Saturday, August 13, 2011

Thimbleberries Hometown Christmas - Part 2

As promised in Part 1, I have close up pictures!  Most of these were taking while the quilt was on the frame.  Check out those swags in the outer border.  I bought a new template set for doing swags while at MQS in May.   I love the way they look and I just can't believe how easy they were.  I used Mindy Wylie's Angel Swags to quilt the border.  
 I quilted every house on the quilt differently.  It became a mission to think up how I could make them all look like they could live in the same neighborhood, but still have their own personality.
I love the way I quilted the trunk on the trees.
 I had fun trying to figure out ways that I could get all they way across the body of the quilt without breaking thread.  I think that this is the mission of most longarmers.   And that included the Stitch in the Ditch.
 I bought a couple more new templates at MQS.  I bought 2 different rope templates.  I have used them both and I have to say that I am really impressed with Deloa Jones' Rope-A-Dope!  
I love when I find new tools that really work for me.  Both the Angel Swags and the Rope-A-Dope where terrific finds that I will use often!

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