Thursday, October 6, 2016

OMG for October

I basted this quilt in May and need to get it finished. At least, it should get off the basting table.

Pin basted baby quilt
The center is made of four rotated blocks from a Cristy Fincher class last year. {Moving really fast.}

Part of the reason it's not quilted is the difficulty I have choosing how to quilt solids. Have you seen Mel's blog? She has some wonderful work.

Linking with OMG (One Monthly Goal.)

Enjoy the day,

23 comments:

  1. Quite a different process from using prints I agree. I do like to see hand quilting on solids - but have only one finished one this way, about 20 years ago!!

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    1. Yes. Hand quilting is very far in my past. I don't see me doing that since I'd like to finish this decade. But it's lovely when other people do it.

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  2. I really like your pretty palette in this one, Ann. Can't wait to see what you decide for the quilting!

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    1. Thanks, Monica. It was fun to pick out the colors.

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  3. It's a fun design and beautiful colors. Interesting to see how you quilt it (personally, I would do some walking foot quilting echoing the lines and shapes of the design) - looking forward to seeing it in the end-of-month link up!

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    1. I've been thinking this needs walking for work, too. Perhaps some spirals or braids on the borders.

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  4. This is a very beautiful quilt. I'm interested to see it.

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    1. Thanks. I'll be glad to have it done.

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  5. I find this colour combination very appealing. It's always a tricky job deciding how to quilt, I think, and somehow it seems a bigger decision with solids - good luck finding the right solution.

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    1. It is different to work with solids. I haven't done that since the "Amish" craze 30 years ago. Just getting these done is a blessing.

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  6. I take a long time deciding how to quilt something too. It can really delay a finish. I hope the decision has been made and stitching is going well! Thank you for linking up, I can't wait to see!

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    1. Thanks, Heidi. I'm still avoiding a decision by doing some ditch stitching first.

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  7. Sometimes a quilt top sits for months waiting for my decision. And I've been known to change my mind after starting. That's disappointing, yes, but I have to listen to the quilt. The few times that I did not, I ended up not liking the quilt and donating it (sometimes without pictures). So I guess my advice is to wait till the quilt is ready and listen carefully to what it is trying to tell you. This one is gorgeous! I am certain it will tell you what it wants. Those solids may be difficult to quilt but, goodness, they rock this pattern!

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    1. Mine can sit as unfinished tops but I usually get the basted ones finished soon. I hate to fold and wrinkle them at that stage. Just need to light a fire.
      It does look pretty and was a fun way to practice Cristy's method of glue basting the pieces. That was much easier and more fun than I'd expected.

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  8. This block is gorgeous!! I love it!
    However you quilt it, it will look great!
    Good luck on your OMG!

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    1. How kind of you to write. Thanks, Amy.

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  9. What a dynamic design Ann - solid colours obviously work well for you too! Drawing towards the end of the year makes me panic about how many finishes i'll achieve - so far just the one!!! Should have moved house by the end of the weekend though, so hopefully i'll be back at the sewing table asap!

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    1. Thanks, Stephie. I haven't used solids in years. You forget how differently designs looks with only one value in each section. I don't think about the number of finishes as such. I simply want to reduce the UFO piles. They have grown dramatically this year.
      Good luck with house moving. Such a chore.

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    2. We're finally beginning to settle in Ann, which means I've finally got time to catch up with you! x

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  10. Ooooh...I love your use of solids for this quilt!! I see so many possibilities for adding beautiful quilted textures--especially in those large lavendar triangles!!

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    1. Thanks, Mel. I need to pick your brain for some ideas. Right now I'm leaning towards straight lines - boring but quick.

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