Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Boys and Girls Club Auction 2009

Another Sampler...

This one is a kingsize, lots of Fairy Frost. It is philanthropy for a Boys and Girls Club raffle coming up. My friend Debbie pieced it. Meticulous work is her norm.

I quilted it custom with continuous curves, pumpkin seeds, cross-hatching, alternating hashmarks, applique outlining and lots of stitch-in-the-ditch. The quilt top and back sitting unquilted in a paper bag was already heavy. We decided to use Quilter's Dream Poly batting. It gives great quilt definition and is not as heavy as cotton. I used Signature Cotton white thread top and bobbin.

I tried a new sashing stitch on it. It is very similar to a Deloa Jones sashing that I learned at MQS 2008. But that sashing requires a long pass over the stitched sashing amd I don't always slow down enough to miss cropping the top of the sashing. So this one works better for me.

The borders stacked outside the sashing was a challenge. I had just watched a Deb Levy video on Machine Quilter's Resource that demonstrated dividing borders. These borders were not wide. In fact, that was part of the problem. The inner border was 3 inches and the outer border was about 4 inches. It would have been a different border treatment if the outer border was 5 or 6 inches. I ran a double-spine and one-sided feathers facing into the quilt on the inside of the border treatment. I did piano keys on the outside part of the border treatment. I was pleased with the result. I hope it makes them tons of $$.


Deb Sews Quilts said...

This quilt is absolutely beautiful! They should sell tons of tickets!!!! Your work is phenomenal.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

It's beautiful! Hearts are my favorite motif.

Angie said...

That is beaufiful Linda! Hope they raise a lot of money with this one. Your quilting is fabulous! I sure enjoy reading your blog and seeing all the pictures.

Mary Beth said...

Beautiful quilting, my friend. Love it. Deb Sews Quilts is right..."They should sell tons of tickets!!"

Patty E said...

Wow, great job by both of you. Makes me want to reach out and "pet" it (grin)

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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