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I have two quilts to show to you today. A Log Cabin Quilt and a Sampler Quilt and both of them are gorgeous!

Log Cabin Quilt

This Log Cabin Quilt, 82 x 101 inches,  was pieced by Chris W and she does an amazing job with her piecing! The colors are very calming and look great together.

Here is a full-ish view of the quilt

I quilted my curved feathers in the light fabrics and wavy lines in the darker fabric. I LOVE the texture that these quilting designs make when used togehter.  Make sure you click on the photo for a larger, more detailed view.

Here is a closer view of the quilting in the body of the quilt. I have quilted several Log Cabin quilts this way and I have details of the quilting in a blog post from a few years ago which you can read by Clicking Here

The batting is Soft & Bright poly batting from The Warm Company and the thread is a combination of Signature 100% cotton thread and Madeira high sheen poly thread.

In the border, which was wide (I love wide borders) I quilted my Feathered Baptist Fan pattern. The “half” feathered wreath is the middle of the border and the other feathered wreaths “meet” at the middle wreath. (I quilted the Feathered Baptist Fan border using the Longarm University Feather Guides. For info about them Click Here) Sounding like a broken record, I LOVE the texture in this border design! The first inner border has a “football feather” design.

Sampler Quilt

This quilt was pieced by Trish S and she did a wonderful piecing job and I love how all the different fabrics work togehter! This is a GREAT quilt.

When quilting a Sampler Quilt, I like to quilt something different in each block, depending on how the block is pieced. In this quilt I used a LOT of different thread colors and matched the thread color to the fabric color.

This Sampler Quilt is huge at 91 x 108 inches. There is a LOT of quilting in this quilt, but it was worth it!

Here is an almost full view of the quilt. I have it hanging outside on my clothesline – Click on any photo for a larger view

Here is some more of the quilt

I quilted a partial “football feather” in the outer border, continuous curves and spikes in the 9 patch and another football feather in the inner border.

Here is the corner of the outer border

The batting is Warm & Natural cotton batting. Here are some of the individual blocks and I hope you can see the quilting in them.

Please click on the photos to see the detail in the quilting.

Both of these quilts were FUN to work on. When I have great quilts to work with, the quilting is (almost) easy!

 

 

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I have been busy, busy, busy the last few weeks, working hard at the quilting machine!

There are two new customer quilts that I finished and want to show to everyone. The piecing was great on both quilts and I had a ton of fun quilting them.

There are many quilting “things” that I do. One of them is being a contributor to the “Fresh Ideas” column in the On Track magazine. OnTrack magazine is produced by the International Machine Quilting Association (IMQA). In this column, a drawing of a pieced quilt top is sent to me and two other contributors, who then “quilt” it as if it were our own, or a customer’s quilt. In the last issue, the quilt top pattern that was sent was a Log Cabin quilt. One of the quilting options I submitted was the design below.

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I know that his may look like a very un-assuming design, but, when it is quilted it is spectacular!

Then, a few weeks later Shari R, brought a beautiful, King Size, 106 x 106 inch Log Cabin quilt to be quilted. I KNEW exactly what to quilt on it! The same design as above! And here are the results – Click on any photo for a larger view.

This is four Log Cabin blocks with the light part of the cabin in the middle. I used Signature 100% cotton, Camel in the light areas and Walnut in the dark areas. The batting is Soft & Bright by Warm Company.

This is an (almost) full view of the quilt. There are 9 “medallions”, made from four Log Cabin blocks. The quilt is too big for my clothsline, so I folded 1/3 of the quilt to the back. I love the fabric that were used in this quilt!

Here is a photo of the medallion and the border and corner. The border was made using the Longarm University, Triple Cable Template set and the corner was made using the Longarm U, 6 inch Circle Feather Guide.  I LOVE the way the cable and feather border, and so did my customer!

A few weeks later, Cynthia H. brought a quilt that was made using a Fat Quarter collection. (I don’t know if there is a specific name to this quilt.)  I quilted Free Hand Feathers & Swirls as an all over, edge to edge pattern. I love the texture that this quilting design makes. Click on any photo for a larger view.

This quilt measures 58 x 70 inches. This photo is not the best. I took the photo early in the morning and there is too much sunshine. (Is it possible that there is TOO much sunshine in Seattle!)

Here is a close up of the piecing and quilting on this quilt. I used Signature 100% cotton thread, Praline Pink and the batting is Warm & Natural.

Here is a closer look at the quilting. I love the texture and the swirls give a lot of “movement” to the quilting.

I had a lot of fun quilting both of these quilts and both of my customers LOVED the finished quilts! And through all of this, there was a lot of sunshine in Seattle!!

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