“I Love Lucy”, continued………………

A client’s quilt destined as a retirement gift (I believe). The motif could only be ‘hearts’ (see here). Stitching on a HQ Sweet Sixteen has some similarities to other, smaller,DSM machines and that is ending up with even stitching density when completed. Some designs are a tad easier to achieve the desired evenness than others. A more ‘open’ design is actually more difficult than a super dense one, in that with the more densely stitched motifs, I know that every inch of the quilt top will need to be covered but with the more ‘open’ quilting, the spaces between the stitching lines need to be closely the same to have a pleasant visual appeal and so that it will end up well after washing gives it the crinkly coziness we all love. 011

This is a photo of the completed quilt. The “Lucy” fabric was found on line and was VERY pricey!!!!!! So, in order not to waste a smidge, my client merely split the yardage on the lengthwise fold and filled in with a black tone-on-tone fabric and heart blocks. Here’s a better close-up that will give you a clearer view of the finish. It really is quite attractive and will thrill the recipient who has a “thing” for anything ‘I Love Lucy’.012013014016    And the backing……….015

Thread: Aurifil (top), Connecting Threads Essential Pro Poly (70 wt), bobbin.


About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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9 Responses to “I Love Lucy”, continued………………

  1. Beth Ann says:

    What a cute quilt and what an amazing gift that will make for the Lucy lover. As always I am amazed at your ability to find the perfect way to finish each and every one. What a gift.

  2. witchylin says:

    It looks great. The recipient will be so happy with it. What a great idea to save on the Lucy fabric. Everything goes so well together.

    • treadlemusic says:

      The photo doesn’t come close to doing it justice…..it really is a most attractive quilt! (the “Lucy” fabric, I believe, was $36/yard!!!!!!! Copyright/royalties really are controlled on that one!!!!!!

  3. You are going to make one I Love Lucy fan ecstatic. The hearts are perfect.

    • treadlemusic says:

      The client picked it up today and commented that it was better than she imagined it would be. Always sweet words to hear!!!! (As are yours!!!) Hugs…….

  4. Thread crazy says:

    That quilt brings back a lot of memories…I always got to watch I Love Lucy show! She was one funny lady; your client is going to be so HAPPY with the way you quilted the top. Beautiful hearts – my hat’s off to you on this finish! Hugs your way and Happy Mother’s Day early!!

    • treadlemusic says:

      And the same to you!!!! The quilt turned out better than the client hoped….always a good thing!!!! Hope the wild weather isn’t hitting in your neck of the woods!!!!!

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