Note: my “quilt holder” is off having breakfast with friends, so I’m left with ‘making do’!!!!!
It was a super fun quilt to do. The pattern is a ‘Take 5’ entitled “Teacher’s Pet” (#200). It finished 64”x76” and went together perfectly (scant 1/4” seams taken throughout). 5/8 yd each of 5 fabrics plus 2 borders. Most of the fabrics used were Connecting Threads, as was the bobbin thread (Essential Pro poly) and the batting was ordered through them, also. I seem to always use Hobbs Premium 80/20 (cotton/poly). The loft is nice, it quilts easily and washes/dries beautifully to a crinkly cozy softness. The top thread was Rheingold poly, 40 wt, in a copper.
Here are some photos of the backing (from my stash):
The color in the photo immediately below is a tad more accurate. I did a funky feather swirl in the main part, figure ‘8’s in the narrow border and a swirled flower with leaves in the outer border. All are FMQ with no prior marking.
Click on any photo to enlarge it. Now, what is next on my quilting agenda???? I do hear a bit of whimpering near my machine where a cute (quilt) sandwich awaits…………
Til next time………………………………
Beautiful quilting, so inspiring. I have a S16 but I need some new ideas.
I’m always on the prowl for new stitch ideas. I’m doing a feather variation on the carnation quilt border. I’ll be doing a post next week. Thanks for dropping by!!!!! Please, come again!!!! Hugs………..Doreen
Beautiful! Love it!
What machine do you use for quilting? I’m looking to get a larger machine for quilting…so am interested to know what yours is?
I use a HQ Sweet Sixteen and absolutely LOVE IT!!!! I am a “move the fabric” kind of gal (apart from a space consideration—-I wouldn’t have a frame model even if I had the space!!). On my blog, if you ‘search’ for Sweet 16 or Ms. Sweetie, you will see some of the posts I’ve done. I got the machine Nov. of 2012 and have been doing quilting-for-hire since late last Fall. Any questions, just give a ‘holler’!!!! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you come again!! Hugs……………….Doreen
Oh I so adore you quilting! Can’t wait until my big wips are finished and I can start a new project…. With some flower swirls, just like yours!!!
Keep running them through your mind and they will just “flow” through to those tops!!!!! You are one talented gal!!!! Can’t wait to see your future finishes!!!!!! Hugs………….
I absolutely love it!!!
I’ve loved the one you did and just knew I had to make at least one. More (similar) fabric awaits!!!!!
A real Gypsy quilt. The colours are wonderful together. Your FMQ designs are perfect for it. I especially like the FMQ on the outside borders.
I use Hobbs batting and find it so easy to sew on the machine. It does wash up well too.
I think that’s why I continue to use that batting in everything. Once washed, the quilt truly has that “heirloom” look and feel we all love and strive for.
Your quilting is just amazing, love those feathers!
Also love the colorful quilt!
Aren’t those colors the best???!!!! It’s so hard to find prints like that sometimes. It took several months and several quilt shops to amass that collection (the lime green was lurking in my stash with the backing fabric!!!).
Beautiful finds! I have seen my daughter pick up some FQs in these colors, some of them had cats in them. She is collector like me, more buying and less making ;)…lol
I did that for so many years…….and now I’m digging in!!!!!!
Beautiful quilting. love the motif! Wish I could do something bigger like that on my home machine!
You can!!!!! I used to!!! I think that the largest I did on my DSM was about this size and a gal friend of mine did one just under 100″ on her standard (not a wide harp space) sewing machine. It’s a lot of tugging and maneuvering but it can be done. It will build muscles….for sure!!!!!
love it.. such a happy quilt and fantastic quilting design choice… and of course wonderful work of yours…
It’s fabulous! Love the design, feathers,flowers, what’s not to love? And so cheerful!
Sunny, happy, cheerful, warm(!)…….all that I had hoped for…….and needed on these lingering winter snow days!!!!!
The colors are magnificent, but that quilting is really amazing. I love the design!
I so appreciate your encouragement!!!! This design is quite versatile, I think, and could lend itself to many variations. It gives a very nice over-all texture when completed. So happy you stopped by!!!!! Hugs……………
No questions it is a beauty. Blessings Always, Mtetar
And to you, also;-)
It’s beautiful. I hope you had fun quilting it, and I’m guessing now that might have contributed to your bleary eyes the other night. Enjoy your day.
Never thought about that, but I think you are so right!!!! LOL!!!
Love love love the funky feather swirl.
It really was a fun one to do and gives a nice all-over texture. Getting the overall stitching evenly placed is a great challenge but I’m getting better at it!!!!! Good to ‘see’ you!!! Hugs…………………
so I guess you like Connecting Thread products 🙂 I like the thread but I have not used a lot of their fabric – some seems ok and some I don’t care for as much. I have not ordered their batting but might try some soon – I like the quilters dream for hand quilting but with the machine I might try theirs.
Quilters’ Dream is awesome!!!!! The Hobbs 80/20 is excellent for machine quilting (haven’t done any hand quilting). CT fabrics come from a variety of sources (even within a line!) so I’ve noticed some inconsistencies of late. Not a good thing to be sure! I have had no problems with the older lines and check the clearance fabrics often……. I really like the poly thread for machine quilting—–very little lint (I use it primarily in the bobbins). The cotton thread works well for the top (I do have to watch for lint build-up) but I’ve found that rayon, poly and metallics have a bit more of the shine I prefer. Isacord thread is nice but I look at all brands. I am vigilant about quality consistency these days as I’ve run into shoddy merchandise in the most unlikely places with the prices as high as everywhere else.
Your word choice of “gypsy” seems so fitting. My grandma once told me a story about gypsies down by the river… That’s all I remember.
I grew up with ‘warnings’ from my mom as to such people who would camp by the railroad tracks near our home and would kidnap young children. I guess some of what she said was actually true!!!!! Didn’t keep us kids from playing in the woods near the tracks, though!!!!!!
The colors are gorgeous with what appears to be a ray of sunshine! Love your FMQ!
I am holding to the “sunshine” thought……especially tomorrow………….Hugs to you………………….
It looks great. I love all the bright color.
Me too! Really a shift from my normal pastels or Civil War shades. The next is back to a more “normal” palette for me………………..