Since I’ve been here!!! Yikes!! Onward…………. Festival of Quilts/Uffda Fest (Spring Grove, MN) happened last weekend. A town event that I have done a demo during the two day schedule for the last many years……..set up and ready…. The vintage piece I chose has a scalloped edging with beautiful flower appliques (in perfect condition right from the thrift shop!!!). I used a cotton/wool blend batting for this one and Aurifil thread (not used to the amount of lint created by cotton thread!). The stitching (micro-stippling) went, and is going, beautifully…….LUV MY JUKI!!!!……. One thing I did differently on this one is I did a bit of marking so that my design motifs would be more alike. I grabbed a couple of hand-quilting stencils and manipulated them a tad and then filled the outlines with feathers.. The center portion is stitched, now on to the borders……………………………………… The colors aren’t photographing very well today….it really is a beautiful delicate peachy pink with white flowers and leaves that are a dusty blue gray. Thread: (top) Aurifil, 50 wt (bobbin) Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly, 70wt. Batting: Hobbs Tuscany Collection Cotton/Wool Blend. The dimensions of the cloth are 33” square. The stitched swag border will be fun with “match-stick” stitching. Final edge will be the (manufacturer’s) scalloped edge. I promise I will show that process!
Summer has come to a screeching halt with plummeting temps and the possibility of snowflakes in the air and freeze warnings for everyone…ugh! But….we’re tough, right???!!!! Till next time…….stay warm with all those beautiful quilts………with hugs……….
I can’t believe you would take on such a delicate project at a public demonstration! I would need silence to concentrate, maybe work 10 minutes at a time, take a long break, take a long breath before returning to work. I know you are expert at this, but still! I am in awe of your skills.
Thank you so much! My only “problem” with this type of setting is that I get to chatting a tad much, sometimes. There’s always so much interest in (especially) the micro-stippling………and from guys!!!!! They are very surprised that the machine is a totally straight stitch one that does nothing else!! No stitch regulator or computor program.
Having ppl stand and watch really has gotten so much easier over the many years I’ve been doing this. I kinda get in “the zone” and go……..Thanks so much for popping by…hugs…..
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Beautiful quilting! I have never heard of this Uff Da fest you speak of…. maybe I’ll try and make it next year It would be fun to meet you in person 🙂
It would be wonderful to have a “meet-up”! Definitely next year!!!!
God has truly given you a beautiful talent and ability. Very beautiful and inspiring.
Your sweet comment touches my heart…….hugs…..
We have missed you and your beautiful quilts!!!! Gorgeous gorgeous:)❤️❤️
Awwwwww…….thank you so much! And your sweet comment means a lot to me…….hugs……..
The Uffda Fest! I must tell my mom about this as she frequents using the Uffda word! Lovely quilting as always!
Yah shut ya must tell her, don’tcha know!!!!!
Glad you are back, I was starting to wonder what was up. A beautiful piece there, and you have done a beautiful job on it!
So sorry to be so tardy/absent. Did y’all get that snow???
Six inches! It’s melting today, but the roofs are still pretty white.
Wow! We got enough to make the grass/trees very white but gone this morning, thankfully. Happy stitching!!!
Nice to hear from you! Gorgeous quilting. I love that piece. Hope all is going well.
All’s well just an incredibly busy time and it’s not quite done yet! I hope to do a lot better with the postings, though. Thnx so much for stopping by and I hope y’all have had a good summer 💜
Beautiful work! Beautiful quilt!
Thank you, Amy. The hours truly fly by!!!!! Hugs….