Saturday, February 17, 2018

CCVII Quilted

Chinese Coins VII was quilted and bound for the "demonstration that didn't happened." Both it and CCVI illustrated my topics well so I think I'll keep them until I can finally give that class.

Chinese Coins VII quilt

Both have simple walking foot lines across the coins: soft yellow thread on CCVI and light green on CCVII. After SID with cotton thread in the bobbin and nylon mono-filament in the top, I stitched about 3/8" on each side of those seams with cotton top and bottom. Why 3/8"? That's the width of my walking foot and I used it to track the seam line. Then I halved the columns and halved twice more until the density looked right. I like the slight variations that occur when the columns are different widths. In fact, in the photo below there's still another set of lines to be quilted in the narrowest green column.

Walking foot parallel lines in progress

Stripes make great bindings. For once I did what I always intend: I purchased three yards of the yellow and green stripe.  I don't use much yellow so I'll add it as the binding for several of these quilts. {Making hay while the sun shines.}

Chinese Coins VII quilt with green and yellow striped binding
An older print of large yellow and orange roses on a green background made most of the back with the last of the yellow and green conversation bubble print (about an eighth yard WOF) added to get the right length.


Quilt Details
Size: 40" x 42"
Design: Chinese Coins
Batting: Mountain Mist Blue Ribbon 100% cotton
Thread: light green Aurifil cotton 50/2 thread, YLI nylon monofilament
Quilting: walking foot parallel lines

Linking to Cynthia's Oh, Scrap, a welcome site for all us scrappy quilters and at Amanda's Finish it up Friday.

Enjoy the day, Ann

20 comments:

  1. Both of these are grand - I am glad you plan to kep them as examples that can also be used and enjoyed.

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    1. Class samples are so much work. I finally see that creating the sample to the specific points of the class requires forethought and restraint. Better to keep the ones I have and continue to improvise with future gifts.

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  2. What a shame your class didn't happen. Certainly hope it can be rearranged after all your hard work preparing this lovely array of Chinese Coin Quilts. You have whetted my appetite to make another of them - I made some a few years ago for baby quilts and loved them. Your yellow and green striped fabric looks like one I had, now sadly all used up.

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    1. I enjoy having several different ways to use up scraps. Your recent string blocks are another simple block that makes up beautifully. How fun that we both chose similar colors.

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  3. What a fun quilt! and the vertical quilting works really well with all those other lines!

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    1. Thanks, Claire. I like knowing the seam lines won't come apart soon so crossing them with stitching is always a win for me.

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  4. It's amazing how quilting changes things, I love the vertical quilting on this! And your backing fabric is perfect!

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    1. Isn't that the truth. So much texture when quilting is added. And even more when the batting shrinks a bit. The backing fabric makes a fun addition to this quilt and it's great to use up these older pieces.

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  5. 3 yards of that fun striped print will keep you busy for years to come (perhaps not given how quickly you finish quilts!!) The parallel quilted lines add such beautiful texture!!

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    1. I rarely buy that much yardage but am very amused to have this bounty in colors I don't use frequently. Why didn't I buy a striped bolt of my favorite colors instead? Ah, well. These are pretty colors. Like your beautiful quilts, we never go wrong with colors and fabrics that make us smile.

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  6. The stripped binding is just plain fun! I always kick myself when I run out of a yardage of a good stripe. I always wish I would have bought more. Too bad about your class, but then again you will have more time to put together samples when new ideas strike you.

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    1. Yes, Patry. Either too little or too much.
      I see the value of saving class samples lies in the fact that you can move on with your ideas instead of making the same one over and over. I’m ready to try a new version myself.

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  7. love the definition that the quilting bring to it :) you have been on quite the roll :)

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    1. Thanks, Deb. I worked full-time to get these ready for the demonstration then was called out of town for family emergency. The posts were half-written and I just filled the information in on the plane.

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  8. Another great coin finish. I really like the colors in this one. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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    1. We like color, don't we, Cynthia? Thanks for creating Oh Scrap.

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  9. The straight lines are perfect for this already lively quilt.

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    1. Good point, Lee Ann. I've seen you use similar "plain" quilting on lively scrap quilts.

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  10. I love that you can work on several Chinese coins quilts at the same time. My favorite is CC VII. That blue is striking against the green and yellow.

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    1. Desperation was the impetus to work on so many Chinese Coin quilts in quick succession. They are each attractive to me but I will be glad to keep some as samples so I can try new variations later.

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