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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

"The Letters Quilt - Real men do pin quilts."

Hello,

Now that the Australian Open Tennis is over for another year I was able to sew down the binding on the Letters quilt yesterday.


 The fabrics for this little quilt all came from the stash. I had picked up the binding fabric a metre of spotty blue spots on yellow at Good Sammy's last year. It was one of those fabrics you buy because you know it can be used one day.


 I love the quirkiness of the backing fabric. Picked this one up at a Garage Sale, the length contained several metres of fabric. It is a narrow fabric but wide enough for this quilt.


I decided to quilt this using my embroidery machine. The three layers of fabric were pinned as per usual then hooped up for each design. The heart designs took a minute for each one to stitch out. I used a small heart and a medium heart design. On some of them I altered them in size a little depending where they were placed on the quilt. The feathers design on the outside took 2 minutes to stitch. The machine embroidery thread was from Birch. It was the same colour thread on both designs but because of the closeness of the stitches the green colour showed up more on the feathers design.

Believe me real men do pin quilts, thanks for your help in the pinning process David.

Can you hear the rain? So good to see it. Had a good storm last night as well. So much lightning and huge claps of thunder but best of all is the rain. Everything is washed down, the plants must be so happy I know we are.

Happy days.
Bev C


21 comments:

Dasha said...

What a sweet little alphabet quilt Bev. Good on David for helping pin. Not sure my David would LOL. And Yes. I can hear the rain. We have a fibreglass roof on the outdoor bbq area, and the rain drops sound thunderous. Currently bucketing with rain.

creations.1 said...

A beautiful finish and I love your machine quilting - it looks great. Nothing like a 'stash' quilt and thrifty purchases - they just go hand in hand!!

Terri said...

Wow, your letters quilt is really beautiful. I just love it! Good for you with that beautiful quilting. I still want to buy an embroidery machine one of these days. Yay for the rain, right?!

Kaisievic said...

That is a really sweet quilt and I love the kitty cats on the back.

Pauline Woodcock said...

Glad you are getting some rain, Bev. Wouldn't mind some here either. Love your pretty quilt!

Jeanette said...

Love your quilt. Just beautiful. Great backing fabric. Hugs,xx

Julie said...

Very gorgeous little alphabet quilt Bev., Isnt it great when you can use fabrics from your stash. We have had a little rain here too - it is Oh so welcome.

Clare - Aimetu said...

What great tennis - I loved it :-) great quilting :-)

Narelle said...

Your letters quilt is lovely ... great finish and that quilting is amazing.
Rain, beautiful rain :)

Bouts Choisis said...

What a lovely little quilt and I think the backing is very cute! What thread did you use for the quilting? It's snowing here! Not much - just a light coating so far. It's very chilly - a good excuse to stay inside and sew!Lynne.

marina said...

wonderful finish!
it's such a wonderful quilt.
lovely to have had some help too.

Karen S said...

Great work with the quilt! Great idea to use the embroidery machine. The designs are lovely.
Great to hear the rain.

Sue G Johnson said...

What a fabulous looking quilt. Love how the binding and backing fabric came into being. Go together beautifully with your stash quilt! Glad you are getting rain....and hopefully none of the storms!

Lin said...

A lovely finish Bev and The embroidered quilting works just great. xx

Fiona said...

the quilt is wonderful ... and great to have your David to help... I must encourage my David to help me!!! love the embroidery quilting... it's perfect for it...
Hugz

Michelle Ridgway said...

A wonderful finish Bev....looks great! Enjoy the wet stuff xx

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Bev what a great idea to do machine embroidery for quilting...love it! Off to read your missed post now...have been without Internet for 2 days and only using hotspot on the phone now and then!

Mylene said...

You Alphabet quilt looks beautiful. So neatly made.

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Such a cute and vibrant quilt! So nice that David could help you!

Lynda said...

The quilting looks fantastic!

desertskyquilts said...

I love that people are using their embroidery designs for quilting. I still don't see it often, and your example is fabulous. Yes, my husband pinned quilts on the longarm for me for 10 years - I don't know how I would have lasted without his help! Good for David!