Purple & Beige Quilt for VQC

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Purple & Beige Quilt for VQC

New postby HeyJudee on Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:21 am

Well I'm really late in posting this finish. The fabrics came in a kit that I was given to sew up. But I didn't have enough of the purple and black fabric to do the entire quilt. So I added a second purple and black fabric from my stash....yeah, I used up some stash... :applause:

I made the quilt top back in the beginning of June and actually finished quilting it the end of August. But I was too rushed to take a pic when it was finished so it has sat here on a chair until I finally got around to taking out the camera. And then while I was taking the pics, I discovered that I had missed quilting around one centre square. So after the pics were taken, had to go back and quilt that one square that I missed. But all is good now...the quilt is done and just needs to be washed before I take it in to our VQC meeting which I think is Sept. 17th. I really need to get my quilting mojo back big time...hoping that the startup of our guild and VQC meetings will help me with that.

Anyways, here are the pics I took...before it was really finished...LOL
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You can see the square I missed quilting on the left side
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And a closeup of the quilting
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Re: Purple & Beige Quilt for VQC

New postby bridesmom on Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:18 pm

I quite like that boxy quilting style Judy! It looks great. I have a hard time doing the straight lines, they always want to curve on me!
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Re: Purple & Beige Quilt for VQC

New postby Bama on Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:24 pm

Very pretty Judy! :applause: :applause:
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Re: Purple & Beige Quilt for VQC

New postby sewingmom on Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:48 am

When are you going to start offering quilting classes and retreats? Imho the work on your quilts is superb. :dance: And how do you ladies that produce so much sewing, manage your time so the family, housework., errands., yardwork., church and fulltime jobs., all are kept in a reasonable condition?????
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Re: Purple & Beige Quilt for VQC

New postby HeyJudee on Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:06 am

sewingmom wrote:And how do you ladies that produce so much sewing, manage your time so the family, housework., errands., yardwork., church and fulltime jobs., all are kept in a reasonable condition?????

Well...you haven't seen my house have you... ;) I'm retired & live by myself so no one has to worry about the condition except me. :roll: But I must admit that I haven't been doing very much sewing lately...or housework either. Reading and computer and family issues have been keeping me busy lately. Hoping that I will get more quilting done now that the fall is here.
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Re: Purple & Beige Quilt for VQC

New postby Magot on Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:56 am

Nice work Judy - I like the boxy spiral quilting in the border - though if it was me I would eyeball it and end up with half a boxy bit to put in the turning space. Did you mark and measure them or are you that good?!
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Re: Purple & Beige Quilt for VQC

New postby LeapFrog Libby on Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:05 pm

I, too am admiring that Greek Key design around the quilt. I could try for 100 years and not get that good.. It is beautiful..
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Re: Purple & Beige Quilt for VQC

New postby vickki on Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:56 pm

Well now I could try one like that thanks for posting,it's beautiful....
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Re: Purple & Beige Quilt for VQC

New postby pinecone on Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:04 pm

Thanks for posting the picture. Love the quilting, it gives it a nice personality. I need to stretch my imagination and do something different other than SITD or meander..... :think:

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Re: Purple & Beige Quilt for VQC

New postby HeyJudee on Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:35 am

Magot wrote:...I like the boxy spiral quilting in the border - though if it was me I would eyeball it and end up with half a boxy bit to put in the turning space. Did you mark and measure them or are you that good?!

Well, I tried to eyeball most of the designs...although I used my hand to give myself a guide to try to maintain a standard size - I'd see where my hand lined up with a part of the pattern and aim to stop there. Other times I use a piece of painter's tape that I keep moving as I quilt. And sometimes I use markers to mark dots as guidelines. You will see from these closeups that my lines are not perfect but since everything is not perfect it still looks good.

Here's a pic with my hand to show how I used it as a guile. And I can't take the credit for this design. It's called "Chain Squares" that I learned from Angela Walters book (http://www.amazon.ca/Free-Motion-Quilting-Angela-Walters-Designs/dp/160705535X) which I purchased back in July. And I follow her blog too...http://www.quiltingismytherapy.com/my-blog/...she's into quilting modern quilts and I love looking at her work.
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And for this design which is basically my own idea...I started at a midpoint of the square and quilted around the outside of the square. I eyeballed the midpoint of each side of the square and did a straight line from midpoint to midpoint. Then I did a curly brackets around from midpoint to midpoint...the curly bracket was an idea from Angela's book but not in this type of design. Then I thought the centre was kind of empty so I did a curved line to the centre, then curved out to the next midpoint and continued like this around the square. Then my design was done. No marking at all.
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And for quilting the straight lines in the block I did use a marker. I didn't take the pic of the block from the way I quilted it. You have to imagine that the right side was at the top. See the space is not perfectly divided either.
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First I started at the midpoint of the top (where you see the red arrow) and quilted all around the edge of the square until I got back to where I started. Then I quilted a straight line down the centre of the block. I took a marker and eyeballing where I would get 6 even strips, I made small marks along the centre straight line to give me a guide where to make the six lines. Then I quilted the 6 lines, etc. Just follow the arrows I have added to the pic to show how I quilted the lines.
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