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WIP Wednesday: Lightening it up with heavy quilting

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Urbana-20130306-00698This is the view from my studio today.  The dogwood is really stacked with snow.

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I’m almost finished quilting this donation quilt.  I have 2 1/2 sides of borders to finish.  I’m quilting it fairly heavily using Superior’s Brytes 30 wt. thread in “Atlantic” (1133).  It’s always a little intimidating to use a heavy, shiny, contrasting thread, since every little bauble shows.  I just have to get over myself.  Galloping horse, you know, watching The Waltons.  I am sure it will all scrunch together beautifully.  I do think the thread is brightening up these dark fabrics and picking up the aquas.

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The stitching 1/4″ from the seams is done with the walking foot.  All the lines in the squares and on the border are free motion.  Some freer than others.  Hmmm.  But pretty good.

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Thinking about binding, which I hope to get to today.  On the other hand, my DH has the driveway clear and is making noises about going out for lunch.  We’ll see.

Thanks to Heather at Based On A True Story for showing a picture of my QOV in her post today and linking to me.  That was a fun to surprise to see.

What are you working on?

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Linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

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Author: Valerie

I'm Valerie, also known as Scooquilt. I am passionate about fabric and quilting. My quilts are colorful and modern, but grounded in traditional blocks. My degrees are in Fine Arts and Education. I'm retired from teaching and trying to quilt daily. Reading, gardening, and cats are also important to me.

4 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday: Lightening it up with heavy quilting

  1. Soo much snow! I’m so glad spring is finally showing its face in these parts… Love that burnt orange print in your quilt. Good luck on finishing it and hopefully lunch was yummy. 🙂

  2. I love the colors of that quilt! I am planning a quilt for my bother, and may consider those colors more seriously now! I’m currently quilting a triangle quilt for my daughter, I hope to finish by the weekend.

  3. Those colors and fabrics really pull me in. It’s going to be fabulous.

  4. Gorgeous snowy picture!:) I can’t believe you free motioned those inside parallel lines! Great job!:)

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