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Oh my gosh! It is September already! This summer has FLOWN by! I have been busy and I finally have some time to add to my blog.

I have been working hard all summer – I was gone for nearly a month traveling on the East Coast and the Midwest, teaching longarm quilting classes and also visiting with family. Then, when I returned home, it took me nearly four weeks to catch up with all the work and “stuff” that piled up while I was gone! Finally, I think I can breathe now, and add photos to my blog.

I just finished working on quilts pieced by Martha D, who is 91 years young! She does wonderful work and I have enjoyed quilting for her. She dropped off three quilts, which she machine embroidered.

The first quilt is embroidered Cardinals with some of the nicest Cardinal fabric I have seen in a long time.

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The quilt is 53 x 44 inches. It is wider because it was made to go across the back of a couch.


Here is a closer view of the embroidery and the quilting. I quilted Feather Plumes in the cornerstones and the “solid” red blocks.


She even pieced blocks for the back. This was way too much fun to quilt!

The next quilt Martha did was this Americana Quilt with embroidered eagles.


This quilt is 47 x 72 and is a traditional block pattern I used a combination of “Fireworks” , continuous curves, feathers in the sashings and echo quilting around the eagles.


Here is a closer look at the piecing and embroidery. The back is a busy print and you can’t see any of the quilting.

The last quilt Martha brought was this beautiful Purple Roses embroidered quit. Again, I had way too much fun quilting this quilt!


The quilt is 51 x 51 inches. I quilted my free hand feathers and swirls with silver, high sheen polyester thread in the background. I LOVE the texture – expand the photo to see the detail.


Here is a closer view. And look at the quilting behind the roses in the light blocks. I used white, high sheen poly thread for the quilting in these blocks.


A lot of the time people will just stipple behind an applique. This time, I used feathers as the background quilting! The photo is a little dark – I turned off the overhead lights and did not use a flash. The texture of the quilting shows up better this way.


Here is a photo of one more of the embroidered blocks. I love the way this looks!

I used Soft & Bright batting on all these quilts and cotton threads on the first two quilts.

I hope Martha continues quilting, because I want to continue to work with her in the future!

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This quilt was SO much fun to quilt!! It was perfectly pieced and it screamed “FEATHERS”  to me the first time I saw it! This quilt was pieced and quilted for the Wild Rose Quilt Shop in Orting, WA. The Wild Rose is a fabulous quilt shop and it is worth visiting if you are ever in the Seattle/Tacoma area.  Please visit the Wild Rose website at www.thewildrosequiltshop.com

Last year, the Wild Rose was one of the quilt shops highlighted in the Quilt Sampler magazine. The original of this quilt was made to commemorate this event. This quilt was made (with a few changes from the original) and kits of it will be for sale soon.

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The quilt is large, about 93 x 93 inches. I like to hang the quilts on my clothsline and take photos, but the weather has been so wet and nasty lately. The bottom of the quilt would have had to drag on the ground and I didn’t want to get this fabulous quilt dirty. So, when I delivered it to the quilt shop, some of the ladies there held the quilt so that I could take photos.

You can’t see it, but in the red, diagonal “bars” I quilted a double cable design.

I loved the open spaces on this quilt and I quilted my “Traveling Feathers” free hand design in the corners. I love the texture that this pattern makes! The border is quilted with a simple “straight” edge feather.

The large, blue, half square triangles were free hand quilted with a split feather design and the light triangles were quilted with ribbon stipple.

It may be hard to see, but in the large square above the star, I quilted more split feathers. Also, in the light-colored small squares, there are small feather plumes. The blue squares are quilted with Continuous Curves.

Here is a larger view of the middle of the quilt. There is a LOT of quilting in this quilt, but I enjoyed every minute of the quilting and it looks great!

The quilt is to be hung in the Wild Rose Quilt Shop and when it is bound and hanging, I’ll take more photos!

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