Still working

One of the nice things about a quiet holiday with just the two of us is that I can slip away and work for a while every now and then. I’m going to have a lot of binding to do when I get back from GA on the 1st of Jan.

I was up at 6AM this morning and got this HeartStrings top of mine loaded and quilted.

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Quilted with freehand Baptist Fans, these are randomly placed rather than the rows of them I’ve done on the last couple tops I quilted with BF.

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I pieced a back from stash and just as I was getting ready to load the quilt I realized there was a big flaw in the backing. After debating whether to piece another back, I decided to just fuse this block that’s been sitting on my shelf for a long time over the flaw and stitch it down.

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It’s really kind of random looking but these colors are in the front of the quilt so it works OK I think.

Keith and I are planning to go to walk downtown for a movie and lunch today. I hope you all are enjoying your holiday too!

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17 Responses to “Still working”

  • Roma:

    Mary, I love the look of the baptist fan.And the block looks like it belongs on the back. Great choice.
    Enjoy your dinner and a movie..

  • looks great, love these fans.
    Enjoy your lunch and walk in the snow!!!!!
    hopefully a stop at starbucks too!
    Kathie

  • Love the quilting on this. Wish I could figure out how to freehand this. Do you start with the small part of the arc and work to the larger arcs?

    kathie

  • Love the block. It looks at home.

    Enjoy the rest of your day.

  • I think the quilt looks amazing. But I love everything you do! I like the block on the back, it’s unexpected. I also enjoy hearing about your “walk into downtown”. Sounds wonderful.

  • Boy that quilt is really pretty and I love the ‘instant’ back with block. I love the way you do things off the cuff.

    Happy New Year.

  • bettyp:

    Girlfriend,you did good on this one!!!
    Smart thinking!!!

  • I love your site, because I too love to use my stash, which mostly came from people giving their their left overs or what they don’t like. I think your “patch” is wonderful!

  • Sheila:

    I love the randomness of the quilting. The fused block is a nice fix & looks good. Happy holidays, Mary!

  • Linda:

    The block on the back adds a nice surprise.
    Have a safe trip to Georgia.

  • Oh I love the Baptist Fans…and the random orphan on the back! I just did a quilt with a solid backing. It was nice to just slap it on the frame, but it seemed a bit…BORING! Nice job!

  • I just love the look of Baptist Fans. And the random block on the back looks fine. It’s the back so not many people look there, only quilters. At first I thought it was a block from the front, I had to do a double take. Nice match.

  • Susie Marshall:

    Wow you did this freehand? Where do you start & how do you know how to space the fans to get them so even? Great job & the colors in the quilt are beautiful!

    Susie in Florida

  • Debbie:

    Nice recovery with the flaw. I think that block is happy to have a place in the world! It looks pretty cool.

    Good luck on your travels. I was scheduled to fly to California today and I’m still home. Chicago was the nightmare to fly into! Winter is a problem sometimes. We can’t leave until Monday. So I hope things go smoother for you!

  • I love the brightness of that quilt

  • Maravilhosa!!!! Maravilhosa!!!!!
    Maravilhosa!!!!!!
    liége

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