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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Deana: February Quiltathon

So the past few days have been a quiltathon hosted by Patchwork Times.  Here is what I have been working hard on:

Diamond Hill is glue basted.  This one took a lot of hours and I am glad to have it this far.  The hand stitching is easy and fast once it gets to this point.










I basted "Granny Went Star Crazy."




I cut my "Storm at Sea" backing to size.  This blue fabric will go on the back of another quilt I have as well.  I have yet to decide if I favor wide backings or not.  The back of the quilt is so much easier to press if it is not extra wide because I iron before I sew it together.  On the other hand, wide backing means less time because it does not have to be seamed.


I quilted Jodi's Chevron.  I do still have the four corner squares and the binding, but it is very close.








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16 comments:

Jo said...

Your diamond hill block is lovely. The colours really stand out on the background. Preparation always takes time

Monica said...

Deana, your Diamond Hill block is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the fabrics you chose. I must have a look for this. :D

Sandy Garrett said...

You were very productive on some very beautiful quilts. Love the colors of your Storm at Sea.

Chris said...

You certainly have been busy this week!

Sara said...

Wow! Some beautiful projects. The applique is really, really pretty.

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

Wow, you certainly accomplished a lot during the Quiltathon! Lots of pretty projects. I particularly like your applique project, and how original it is to see applique on a printed fabric background.

Quilter Kathy said...

WOW! You really were working hard on the quiltathon... so much was accomplished!
You'll have to rest up all week to recover!

Teresaquilts said...

you have been very busy, great job on all

maggie fellow said...

wonderful quilts - i love the background for the diamond hill

Bizarre Quilter said...

I was drooling over your Diamond Hill block in the facebook group, and now I see a picture of it in the listed blogs, on my friend's blog. And THERE you are!

Yes. I adore your block. Something different. Ooh, next block tomorrow!!

Lorraine

Jayne said...

Diamond Hill is gorgeous! Hand stitching is going to make it even better!

Podunk Pretties said...

Oh my! The Diamond Hill is gorgeous! I was planning to make mine Red and yellow but now I'm thinking I might need to copy your colors...FAB!

Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty said...

Beautiful projects! I'm torn about wide backs, too. Although it's nice not to have to piece a back, I love using up neglected yardage from my stash on pieced backs!

Elaine said...

you have been busy! I love your diamond hill fabrics especially that background :)

Bizarre Quilter said...

What kind of glue did you use for the glue basteing? Everything looks so precise.

Jenny said...

Love your Diamond Hill, the background fabric is gorgeous and your fabrics WOW, never imagined how beautiful flowers could look on the black and white. Your eye for combining graphics and colour is amazing'