Sunday, March 17, 2013

Wild Rose Cottage Quilt

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This is Lynette’s Wild Rose Cottage quilt and it was a Block of the Month project.    Lynette asked for moderately spaced quilting and I think I achieved that balance with just enough detail to give the quilt texture with some interesting elements.   She was very kind and said I didn’t have to SID around the fence but could do a meandering vine design so I did loops and a tiny flower which matches the print on the green fabric.   I did the bead board design in the outer border in a medium green thread.  I use to believe that you had to match the thread color to the background color when quilting on large print  fabrics but the green looked so much better than black. So that was a good reminder that there are really no hard fast rules when it comes to quilting  just guide lines and its best to go with your gut instinct!

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I used Quilters Dream Blend batting,  four different colors of So Fine on the top and off white Bottom Line on the backing.

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Lynette said I could play in the center block and I liked the idea of swirls in the sky but I tried not to repeat the same style of swirl to make it more random.   I kept wanting to do my 3’s and E’s but was able to get out of the habit and change up the direction.  I was also asked if I could quilt a dog in the grass, I love added personal touches like that to a quilt and think that turned out well.

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24 comments:

  1. Your quilting is amazing. How long does it take you to quilt a quilt like this one? You take wonderful pictures.

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  2. It's a beautiful quilt...and your quilting is stunning

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  3. I love the quilting, the dog was a very nice touch. Bye the way, you cost me money LOL. I had to buy the circle rulers and the Invisafil thread. Please keep posting those great finds of yours, they may cost me but they are fantastic tools!

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  4. What a beautiful quilt! not my usual preference but I really like it. Have to save it for my inspiration folder. Love the quilted dog, what a nice touch!

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  5. Oh, it's so pretty. :) Kathy, this is just perfect - exactly what I was looking for on this one. That in one terrific dog, too. Scott will be so happy. :D

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  6. So nice! I love the dog in the grass! I think the quilting was perfect for this quilt, and it brought it all to life without being too much. Your customer will love it.

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  7. Your quilting is beautiful and fits perfectly to the patchwork pattern. The dog is just cute.
    Saskia

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  8. So wonderful quilting.

    Greetings Grit

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  9. That is so pretty.
    I see your "photoshop" ice is holding😊

    Cheers

    Linda

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  10. Kathy: What an amazingly wonderful job you did on Lynette's quilt. Wow! The detail really defines this quilt. Did you free-hand the dog? I like the way you quilted the grass knoll (centre block). How long did it take you to develop the quilting ideas before you started? You do such beautiful work! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Безупречно! как всегда!

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  12. Sew fun to see this quilt since I am a reader of Lynette's blog too! Of course the dog is my favorite detail. Very lovely!

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  13. It's lovely. Your quilting is so graceful and beautiful.

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  14. I'm sure Lynette will be thrilled. You did a lovely job with the detail, but not overkill. Very sweet quilt.

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  15. This is absolutely spectacular, I have to find that pattern! Off to google it! :-)

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  16. Purdy, purdy, purdy! Awesome work.

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  17. This is a beautiful quilt. It really speaks to me, calls my name. The colors chosen are all perfect, and the quilting was obviously well thought out and carefully executed. I'll probably dream about it tonight! ~karen

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  18. That is a beautiful quilt and your quilting certainly did it justice. I love the detail in the center, the dog was a great idea!!!

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  19. Oh, be still my heart! What a beautifully done piece!!

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  20. Nice quilt, and fantastic quilting!

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  21. Is this quilt kit still available.
    I love it!

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  22. Sharon - The Wild Rose Cottage quilt is Lynette's quilt not mine, I just quilted it for her. She said it was a Shop Hop project where you got a block at each shop so not a kit you can buy in one place. You can contact Lynette for more information, just clink on her name in my post and it will take you to her blog.

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  23. I like how you quilted Wild Rose Cottage. This was a Patchwork Party quilt. The blocks and fabric were designed by Marti Michell. There were 12 participating shops. Each shop had to come up with a design to put together the 12 blocks. Each shop sold 1 block of the quilt online. Your quilt Wild Rose Cottage is my design. I am the owner of Suzanne's Quilt Shop in Moultrie, GA

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