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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Making Progress

I managed to quilt twice yesterday and today. That is not easy. I can only quilt for a while because the current project, although not the size of a full sized quilt, is pretty big compared to what I've quilted before. And tugging it around makes my arms hurt. But I'm so happy with how it is turning out.

There are 5 blocks. The photo shows two unquilted blocks and one that is quilted. I'm more than half way through the center section. I like how it is coming out.


This closeup of two of the quilted blocks shows how it will look when it is finished. I like the leaves in the borders a lot. Not as happy with the loop 'd loop around the stars in the block. I won't do that again. But it does what I hoped it would do. It puts the piecework in focus.

This is the current practice square. I like how it looks. I might make myself a new mug rug out of it. The part that is already quilted is the right size for something like that.



8 comments:

  1. Your FMQ looks fabulous. Love the blue/purple and white, very striking.

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  2. It looks great, fab quilting

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  3. Beautiful colours and your quilting fits it just nicely, leaving the star the main attraction

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  4. What pretty fabrics and lovely quilting! Bravo!

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  5. Lovely quilt. I have that lilac fabric and love it!

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  6. Love the quilt. I do like those leaves, but I think the loop-d-loop is unique and I like it.
    Brenda

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  7. Thank you all. The loop 'd loop isn't unique. There is a quilting teacher who teaches it as an easy version of something like stippling. I don't actually like stippling, so that is what I decided to do. Probably won't do it again, but it did do what I wanted, which was push the pieced flower/star to the front.

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  8. Your bed scarf is lovely, and the quilting looks great! I have been practicing Leah's designs for two years and have tons of test squares! I am thinking of a way to put them together in a clever fashion, perhaps asymmetrically, with large sashing, creating negative space. Mine are mostly muslin and not all are worth using!

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