|Machine Pieced - Hand Quilted|
It is pin basted and I'm using a hoop. My floor frame still has my Harrison Rose on it.
I am outline quilting 1/4" from the edges of each piece, removing pins as I go. I will then go back and add the detail quilting. Each fabric gets unique quilting. I also plan to quilt our names and dates in the blocks.
This very light section is the center.
|Read more about this quilt HERE.|
This is the second time I've made a quilt like this.
I say, "like this" because I misplaced the first set of templates I made for quilt 1. No worries!
I just made a second set. I like using template plastic I can write on for fussy cutting. I use pencil and wipe of the registration lines for the next cut.
The layout on the first one is rather random. I also used more feminine fabrics; florals, toiles and pastel lights.
Velma came running for the photo op.
|"Have you earned quilting time today?"|
Velma has decided she needs to keep the quilt safe and warm when I am not quilting.
She is usually buried underneath the quilt layers. Today she slept for over two hours on top of the hoop - until I got the camera out.
Of course, I need to thank her for two hours I worked off the to-do list of chores. Much more productive to finish spring cleaning. I have until August to finish it.
She must know 'The Graduate' has a cat.
|Side by Side|
I decided to put the two quilts together.
The Graduate Quilt has a look all its own - masculine colorful fabrics, a light to dark layout and uniform setting fabrics.
That's the way it should be - a gift quilt custom made for a very special person.
I am often asked the size of the hexagons - I finally measured - 4" a side.
|Kim McLean Cover Quilt|
My inspiration was a quilt I saw in Houston in 2004.
It was featured on the cover of Quilter's Newsletter Magazine in 2005.
I wanted to pull a chair over and sit and stare at the quilt in Houston. I loved everything about it - 100's of reproduction fabrics, the layout - what's not to love?
My blocks are bigger, the finished quilt smaller and I played with the color layout.
The pattern was published in the 2005 Quilter's Newsletter Wall Calendar. I don't have the calendar to see how the measurements compare to my blocks.
Here are the details on the inspiration quilt from inside the magazine.
I also like this detail picture because you can see some of Kim's quilting lines. I'm always curious how the quilting is done.
Who knows, I may make a third - some year...
Have a great week, I hope it includes some stitching time.