For documentation…….

Yesterday, I finally finished the binding on the lattice quilt. Done! Yay! Loved doing it! Already thinking of another similar project…hmmmm..….



Am so totally “blown away” by the texture and see so many other design possibilities/applications. Have not ‘signed’ it, as yet, cuz I think it will be reversible. So will probably do a free-hand machine sewn script signature on one of the borders. I’m thinkin’ tablecloth, even though there was much negative feedback at quilt group when this was mentioned!!! I figured since it looked pretty good on both sides and since it washed up so beautifully (when I did the needed wash/dry to remove the blue markings) that such a usage would be pretty safe!?! Will have to watch it with the inevitable chili and pizza suppers!  On to the sewing machine to start the quilting on DH’s cousin’s creation. Stay tuned……….

About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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20 Responses to For documentation…….

  1. Jen says:

    It turned out just terrific. What an undertaking. I was telling my husband about it last night and how impressive it is. You did a great job.

    • treadlemusic says:

      Thank you so much;-D My hubby took one look at it and thought I was definitely “certifiable”. When I started it he just could not figure out what the finished quilt would look like…….he really likes it!

  2. Karen says:

    Doreen – I am in awe – oh my my ! This is truley a work of art — you did a fantastic job on the quilting and are an inspiration !! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting — It was meant to be so I could see your beautiful work ; )

    Tablecloth – you have my vote !
    Take care,

  3. candy says:

    I think it would be a beautiful tablecloth! Don’t know if I’d leave it on the table for chili, though! 🙂 You’ve really embraced the microstippling. I think you’ve found a “niche”! BTW…love the border on this quilt.

    • treadlemusic says:

      Do you find borders to be a challenge? I never know how to ‘fill’ the space in an interesting manor. Seem to fall back on a couple of patterns, like vine/leaf, that I have done for years. This one started with the ‘ribbon’ stencil I had purchased years ago…..I just added free-hand feather plumes (to challenge myself!). In this case the waviness of the outer edges needed to be ‘pulled in’ by some significant quilting. Am amazed at how flat it lays w/o blocking!! And the whole quilt is soft—not stiff (like I feared!). Happy Monday to you!!! Hugs, Doreen

      • candy says:

        Yeah…I find them challenging. I hate to just add a width of fabric to “frame” the quilt. I need to train myself to think pieced borders. I think I’m pretty good at the technical part of quilting. I need to learn to think outside the box…or at least outside my comfort zone…when it comes to finishing. Sometimes I feel my quilts are a little boring. That’s why I’m pushing myself to learn free form feathers. Cuz I hate marking quilts! My plan to play with feathers went awry this weekend! I forgot I had my photography class today. So I had to take some photos and edit some others. While I enjoy that immensely, I could see my lonely sewing machine out of the corner of my eye. Hopefully….tomorrow!

  4. witchylin says:

    Doreen, the quilt is truly beautiful. Yes do use it. My Grandmother used to put things away for special occasions, but those special occasions never arrived. Her children found loads of handmade treasures still in wrappings in a case in her bedroom. Quilts were meant to be used and loved so please do that with yours.

    • treadlemusic says:

      I think that must have been the “conventional wisdom” of that day cuz I have received so many comments that reported similar memories. “Saving for special occasions” must be something we are all prone to do about a thing or two but, then, that day never seems to come!!! Have a great day, Lin, hugs, Doreen

  5. karen says:

    I use quilts as table cloths and just remove them when eating at the table and put out placemats instead – keeps the quilt clean and decorative when table is not in use – your quilt turned out beautiful!!

    • treadlemusic says:

      Thank you. Since there is really only the 2 of us, removing/moving the quilt to the opposite end of the table is what I will do. Generally, we use placemats, too, so the ‘problems’ are minimal. Taking today off…NASCAR in my future!!!! Hugs, Doreen

  6. You’ve done a fabulous job!! I agree with you too. Use it as a table centrepiece. You could always put it to one side while the food is on the table and stand back and admire it the rest of the time 🙂
    Avis x

  7. Sybil says:

    It turned out just beautifully! And I’m with you……use it as a tablecloth. Enjoy it daily.

    I think our treasures need to be used and loved rather than tucked away for special occasions. My ex-mother-in-law used to put all the pretties in her cedar chest for safe keeping. They never did see the light of day and now they’ve all been dispersed as she’s in a home.

    Are you heading to the hills next month for the quilt show?

    • treadlemusic says:

      I appreciate your confirming opinion!! I have received many “treasures” that were, also, put in a cedar chest by the previous owner and I really don’t want to perpetuate that for my quilted items. Which quilt show is that ??????!!!!! We are headed there in June, though!!!

  8. Jeanne says:

    It is absolutely gorgeous!!! What a wonderful quilt you have made – great job! -Jeanne

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