Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Signature Quilt for LQS


Our local quilt shop (LQS) is called the CraZy 9 Patch. Her signature quilt is a stack and whack 9-patch with coordinating fabrics. The original quilt was done when the shop first opened in 2004. The longarm quilter on that one really wowed us rookies with her style. The quilt was, well, still is, beautiful. But after 4 years, the quilt shop owner wanted an update.
This one uses some wonderful woodsy colors, beiges, browns and dark browns. I chose Signture cotton Fawn thread because it has a red tinge to it similar to the red tones in the fabrics. I usually take my que for quilting from the fabrics themselves. But a stack and whack has so many different fabrics, it is hard to choose. They were very organic, lots of wispy leaves. Martha is the owner of the LQS, and her only guidance for quilting was “No circles”. Hmm, I wonder if she knew that I just got the newest Circle Lord template called the 7 Treasure of Buddha which is pretty much all circles. OK, I‘ll save those 7 Treasures for another quilt. So wispy leaves it is in the quilting. I used Signature cotton thread color Fawn top and bobbin. The batting is Quilter's Dream Puff.

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