Come on in and sit a spell while I tell Ya'll about this here quilt!
That sounded as if it came right out of my granny's mouth. I was lucky enough to spend lots of time with both of my grandmothers. They were country girls with a southern way of life. Southern meaning Kentucky backwoods style. Visiting them meant listening to endless hours of funny stories. I'm not sure if the stories were really funny or just the way they told them.
Well lets get back to the quilt I'm calling Hillbilly Hookup. It's a Double Wedding Ring made with string piecing instead of the normal oddball arcs piecing. I made an applique template from the arc and omitted the connecting corners, replacing them with a huge Posy.
Using one large piece of fabric I marked grid for placing the arcs. After glue basting the arcs and Posies in place I used my sewing machine to make a very tiny blanket stitch with invisible thread.
It came out so cuddly and soft with the minimal quilting done on the Domestic Machine. The Posies are FM quilting so don't look at the stitch length. At first I started quilting with stitch in the ditch. The planned changed when I couldn't stay in the ditch. So I ripped out the stitches and changed my stitch plan to outlining the blocks. The backing is from my older stash. The fabric was purchased from an estate sale years ago. I have about 6 more yards of it!
Look how fluffy she is, and that's a low loft poly batting. I talked earlier in the week about getting back to the basics of quilting. There were so many of you that expressed your dislike for the quilt it to death quilts, which shocked me. I'm not saying I'm never going to quilt it death again because I love the look of them. But I think I'll be doing a lot more of the"less is more" quilting.
While I was folding it look what I found. Dirt from my outdoor photos. GRRRR....The things we do to get a good picture. I hope its not grease.
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~ Lea Anne ~Pin It