Saturday, March 16, 2013

Happy International Quilters Day!

I hope you're having a great quilting day.  Since the rain is pouring down here, there's no earthly reason to go outside (unless of course my wonderful mail lady delivers a package up the hill to our door).  So, it's a guilt-free quilting day, all day long, since there's crockpot chili leftovers for dinner!

Here's what I've been working on today - the free motion quilting of the first couple of blocks on the Tropical Sunrise quilt.
Finally getting the hang of quilting this motif after numerous drawing and practice attempts.  I'm absolutely loving the way this Aurifil variegated thread is picking up the hues of the surrounding batiks and warming up the black areas!  I'm using color 4150 in the 50/2 weight for the quilt top and color 2370 for the back which blends in perfectly with the more neutral gray-green and brown batik of my backing fabric.  Another photo in slightly different lighting:
This quilt is going to take awhile to complete the FMQ, good thing it has so many luscious colors to look at the entire time!  Better yet, I think there are enough leftover pieces to make another smaller lap or twin size quilt for me!

Back to the machine for another round.  Tonight will be hand quilting time on the Biblical Blocks quilt while we watch another old movie.  Last night was Fried Green Tomatoes - one of my favorites.  Hope you're having a lovely colorful quilty kind of day!

10 comments:

  1. That's a stunning quilt. I can't wait to see it finished!

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  2. Beautiful quilt, and quilting!
    I had to laugh about your comment about watching "another old movie" after referencing Fried Green Tomatoes. At my house "old movie" refers to things made between 1930 and 1950. : )

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  3. This looks wonderful! Your quilting is awesome! Your practice has paid off! ~Jeanne

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  4. Wonderful quilting--and it is fun to use variegated thread and have lots of wonderful colors to look at!

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  5. I love your quilting!!! Beautiful and perfect for that quilt!!! Happy Quilting!!! Martha

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  6. I love the way it looks on the black! Lovely quilting.

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  7. Your quilting on this is beautiful. I spent International Quilting Day in the country with the kids. We had beautiful weather and were out and about all day...so no sewing this last weekend for me, but it was great fun.

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  8. Wow - your quilting is gorgeous!!!! Great job - it is going to be well worth it :*)

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  9. Your quilting is AWESOME! really beautiful quilt!

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