilt. So I did loopy flowers on the borders, e's and l's in the blue border and no navy thread across the inside gold border. I did have trouble sizing the designs within the blocks but that will come with practice. So far I have not trimmed so the mood may strike me to take all this out and start over again. Stay tuned for whatever update happens!!!

Whirlygig progress

Whirlygig circular border sections are done, all paper pieced there are 32 of these sections, I love the colors, they will be inset between the applique whirly center and the bumble bee background. This project has been a lot of fun. I learned paper piecing and needle turn applique techniques.
I have started the appliqued outer borders and enjoy the needle turn lots more than I expected! Thank you to Becky Goldsmith for broadening my quilting horizons.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

9 Whirlygigs whirling

Friday, August 5, 2011

Quilts on the Prairie





Posting some advertising photos of my quilts that will be fundraisers for my Guild. The Christmas quilt is for raffle. The Quilt Along that I did with Joanne of Thread Head blog and the red lilies hanging from the top of chuck box are for an auction! One of our members husband built the "Hoodlum Wagon". It is a smaller wagon to be pulled behind a Chuck Wagon to provide more places to cook. We had the privilege of a photo shoot out on the Prairie with Long Horn cattle and a mule named "Vonda". Several members attended the shoot, but I was not able to go.
Happy Quilting!
Colleen

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Progress on Whirlygig!

The needle turn applique has been so much fun! I never thought I would enjoy it so much. Now that i am back home I can do more paper piecing to complete these blocks. If you ever have a chance to take this class from Becky Goldsmith, Piece O Cake Designs, you will love learning from her, she is a great teacher!!!
Happy Quilting!
Colleen