Friday, January 24, 2014

Misty Pines

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This is Kerri’s Misty Pines quilt and is a pattern found in McCalls Quilting magazine, Jan/Feb 2013 issue.  The fabric is the Stonehenge Woodlands collection.   Kerri wondered about vertical wavy lines for the quilting.    That gave me the idea to load the quilt sideway on my machine and she left the final design up to me.   This one was a bit tricky as the fabrics blend so well into each other that the quilting needed to add texture but also depth to the piecing.   I wanted to add some swirls and wavy lines but was unsure how to mesh this all today.   While talking to Lori she suggested I take the Angela Walters approach and start with one design, add a second element and the end with just that second design.   Brilliant!  So I started with the swirls at the bottom, then swirls with wavy lines ( dwirling basically) and the just wavy lines at the top.  I really like the transition of this design and how it plays well with the piecing.

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I used Dream Blend batting and medium Grey So Fine thread.  I have to tell you that I felt like I was quilting blind as the thread blend into the fabrics so well that I had to quilt with my overhead lights out so the light on my longarm would cast a shadow.  That way I could see the previous quilting and not cross my stitching lines.  Though I did have to stop and pick a few time, overall it worked well.  :)

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21 comments:

  1. That is so right for this quilt. Loving it!

    Linda

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  2. That turned out just like my imagination. Looks great!

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  3. It turned out just so great! Beautiful!
    Have a great and creative weekend :-)

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  4. Love this. You nailed the quilting to make it perfect. You got that third layer of design just right.

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  5. you certainly did nail this--perfect quilting design.

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  6. Kathy: Brilliant! Beautiful quilting!!

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  7. Wow, your quilting really adds to this already very cool quilt!

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  8. This is a lovely quilt love the Stonehenge and the design by both Kerri and you Kathy. Lori that was some quick thinking in the idea of how to pull it all together! Kerri you have a one of a kind to treasure forever!

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  9. Love the quilt, and you did a fantastic job quilting it. Great suggestion from Lori, perfect for this one.

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  10. Your quilting adds movement and texture to this great quilt, and I always look forward to see what you are quilting next!

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  11. Isn't that gorgeous! Beautiful quilting gives it such great texture

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  12. Just wonderful. I love that idea.

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  13. Wow, fantastic work all around, ladies! It's a great pattern, beautifully done, and the quilting is inspired!

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  14. Brilliant, definitely something to keep in mind for the future.

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  15. I love the quilt! You both did a great job!

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  16. beautiful work all round here WoW!

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  17. This quilt is beautiful! I just purchased the kit called "Winter Solstice" from Missouri Star Quilts that is almost identical to this one. I hope I can manage this quilt as I am not a very advanced quilter and the instructions look daunting! Your quilting on this project is stunning! Wish I had a tutorial to follow on this one - eek!

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