Friday, March 6, 2015

Hillbilly Hookup finished!

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. 


There's some linky party's today.  
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~  Lea Anne ~
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16 comments:

  1. Lea Anne, that is such a pretty quilt!! It's wonderful! I too have trouble with the quilted to death quilts, although i I've the look as well. They are so stiff is the problem I have with them and also I'm a bit jealous that I can't do it yet!! Haha! You are very talented; keep it up!

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  2. Lea Anne, your quilt is gorgeous!

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  3. I just can't get over how talented you are. I don't understand why you don't put your patterns on Craftsy. You could make a lot of money! Oh well, maybe you don't need money like I do. Great job - as usual! XO

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  4. That looks so pretty and I love the posies for the corner squares. I really like the look of dense quilting, but I love the comfort of looser quilting.

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  5. Another beautiful quilt Lea Anne. I like the flowers instead of the 4-patch.

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  6. Love your quilt and so enjoy your posts, thanks for sharing.

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  7. What a cute quilt and I love the name!

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  8. Love the blue colour for the flower centres - looks great in your photos against the coloured rings. Congrats on a lovely finish.

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  9. What a great looking quilt. Hillbilly Hookup... (Where is the shotgun?) love the name. So much more fun with the flower junction. It's okay to take a classic and make it your own design. Thanks for sharing it with us.
    Hugs

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  10. I love how it turned out! Great job!

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  11. Gorgeous quilt! What a great way to use up scraps and older fabrics. Love the name!

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  12. Lea Anne, your quilts are never stiff, so please don't take any of that "quilt it to death" criticism personally! Your work is beautiful.

    And this quilt is great! I really love the name. And the flowers are inspired! Another beauty. :D

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  13. How did I miss this post of the big reveal? I love this quilt. The colors, the design, the posies... everything! And the name is hilarious! It's just beautiful.

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  14. This is a great quilt, and I love how you used the posies to join your arcs together. Regarding quilting, while I love the effect of loads and loads of quilting, to me that's only OK for wallhangings. For real quilts, I want soft and snuggly, which means less is definitely more when it comes to the quilting. Sorry to be so late commenting - I am just so behind on my blog reading.

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  15. This is awesome! I love how it turned out!
    I clicked here from "Elm Street's OMG" to "Making a Lather" to your PKM post and since I liked what I saw, I clicked on your archives. :)

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