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Monday, October 14, 2013

What's Up or in my lap

This month on my Get-R-Done list was to get the binding on at least one of my Christmas quilts so that is my plan for today. I decided to do the plaid scrappy one because I just love this one and looking forward to seeing it out for the holidays this year.



Especially since I started this quilt almost 2 years ago. I was looking back to see where I had pictures and that's when I realize how long. It seemed like just last year that I did this quilt and posted how I went about making it here



I'm a hand quilter but I now know that I'll make far more quilts than I can quilt. So when I need to have one of my favorites machine quilted, I like it to look similar to one that was hand done. I know it won't look exactly like it's hand quilted but close is good.


Decided to have this one done in a pattern called a Baptist or Methodist Fan. I've quilted this pattern myself and it's one of my favorites plus I like how it looks on this quilt. Doesn't the  pattern show well on the back. I have a thing for a simple, solid to the most part, backing. How about you, do you have a preference to what is on the back of your quilts? 
  












10 comments:

  1. I've never seen such a beautiful String Quilt! I love all your plaids and how you have set the blocks with sashings and cornerstones. The Baptist Fan quilting design is perfect too.

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  2. Your quilt is stunning! I love your choice of machine quilting...it works perfectly!

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  3. Oh I love this! You have inspired me to try some machine quilting again. It does look very hand done and all those wonderful fabrics and my favorite sashing. They all go together so well. Would you mind if I kept a pic of it as inspiration?

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  4. I love that quilt! It looks so cuddly and festive.

    Plain backs are the way I go. If I spend the time piecing something I want it to be on the front of the quilt, not the back! :)

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  5. I just love your Christmas quilt. I am starting to see several people working on them. I am trying to keep from starting another one. I already have several and another top waiting to be quilted. But I do have lots of scraps that would be great for a string quilt. But not the beautiful plaids you used.

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  6. Beautiful quilt! Hope you got your binding at least started today.

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  7. Love, love, love your Plaid Christmas quilt. Oh how I wish I didn't have so many UFOs sitting waiting. I want to make one of these so badly. Your choice of the Baptist Fan quilting motif is perfect too. Was that a pantograph or did someone do custom quilting of the fans.

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  8. I love using flanel for my backing. The feel while (hand)quilting is just the best ever. I tend to use solids, for probably the same reason you do. It shows of the pattern!

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  9. I love this quilt~!! It will be nice to have it for the Holidays. I love flannel - minky - fine-wale corduroy for winter quilt backings. So cozy. :)

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  10. Beautiful Christmas Quilt. Love the homespun fabrics. Great design.

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