Friday, July 27, 2012

Let Me Introduce Elsie's Double Wedding Ring

This is truly a fine piece of art.  Elsie used Judy Niemeyer's foundation piecing technique and did an outstanding job of making things square and flat.  Pressing was of utmost importance to eliminate bulky seam intersections.  Thank you Elsie!  I used Anita Shakelford's Amish Feather border for the outer border.  I drew a little embellishment for the flying geese border.  The setting triangles were fun to draw and aim for a twisting feather motif.  The ring center and melon center were designed by Judy Allen in her book The Art of Feather Quilting.  The arcs were done with a continuous curve pattern, grouped and repeated in Creative Studio4.  Enjoy looking at the pictures, and be inspired!  More pictures in my Picasa album. Elsie's DWR

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Double Wedding Ring in progress

I'm going to put up only one picture for now.  This is a very traditional Double Wedding Ring and I find it a joy to quilt.  Elsie outdid herself in piecing, and pressing the seams--everything is flat, square, and precise.  It is truly a dream quilt. 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Surprise Dotty---Finished Finally!

Finish by trimming borders and hand finishing the binding.  What a lovely heirloom for her children.  Many hours...too many to count...but it was worth every second.  It really came alive with all the quilting. Thanks for looking.

Almost Finished

This quilt measures 104x104, Quilters Dream cotton and a thin layer of QD Poly on top, Signature 100% cotton thread, and it's almost finished.  It is on the rollers upside down to facilitate clipping loose threads on the back.  Soon I'll have pictures of the whole thing, but for today here are some teasers...

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

It's the real thing...

I had to take a break and post some pictures.  This is a big project and I've managed to grab minutes and hours here and there to get to this point.  You could call it the home stretch, but it's a big track...or a long row to hoe so-to-speak.  Here are some photos to satisfy your curiosity.  More to come...
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