Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Quilt for Jim

This is a very special quilt. The quilt shop owner made it for her husband. But before she gives it to him, she plans to display it in her vendor booth at the Back Country Quilt Guild Show in Ramona, CA. Last year the show had over 200 quilts. So I wanted it to be spectacular. I just got back from Innovations and wanted to try some of the new stuff on this quilt. I plan to put some Dawn Cavanaugh, Anne Bright and Sue Patten in this quilt. I sure hope that Martha doesn't mind all those women with Jim.
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Update: Monday 9 Oct
Well, the quilt is done. And I used Superior's King Tut cotton thread Sands of Time (#920) which is cream, tan and brown variegated on top and Superior SuperBoBs cream prewound bobbins. I downloaded an Anne Bright pattern for the outer vertical border from www.perfectborders.com. I stabilized the quilt using the Dawn Cavanaugh method because I knew I was going to have to remove the quilt before I finished it and I didn't want any puckers. The down side of stabilizing is it takes a while to remove all that basting after the quilt is done. The UP side is NO PUCKERS, woohoo.

This was my first quilt using the Circle Lord. I used the spiral template in the big blocks and in the 8-point stars.
I wanted to use the Aztec template on the stars but there was such a wad of fabric in the center of the stars. So I decided to spiral those stars, too. The quilt turned out great. I think that Jim (and Martha) will like the quilt.

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My life has changed in the last couple of years - some bumps, I retired from quilting, and then I moved to Texas. I'm anxious to see what new adventures await me in the next phase of my life.

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