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Monday, February 6, 2017

Deana: a fruitful quilter's weekend

My photos don't really show it, but I really got a lot done on Saturday.  I was able to baste two quilts so I can begin quilting them:  Mom's Medallion and Jodi's Chevron.

I got my "Diamond Hill" applique' pattern enlarged to size and traced in where the main pieces will go.  If you look close, you can see the blue lines of where the applique' pieces will go on the background.  I just LOVE this background and can't wait to see the flowers begin to form on it.

I cut the pieces for 16 more blocks in my Christmas Log Cabin Quilt and put it on the design wall.  Since I finished a quilt last week I had the space on the wall.  Once it goes on the wall it does not come down until the top is done.

The purple seen in the photo below does not go with the Christmas quilt.  It is there and ready to paper piece another Dear Jane block.  

I got "Granny Went Star Crazy" on the frames so I can baste it.
I hope to quilt it in March.

I laid out "Storm at Sea" because it helps me to study a quilt in preparation to machine quilt it.  Often when I study it, ideas of how best to quilt it pop into my mind.  I hope to get it on the frames and basted after "Star Crazy" is done.

I also put my sliced quilt challenge on my other design wall.  Dear Jane was up there last week, but I have moved it to a spare bed in the house because it has so many pieces and is quite heavy on the wall.

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  1. I can't wait to see you sliced quilt finished. Love the background on your Diamond Hill quilt. My friend, , is also making this quilt.
    I was interested in what thread do you use to baste your quilts. It looks thicker than standard thread...

  2. What a fantastic quilter you are! I love your sliced's going to be a beauty. I can't wait to see your Diamond Hill take shape. Happy Stitching!

  3. You are amazing Deanna with getting so much done. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. Wow! So many wonderful quilty projects at your house!!

  5. I just love your sliced quilt challenge. It is amazing! Ok, your other quilts are also amazing...

  6. Storm at Sea is one of my favorite quilt patterns. You have done a striking job on yours. Great choice of colors. I have one I did out of batiks in the bottom margin of my blog. Mine was from a die cut kit so the cutting was a breeze - there was know. I was on my own though for color placement. I enjoyed seeing some of your traditional quilts being brought to life. It is such a refreshing breath of air and cleanses the palette from the modern styles so prevalent these days.

  7. So many projects on the go! Congratulations!


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