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March 11, 2020
Quilt Your History – 5 Favorite Vintage Quilts from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Royal Wedding Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

They don’t make them like they used to. Many of us were fortunate enough to have learned the art of quilting from our ancestors; parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles have long since been the best teachers to pass on the gift that is quilting. They stitched differently, as limited resources required more time and perseverance with each block. Each stitch was made with love though and the quilts survived, being passed down as family heirlooms for generations to come. Those beautiful patterns, bound in time by thread, became classics of the quilting world.

These projects have carried with them ...

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November 22, 2019
Dresden Quilt.....Sashing Design from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


Yesterday I was undecided on what to quilt

in that pink sashing...





Today I pulled out the dry erase board

and began to play with a few designs:


Each of these designs 

filled the sashing area nicely...






The big, round swirls look great

with the big, round feather plumes...





I am using wool batting...

my favorite for bed quilts.





Wool batting also shows off the quilting !






The first row of quilting is complete...

Three more rows to go and then the border.






I am using a quilt suspension system 

to support this heavy quilt.

Patsy Thompson has designed 

a suspension ...

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November 21, 2019
Dresden Quilt....Under the Needle from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


I am in the Thread Shed this morning...



The Dresden Plate quilt is.....under the needle





I am doing a little ruler work...

crosshatching the center of the dresden plate










Feather Plumes on the dresden plates

as well as in the white background square...





I am still trying to decide what will be quilted

in the pink sashing...



This is an extra block I quilted recently:


I think the feather vine in the pink sashing

is a bit over the top....hmmm.





I will skip the pink sashing

and continue with the dresden block quilting 

for now.



There is a ...

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November 2, 2019
Dresden.....Extra Block from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


I finished up the Dresden Quilt Top

last week while I was in Idaho...



Dresden Quilt Top



I have developed a "good" habit of making 

an extra block when piecing a quilt top.



I made a quick quilt sandwich with batting

and played around some on the 

extra dresden block...





All of the negative space 

behind the dresden plate

and in the pink sashing 

just screamed for....FEATHERS !






The corners and center are cross hatched...





Large feather plumes on the dresden plate

and also surrounding the dresden plate 

in the background...





I quilted this block on the Bernina Artista 200 ...

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October 28, 2019
IDAHO Quilt Retreat... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


I traveled 1,200 miles round trip

to attend a Quilt Retreat in Idaho...







Selkirk Lodge










Big windows allow lots of natural light

into our work room...






This is base camp for me for the week...






I am trying to finish up 

a Dresden Plate quilt top this week...





Day 1.....Applique work done,

Blocks sewn with sashing strips...




By the end of the first day,

All 5 rows are sashed.



Day 2


The Fabric Fairy left a surprise 

by my sewing machine...





A Thread Basket filled with treats ...

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