ALERT! ALERT! quilting content

13 Feb

it’s not mine but what the heck!this is belongs to a LQS HEIRLOOM!. she decided she needed to revamp her GFG sample so she chose mostly kaffe prints. even with those wild prints, it STILL has an old fashioned look and feel to it which i think is amazing!i did CC in the flower hexagons and intended to leave the tumbling block “leaf” unquilted in order to leave the quilt “very lightly” quilted which is kind of how kaffe’s quilts are quilted (from what i could determine). but once i got to that point, i realized that the leaves did indeed need quilting so i SID the seams of the tumbling block after confirming with the late night chat girls from MQR! (hi!) that combining CC and SID was just fine.gfg1.jpggfg2.jpggfg3.jpggfg4.jpgit’s hard to see in my pix but that SID now forms an almost complete hexagon giving the quilt a secondary quilt pattern. if you want to see this phenomenon in real life, just hop on over to the quilt shop in Sioux Falls SD and take a peek! and btb, i was just there last night and most (if not all) of the loverly fabrics used in this quilt are still there! well, in smaller quantities than when i first arrived to the shop but HEY! i left some for ya!i really like it and now wish the one i started umpty-nine years ago was in the completed top pile so i could quilt one for myself. alas, it’s just in the block stages (meaning i have some hexagons cut out ) it’s a super easy technique to piece -no set in seams but some partials if i remember correctly…i can’t exactly explain it to you (see above mentioned date *umpty-nine years ago*) but this class is on the schedule ifn you wanna make one too!

for whatever reason, i have a comment that i’m unable to approve indicating ever so sweetly that my quilting abbreviations make for some confusion. so here’s a cheat sheet for ya!

LQS local quilt shop

GFG grandmother’s flower garden

CC continuous curve

SID stitch in the ditch

this concludes our lesson for today. 🙂

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4 Responses to “ALERT! ALERT! quilting content”

  1. Jan February 13, 2008 at 1:20 pm #

    I LOVE that layout of GFG. It’s kind of an updated look?? Love it!! And your quilting is wonderful!!!

  2. freda1951 February 13, 2008 at 2:06 pm #

    Looks great Kay.

  3. Snort February 13, 2008 at 4:13 pm #

    I saw it in person last night too. It’s lovely. I am really gonna have to get the one out that I started umpty-nine years ago too. Then you can quilt it for me!

  4. Ann February 18, 2008 at 4:43 pm #

    Loved the quilt. How big are your hexagons? The way you put the hexagons together was very creative. Was the quilt made by hand or by machine?

    Lots of questions I know, but I do English Paper piecing using dye cut papers. A old hand sewing technique. My current one is with Asian fabrics, never thought of Kaffe, I love it.

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