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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Checking In

I am not sure what has happened to the last few weeks.  When I used to think about what my life would look like in my 60's, I never pictured being quite this busy.  But even with the busyness, I have been productive in the studio with odds and ends.
This is a project for a class next winter even though these colors are soooo fall.
The feathers in the orange blocks don't show up real well, but they are subtle and very pretty.  I wanted the pale yellow center to be different, so I quilted concentric lines and I'm pleased with the result.
The big feathers in the yellow blocks were fast and fun to to.  I know everybody says this, but feathers really are so much fun to machine quilt.  The rest of the blocks got stitch in the ditch. That is NOT fun.  And as Cindy Needham says, ESS.  Yes Cindy, I did every stinking single seam.  I didn't even want to count the starts and stops.  But the binding is on and the quilting on this one is done.
Hope you had a great day,
Karen

9 comments:

Karen said...

Pretty colors. And lots of machine quilting!

antique quilter said...

love this , wow the colors are beautiful
beautiful machine quilting
can't wait to see a FULL quilt picture!
Kathie

Julierose said...

Lovely quilting on this beautiful piece. hugs, Julierose

Carla said...

Karen, this is such a lovely quilt! It really caught my eye as I made one with very similar colors for my sister on her 50th birthday. It was paper-pieced log cabin with one inch logs so you can bet that I uttered a big sigh when I got that one all pieced!!

sewyouquilt2 said...

beautiful quilt.

QuiltSue said...

Well quilting all those ditches must have kept you pretty busy. It looks lovely though and I love the colours.

FlourishingPalms said...

You've been very productive. I'm envious of you getting to quilt feathers. I love to do them too, but they just don't seem appropriate for a modern quilt. Every single seam quilted. Yes. And are you also taking on burying every single stop and start thread, as I am? ESTB. Every Single Thread Buried.

Janan said...

Very pretty Fall colors, and the quilting looks great!

audrey said...

Wow! That looks like it took some time to make! Wonderful colors.:) I'll have to remember the every single seam stitched thing.