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Welcome to my world where I try to figure out what I'm going to do next! These days, it is mostly quilting, but you never know what it might be... come find out with me!

Monday, January 31, 2011

What a great sewing weekend!

find the heart
I had dropins at two of the guilds I belong to, so on Saturday, at the Blue Mountain Quilter's Guild, I sandwiched my Rainbow UFO that has been sitting languishing around for 3 years, waiting to be quilted!  I started this quilt at my very first BMQG retreat - got the top pieced that weekend - along with a couple of other tops - one of which has long been finished, the other one is also still waiting for me to finish the border and get quilting - so it has been long over due. 
It is bright!  I love the vibrabcy in it!  It will be so nice to finally get it done.
Rainbow UFO getting done!
On Sunday, at the first ever Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild dropin, I got some more done on it.  All told I'm probably about 3/4 finished the colourful middle, quilting it with, what else??? feathers!  and just have to decide how I'm going to quilt the borders - any suggestions? 
my usual quilting
There are no good pictures of the border, but its a dark purply blue, 3 inch border.
I've used a varigated rainbow coloured thread on top, and a varigated purple, blue, pink thread in the bobbin.
Rainbow back

Hopefully, I'll get a chance to get the quilting finished in the next week or so, and then I can go work on my DQS10 quilt!
Happy quilting!

7 comments:

Joan said...

THis looks wonderul Karen - I love your FMQ and the choice of thread. I wish I was brave enough to do as you are doing - it just looks fantastic!

felicity said...

It certainly does look fantastic. A great sewing weekend indeed!

2ne said...

This bali quilt is lovely - nice colours :-)

My Sweet Prairie said...

pretty pretty!!

Beth said...

Great fabrics and beautiful quilting!!! I bet you will be happy to have it all done.

Poppyprint said...

Janet, your feather quilting is remarkable!!!! I just watched a Ricky Tims DVD on feather quilting, and I must say, you are an expert. I need to watch you in action some more...
I hope you'll bring this all finished for Show and Tell to the VMQG retreat!

myredbike said...

Wow, I didn't know you went to TWO sew-ins over the weekend! It was a treat to see you free motion quilting these feathers onto your vibrant quilt. Good for you for tackling a UFO!