Friday, October 23, 2009

Back to work!!!

I have been busy since returning from Houston.  I picked this quilt up on the way home from the airport.

It is a wild quilt with lots of fun and happy fabric!  I wanted to do something on it that would not cause excess movement.  So I decided on Continuous Curve.  I used Lakeside Quilt Company's Triple Play ruler.  It makes curves easy because the hopping foot is following the inside of the curve instead of the outside like it would be on a circle.  I did have to switch over to a larger circle for the larger curves in the large squares on the quilt.  I have a really cool circle set by Off the Edge that has multiple sizes of circles.  

Here is a close up of the continuous curves:

It ends up making a large orange peel design.  

Here is close up of one of the blocks:

I used a lavender thread that matched the dots in the khaki background fabric on top and a royal purple to match the backing in the bobbin.  We used a Dream Company's Black Poly batting.  This is the first time I have used this batting and I have to say it really surprised me.  I did not expect it to feel so soft.  If I had not known it was Poly, I would have thought it was cotton.  It also shows great stitch definition.   

If you would like to see the quilt in person, it will be in Wish Upon a Quilt early in November.   They have Brandon Mably's fabric line and  kits are available for this quilt.  

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