Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Big Reveal!

We have a great machine quilters guild in the Twin Cities (MN) called Upper Midwest Machine Quilters. We have been meeting 4 times a year. We're moving it up to 6 meetings a year in 2017.

One of our activities this year was to do four "row by row" quilts. The guidelines were simple: when the quilt comes to you, add a 9"-12" strip of solid fabric and do that famous (infuriating?!) thing--"quilt as desired".

I was the 4th one working on our quilt, and added a gradated strip of fabric from my stash. Here's a photo of my work while still on my longarm machine.



We recently had the big reveal! And here is our quilt, all bound and finished!



Here's a photo of the last 3 rows. The quilter after me also used a type of gradated fabric.



And the quilt from the back, where you can sometimes see the quilting better.



Another one of the quilts worked on by our group:



And the back:




And the third quilt:



And the back:



It was a great experience. We are all different levels of quilters--from new to longtimers, private quilters to professional quilters and hand-guided quilters to computerized quilters.

A fourth quilt is still circulating. They will all get binding and labels. We are still deciding what we'll do with them--raffle, drawing, fundraiser?!

Linking up to Busy Hands Quilts--Finished Or Not Friday,
Crazy Mom Quilts--Finish It Up Friday,
and Confessions of a Fabric Addict--Can I Get a Whoop Whoop!


Grace and peace!!!

10 comments:

  1. Oh, very pretty! What fun to work as a group and create something beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Sheri! It was super exciting to see the quilts all quilted up and hear each person tell why they quilted their row the way they did!

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    1. Thank you, Myra! It was super fun--a bit stressful! trying to decide what exactly to do! But fun in the end.

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    1. Thanks, Tammy! It was an awesome experience.

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  4. This is a really interesting project. Thanks for posting the pictures. It's fun to see what everyone added.

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    1. Thanks, Kath! It was super interesting to hear each person describe how they decided to quilt their section.

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  5. wow, absolutely gorgeous,,,,wish i had friends close to do this with,,,,,,,i am so far in the country,,,you gals have a great time for those of us not able to

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    1. Thanks, Florence! I haven't always lived in such close proximity to other quilters, but am appreciating the friendships now that I do.

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