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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Quilting the houses....

My 4pm client canceled today. Wonder of wonders, I was able to quilt the happy houses quilt. I'll get the binding on,but I probably won't sew it down....I'll save it for evening work while up in MD...something to do!

The colors are WAY off on these pics because I took them with no flash and side lit. But I'm happy with the quilting texture.

Quilting scrappy quilts like this with one color of thread is sometimes a challenge for me. I don't usually like thread that is too dark over light areas, nor thread that is too light over dark areas, and with a quilt like this? Well, something in between usually works both ways. I chose a medium gray. It hides pretty well against most of the quilt. I'm not too thrilled with how light it looks on the blue border fabric, but tough beans. It looks better than it would have if I had quilted everything in that royal blue.


So that's it for today. I'm off to bed. As of now I won't be leaving for MD until friday morning. Plans I had to meet up with a friend on my way up have not panned out, so that gives me a bit more time here to get things ready.

Tomorrow I'm working on hand outs for the workshops.... :cD

Bonnie

17 comments:

Mary said...

The quilting looks great Bonnie but then it always does. I make a lot of scrap quilts and end up using a tan thread most of the time. Permacore has one called Camel that's my favorite. I think it's similar to the Mother Goose that I see a lot of people using.

That's the challenge isn't it when doing an overall quilting pattern - finding something not to dark for the light sections and not to light for the darker fabrics.

Donetta said...

Great suggestion on the thread color. I enjoy seeing your talents.
Your skill is a wonder.

San / Gypsy Quilter said...

What fun, happy, dancing houses. Enjoy your adventure in to Maryland.

YankeeQuilter said...

The quilting looks wonderful...love the stripe in the sashing! Where in Maryland are you going? That was my old stomping ground before Georgia. Did a lot of antique quilt shopping up there!

The Calico Cat said...

Have fun in Maryland - the stupid hot & humid weather is supposed to break by the weekend. :o)

Laura said...

It looks great Bonnie! Have fun on your teaching trip.

Kathie said...

Great quilt--lots of movement and action.

Quilt Pixie said...

nothing wrong with your thread showing in the quilted border -- call it a spot to show off on :-)

T said...

I love how this turned out! The stripes in the sashing are so cool:) I have been thinking about the thread color issue myself lately, thanks for sharing.

Have fun in Maryland! I am hoping to make one of your trunk show in Virginia this fall...

Tracy

Karol-Ann said...

It looks awesome. A lovely way to finish a great quilt!!

Rosemary said...

oh i love it! IS this your original pattern, or is it available somewhere? Love the quilting too!

Dawn said...

Oh wonderful texture is right! A very happy quilt it is!

Yvonne said...

It came out wonderful but then they all do! Have a great trip.

Patty said...

You always amaze me at what you get done ! Hope everyone is doing well, life has been too crazy around here with the grandbaby so sick for me to check out your blog very often : (

Judy said...

That's always an issue with me too and I often use a bright variagated color wave. I love this pattern so much!

swooze said...

Very nice! My friend Beth is supposed to come see you. I told her she is to call me on her cell and have you say hi to me!!

JanJ said...

The scrappy houses are great and so is your quilting! I love your site and all your great ideas and scrapy patterns.