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First up is a sweet flower basket appliqué and pieced quilt by Marian. I love the colors-bright and cheerful. I outlined the flower blocks and then filled in with a leaf and loop design. The nine patches have large leaves quilted so that the center stem of the leaves is on point in the block.

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The back

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The next one is an adorable Dr Seuss quilt, quilted with the Popcorn pantograph.

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I plant tomatoes every summer in the backyard. It’s hard to find a place that gets enough sun but I’ve found two little patches where there’s just barely enough. This year I planted a couple of different heirloom plants along with the beefsteak. The beefsteak usually gives me large tomatoes and I did get a few, but mostly they are the little ones on the plate.

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The large 1 pounder is the heirloom tomato called Strippy. It never gets red, just yellow with red stripes. Delicious and definitely one I’ll plant next year.

I grilled shrimp for the first time. Corn was also cooked in the husk on the grill. Of course, we always have a salad. It was a good meal and the shrimp were really delicious.

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Hungry?
Thanks for stopping by.
Linda

This quilt looks almost identical to a quilt I’ve made. I liked the color palette and the quilting. Relatively simple but effective.

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Hexagon Row Quilt

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Bright and cherry with yo-yo’s

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Love the idea of the unquilted circles with thread design in them.

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Birds are a favorite of mine. Since I’m working on a bird quilt (very slowly), I took a close look at this one.

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Awesome flower quilt. Great quilting and like the idea of divided color background.

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Southwestern beauty

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This quilt blew my mind. It was so well done, so realistic. I tried to figure out how the trees across the lake were done. It appeared there were layers of fabric with layers of thread. It was 3-dimensional. Awesome.

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Hope you enjoyed the show. Thanks for stopping by.
Linda

Inner border is done. Lots of triangles. Some with 1/4″ spacing and some with 3/8″. Flying geese with snowflakes and curls. Pictures taken while still on the machine.

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I was concerned about stitching clouds in the embroidered area. I took a drawing class recently and talked to the teacher about it. My clouds are usually “first grade-ish” with 3 humps but the class gave me confidence to do better. I walked into the longarm room and suddenly realized the clouds looked pretty good. Yeah!!!

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Next post-more quilts from AQS Charlotte.

Thanks for stopping by.
Linda

I’ve been working on my Snowy Woods quilt. All the star block and embroidered areas are quilted. Working on the square-in-square blocks. So far I’ve quilted this.

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Now I need to decide on the blue triangles. Should I quilt feathers, feathers and a snowflake, three snowflakes, or repeat the design in the flying geese. Ummmm. Guess I’ll find out when I’m standing there and start moving the machine! Hopefully I won’t be picking out anything tonight.

Thanks for stopping by.
Linda

Even though I like the intricate piecing of traditional quilts, I’m also drawn to the simplicity and “clean” look of modern quilts. That fact that they are usually heavily quilted adds to my interest.

The circles are interesting. I love the square in the middle of them. Sort of describes me! Interesting at this distance, but walk closer and see the quilting. (WordPress is loading pics in wrong order. Oh well.)

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Love the design of the first quilt and design and quilting of second one.

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Even though this shade of green is not my favorite, I was interested in the bottom portion quilted with one design. . .

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And the top portion in another. I probably wouldn’t have thought to to that, but I like it.

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Tomorrow I’ll post some of the other quilts that I liked including my favorite. Strangely, I didn’t take a picture of any of the big winners.

Thanks for stopping by.
Linda

Two more custom quilted quilts made by my friends.

First is Garden Party made by Patsy. She also made the cute Christmas quilt with the mice several posts ago. I quilted leaves and flowers in the flower area and a swirly background fill in the butterfly area. Sweet quilt.

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Next is Dance of the Dragonflies by Joanne. Pretty colors in this one. Quilted a swirly background fill with leaf feathers and curls that weave in and out of the outer border. Look at how the dragonflies pear to be floating on the top!

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Thank you ladies for letting me quilt your tops.

Thanks for stopping by.
Linda

My friend Ann makes beautiful appliqué quilts. Although she is also a talented hand quilter, she asked me to quilt her Baltimore Christmas Album quilt for her. As I worked on each block I was so impressed by the precision with which she sews all those tiny pieces. Simply amazing.

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A few of my favorite blocks

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I could post all the blocks as my favorites!!!

Then there’s the center Santa block. Ann pays attention to little details such as choosing and positioning a piece of fabric with a blue dot and white lines that makes his eye come alive. Part of Santa’s hat, his mustache, and other white pieces are stuffed. Every part of this quilt is perfect.

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After outlining the appliqué, I McTavished the blocks around the center block. I quilted a holly border around Santa and separated it from the rest of the quilting by echoing it and a small stipple.

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The outer border has curved crosshatching, feathers and straight lines.

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Back

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Hope you enjoyed seeing such a beauty.
Linda

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