Saturday, February 4, 2017

A Snowman, Teddy Bears, & En Provence

This week I custom quilted this cute snowman quilt for Tracy. It's 54" X 76". The quilting includes random snowflakes, wavy lines, figure 8s, pebbles, swirls and other personal touches.



Isn't he a happy snowman!!!



I love doing figure 8 quilting like I did on this guy's scarf!



I sewed the border on my En Provence Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt and it was ready to go on my longarm! I quilted it with an edge-to-edge called "Marmalade" and used wool batting.

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DD2 delivered 84 teddy bears this week to Mother Bear Project. This is about 4 months worth of crocheting for her. She is well over 450 Mother Bears in her lifetime. I made one of these--my number 189. Too busy quilting these days!



This week I got to hear Barbara Brackman speak at the Minneapolis Institute of Art! I won my ticket as a door prize at Minnesota Quilters in January. Her talk was titled "Cut From the Same Cloth: Dry Goods & Quilt Design". It was super interesting--about quilt history and trends, including why we want to get rid of our current fabrics and start over with the newest styles.

She signed my copy of her book, Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns, including over 4000 quilt patterns. Love this reference book! It's out of print, but an e-version is available now.


And last of all, I sewed the binding on my En Provence mystery quilt!!!!! It finishes 88" square. It took me 7 hours of hand sewing on Friday night. During that time I watched Monsters University, Spirited Away by Miyazaki, Cars 2 and some YouTube videos by dani izac, who went on the World Race in 2016.



Here's a peak at the backing--I used 3 Japanese prints from my stash, chosen for their colors.



Grace and peace!!!

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12 comments:

  1. Love your En Provence quilt! So pretty. And you did a wonderful job quilting the snowman, too!

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  2. Lovely! The custom quilting on the snowman is awesome. Really makes the piecing standout. As for En Provence...wow, just wow.

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    1. Thanks, Kathy!!! En Provence--just in time for our quilt show.

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  3. Congrats on your finish of En Provence!!! It turned out gorgeous :)

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  4. I think I have that snowman pattern, darn he is cute!! Love your En Provence quilt.

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    1. Thanks! Tracy said she got the snowman pattern at Grubers.

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  5. Your quilting is fabulous on the snowman - he certainly is cute! Congrats on finishing En Provence, it's so lovely. Thanks for sharing on MCM!

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  6. Your En Provence mystery quilt is gorgeous!!! I absolutely love it!

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  7. Nice job on that quilting... on BOTH quilts!!

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  8. That's a lot of bears! Congrats on the two quilts, both are quilted beautifully!

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  9. Congratulations on that beautiful scrappy finish. Your En Provence is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing it with Oh Scrap!

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