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Thursday, August 16, 2007
Vintage red ,white and blue..
Ok ! So here are some shots of yet another customer quilt. This customer is a client of my Mom's amd not a quilter. I did not get the story on the vintage blocks whether they were purchased or in the family, and I enjoyed this one too. Polka dots are always fun to work with This one had to be limited to a certain dollar amount so I didn't get too crazy with custom quilting. I used Signature cotton thread in "Parchment" for the top and a white Mako (cotton) for the bobbin. I did have to use a BLEACHED batting...I chose White Rose by Mountain Mist for a couple of reasons. I could get it locally at the HOB LOB for 40% off w/coupon.(yeay) Plus it shrinks up quite nicely when washed and dried. Thats good if you're going for a vintage look. I'm pretty sure we were! It has a super soft hand and would be easy to hand quilt.( if one was so inclined) So now its off to Mom's house where she will attach the binding. Red polka dot binding would be sweet... don't cha think???
I love connecting with other creative people!I am a Sales Rep for APQS Long-Arm Quilting Machines as well as run a Quilting Business which enables me to help people finish their quilt tops.My primary focus is fiber and I enjoy all aspects of it.Quilt history and Art quilts are another interest of mine along with collecting antique and vintage quilt parts.I live with 4 cats, 3 dogs,8 chickens and my Husband who is a Godzilla/gamer/Theater geek.We live on a small farm and enjoy riding our motorcycles as much as we can in the warmer months......even though we should be mowing or gardening!