The background is all quilted. I LOVED doing it. The size of the quilt is perfect for my machine. And, in each section, I did a different stitch design. I’m getting closer and closer to my goal of being able to ‘doodle’ on quilts. I just haven’t put it all together yet like K2 does. (yes…..I’m jealous!)
Now on to the flowers. I’m thinking to FMQ the centers of the flowers to anchor them and then perhaps do some very light quilting in one of the petal rings. I have a bright orange thread that I think will be perfect.
Finishing this quilt will all have to wait until December or January though. The plug has been pulled on quilting for a few weeks.
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Yes. It’s a BAQ. 75×95 inches. I WILL NOT be quilting it. I haven’t decided yet whether to have it commercially quilted by someone OR to gift the top to someone who will commit to buying the backing, batting & having it quilted. I do LOVE this quilt. I am so glad I did it. I LOVE it in Japanese Taupes as it’s a real traditional looking quilt in more modern, yet subdued fabrics. However…..we simply don’t need another quilt and I struggle with stacking quilts up on a shelf when they can be used and loved. What to do, what to do……
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This is the Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt from November 2013 called Celtic Solstice. I loved it. I hated it. I love it again. I’ve even slept under it. It’s destined for someone else to sleep under it in the future though. I’m slowly coming into the thought that quilts are to be slept under and loved NOT put on a shelf. I don’t think quilts become better with age and as long as people will love AND use them – I’m happy to gift them on.
The 2014 mystery quilt is set to begin November 28th. I can’t wait. I have it on good authority that this years quilt will not have quite as many triangles – fingers crossed ‘cuz my triangle work, my precision piecing – is just not what it used to be. Here’s the link to Bonnie’s 2014 mystery quilt called Grand Illusion. Mom and I are going to do it…..wanna join us?
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This quilt started with 9 left over 9 patches from two charity quilts that our little quilt group did.
I cut them into disappearing 9 patch blocks, rotated 2 of the sub-cut squares, added sashing and corner stones.
It will be for the great-grandson of one of our neighbor ladies. I think I have some left-over orange fabric to use for the back.
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