Monday, January 4, 2016

Unfinished business in 2015

Good Monday Morning sweet quilty friends!  While most of you are planning for the the new year ahead I'm still stuck in 2015.  This isn't a complaint, just stating a fact.   The past week I've been focusing on cleaning up the studio and completing my Strawberry Lemonade quilt.  Well the quilt top is complete, I'll share it with you later in the week when the lighting is better for full quilt top photo's.  And the studio....umm...not quite ready to keep it real by baring it all.  So let's just change the subject and talk about what was found while sorting though the pile of  "Needs to be Quilted".  Not only does this lovely little gal need to be quilted but it also needs the applique sewn down....How did that happen?


It shouldn't take long to get the raw edge petals sewn into place using invisible thread.  One of the tricks to quick machine applique is pre planning your stitching route.  What does that mean?  Well you want  continuous sewing without cutting the thread.  On more complex blocks you might have more than one start and stop.  Here's my plan for each block.  Starting at the red dot, stitch down the side of two petals until I reach the center of the block, then pivot and go up the next set of petals.  Just keep following the arrows until I come back to my red dot.


One row is complete.  Hopefully this can done in a day or two.  New projects and patterns are already in the works for this year, lots of exciting fun stuff planned for the year ahead, whenever I finish playing around in 2015.   Staying focused is so hard!  
Well here's the entire nameless quilt.  Hopefully by the time the applique is finished there will be a name, any suggestions?


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~  Lea Anne ~

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18 comments:

  1. Great design, Lea Anne. I'm glad you are able to get a little sewing time in again. This design looks like ripples to me... but I'm not good at coming up with names. Happy stitching!

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  2. How about On the Road to Spring. When you explained your method for not having to start and stop multiple times it made me think of hills. Hope you have the time to get this one done. It will be a great quilt for spring.

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  3. Great plan of action on the quilting! It. Is. Beautiful!

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  4. No suggestions for a name but must say I love it!

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  5. Oh, you make it look sooooo easy!!!

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  6. Way to go on sticking with the 2015 quilts and getting them finished off. So much harder than jumping in to new quilts with the new year. I catch a criss-cross vibe from the quilt. Maybe applesauce?

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  7. Ha! I think you should call it Beth's quilt....just sayin! ;) Seriously, no idea for a name but it's a gorgeous quilt! I love all the negative space left for quilting. It's a beauty! Thanks for sharing on MCM.

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  8. Very pretty! Sorry no thoughts on a name for this one.

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  9. lovely but hopeless at nameing quilts best of luck with the studio springclean

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  10. Chain Link Fence is what it reminds me of! Did you fuse the petals down and with what? So springy looking!

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  11. I like this one very much! LeeAnna

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  12. So, so pretty (as always!). I just love your work...

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  13. What a sweetie!!! My first thought was "Petal Path". I just finished up a Miss Kate quilt too...just under the 2015 wire :)

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  14. Wow, that quilt looks great! I am thinking spring as well, soooo...maybe easter as the next stop... and then "searching for easter eggs"? So far I haven't named my project quilts either, so good luck to you!

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  15. What fresh, fun colours! This looks great! Who cares if your studio is a mess as long as you're having fun!?!
    Question: What sort of stitch do you use for your edges with the invisible thread and do you use a 50wt cotton in the bobbin? I haven't had the greatest of luck with invisible thread.

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  16. I'm personally loving the name Petal Path. I always take forever to come up with a good name, but it'll come to you! Lovely quilt.

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  17. So fresh and clean. Your color choices are lovely.

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