Sunday, August 24, 2014

Log Cabin completed

This lovely log cabin is completed! and I've got pictures to prove it!!! :)

I had some difficulty with sagging of the backing fabric and trying to avoid puckers in several areas, which I attribute to the cabin squares being off in size.  But all is well, no puckering or pleating and overall the quilt is square.

Hobbs cotton batting.  Magnifico brown and gold threads from superiorthreads.com.

I've been playing around with my camera settings, it's hard to capture the quilting and maintain the true colors of the quilt. So some of these pictures showcase the quilting well but the fabrics appear lighter than their real color.  The true quilt colors are apparent in the last photo.















 
Oh shoot! It would have been a great picture....wish I would have taken down my alligator head, moved the camera stand and lighting out of the way!!! Oops...
                                   
Thanks for stopping by and have a good a day!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Journey to the Stars featured in.....

Wow! I am very excited to see the magazine Machine Quilting Unlimited Sept/Oct 2014 issue.  For those of you who may not know, I pieced a quilt entitled, "Journey to the Stars", based on Judy Mathieson's Bristol Stars.  At this time I had not yet purchased my longarm machine and sent it off to be quilted by a local longarmer.  She had the quilt for several months and due to unforeseen life events was unable to even begin quilting.  At her request, I retrieved my quilt and went in search of another professional longarm quilter and was fortunate in finding Margaret Solomon Gunn via her web site mainelyquiltsoflove.com.  She does absolutely beautiful work as you can see!  She recently submitted her article "Finding Your Feather" to Machine Quilting Unlimited and included several pictures of quilts and feather quilting.  She was gracious in including my "Journey to the Stars"!

My personal feeling of this quilt is another story....it was definitely a love/hate project (and still is).  Currently residing on a shelf with no plans for use or show, but serving as a reminder that beauty can be borne from hardship. 

If your reading this, Margaret....Thank you from the bottom of my heart.







Sunday, August 3, 2014

Log cabin

Next up...a lovely log cabin with a slightly different layout....