Monday, February 21, 2011

Miscellaneous Monday

Sneak peek at my spool quilt. As soon as the binding is completed, I'll post a picture of the whole quilt. I am so happy with how this quilt turned out, especially the loop-de-loop variegated big stitch quilting in the border. I'm also pretty thrilled with the binding, which is a coordinating print to the "challenge" fabric.It looks like the color registration dots on all the selvages. Perfect choice, if I do say so myself...

I got the complete fat quarter pack of Hope Valley, which included quite a few fabrics that I didn't already have. I'm still planning on doing at least three rings of just solids, and I'm trying not to be too matchy-matchy, but these solids by Anna Maria Horner arrived the same day. How great do they look together?!

And Mark was able to capture a "sun dog" in the sky the other day while driving. Quite common (I think...) in the Midwest. More rare here in the Central Valley of California. (I try not to think about how he is capturing these great photos while driving....

16 comments:

  1. This quilt looks gorgeous! I love your loop-de-loop in the border. I'm in the process of quilting a mod bento box and next up are the borders. I've been debating on how to quilt them - something like your loop-de-loop is too scary! One of the borders is white, and one is in the purple family. I'll have to keep ruminating on it. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Beautiful stitching! Beautiful quilt!

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  3. That stitching and the border are lovely!

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  4. Your stitches are just beautiful! I can't wait to see the finished quilt!

    Jennifer :)

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  5. I love those loop-de-loop loops. The stitches are so very uniform and beautiful. Wonderful quilting.

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  6. What a beautiful quilt! Can't wait to see the rest!

    No sun dogs here today. No sun. Still flurries and windy. And soooo WHITE. Ack. Makes me appreciate colorful fabric even more.

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  7. O I love the sneak peek! Can't wait to see the whole thing.

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  9. You intended to quilt loop-de-loops, you wrote in an earlier post. Variegated thread. Big stitches. Hmmm, I thought, I'l have to wait and see how THAT turns out.
    It. is. awesome!
    I can hardly wait to see the whole thing.
    And YES! Please write a quilt-along or tutorial. I'll join in, for sure! Though I might have to buy fabric just to get more selvages!
    (Deleted previous comment in order to correct spelling. Sorry about that!)

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  10. Oh my gosh that hand quilting is perfect! That looks so nice! i can't wait to see the whole thing!!

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  11. i am seriously excited to see the full reveal. this little bit looks wonderful!

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  12. Your stitching is gorgeous! I'm excited to see the finished quilt...you are keeping us all in suspense! Are you still thinking of doing a quiltalong for the spools? I'm in if you are!

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  13. Can't wait for the reveal of your spool quilt. The peek shows promise of a gorgeous quilt. Love the big stitching on the border!

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  14. How did you get your hand stitching to be so perfect? Is the whole quilt hand quilted?

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  15. your handstitiching is intimidatingly perfect!!

    what's a sun-dog?

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  16. I absolutely love your chunky stitches on your quilt!!! :o)
    Sincerely, Trish

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