Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
A quilt fit to be tied >

A quilt fit to be tied

A quilt fit to be tied

Old 10-15-2011, 06:49 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
auniqueview's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Ft. Myers, Fl
Posts: 582
Default

The quilt is machine pieced, and the work is so close and tightly done, that at first look, you would think the top is all one piece of material. But since there is a tear in the one square, I could look at the sewing behind it. The seams are beautifully sewn, and clipped to about 1/8th inch. The blocks are outlines with black thread in a zigzag pattern throughout. The back is two pieces of the same red material with small white flowers. Oops, forgot to photograph that.

Not all the blocks are the same size. Some are just small strips sewn in. I thought maybe someone would recognize some of the old fabrics.

The butterfly looks like it is applqued by it is printed that way
attachment-272023.jpe

The black zigzag is just design. The actual stitching is so tight it doesn't show. I hope someday I can do that good, lol.
attachment-272025.jpe

The little brown strip is a single piece. There are a few this size. Look slightly to the left, there are some small pieces that size, too
attachment-272026.jpe
Attached Thumbnails attachment-272024.jpe  
auniqueview is offline  
Old 10-15-2011, 06:58 PM
  #2  
Power Poster
 
QuiltnNan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: western NY formerly MN, FL, NC, SC
Posts: 51,433
Default

thanks for sharing
QuiltnNan is offline  
Old 10-15-2011, 07:13 PM
  #3  
Super Member
 
Celeste's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: N. Ca
Posts: 4,512
Default

"The little brown strip is a single piece. There are a few this size. Look slightly to the left, there are some small pieces that size, too "

I love that! Thanks for showing this to us!
Celeste is offline  
Old 10-15-2011, 07:20 PM
  #4  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Kansas
Posts: 20,402
Default

Nice
blueangel is offline  
Old 10-15-2011, 07:27 PM
  #5  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
auniqueview's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Ft. Myers, Fl
Posts: 582
Default

I just can't get over how closely sewn this quilt is. Anyone who doesn't quilt...or someone less interested, would have just decided it was one big piece. I just kept looking at it. Some of the fabric is printed like quilted material, which kind of throws you off. I am glad that tear was in there, lol...to show me I was right, and it was pieced.

Oh, did I mention I paid $15 for the quilt? It measures 80 X 99. I brought it fresh and warm from the dryer and put it on the couch, and my doxie, Daisy (the one in my avatar) just put on the biggest smile. She loves quilts, especially fresh warm ones, lol.
auniqueview is offline  
Old 10-15-2011, 07:43 PM
  #6  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Triad, North Carolina
Posts: 639
Default

Very nice! Someone made it with lots of love.
Lady Crafter is offline  
Old 10-15-2011, 07:51 PM
  #7  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
auniqueview's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Ft. Myers, Fl
Posts: 582
Default

I was just looking at the piece that is torn, and it probably should be replaced. But I know my limitations, lol. However, I think I am getting more sewing savvy by the day. Instead of trying to repair it, ...too big a hole, and the material is too fragile, or place another block on top of it,...no where near the skill this quilter had...., I think I will cut out a red heart, fuse it on interface to give it some body, and machine applique it over the top, using red thread....because the backing is red with little white flowers. That would cover the tear, reinforce the material, not show my lack of skill (hopefully), and not show up overly much on the back.

THought?
auniqueview is offline  
Old 10-15-2011, 08:14 PM
  #8  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Brady TX
Posts: 6,549
Default

Originally Posted by auniqueview
I was just looking at the piece that is torn, and it probably should be replaced. But I know my limitations, lol. However, I think I am getting more sewing savvy by the day. Instead of trying to repair it, ...too big a hole, and the material is too fragile, or place another block on top of it,...no where near the skill this quilter had...., I think I will cut out a red heart, fuse it on interface to give it some body, and machine applique it over the top, using red thread....because the backing is red with little white flowers. That would cover the tear, reinforce the material, not show my lack of skill (hopefully), and not show up overly much on the back.

THought?
Sounds great!! :thumbup:
dublb is offline  
Old 10-16-2011, 12:15 AM
  #9  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Mabank, Texas
Posts: 8,780
Default

I'm with Daisy, I love nice warn quilts.
BETTY62 is offline  
Old 10-16-2011, 05:26 AM
  #10  
Super Member
 
Chicca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Grants Pass, Oregon
Posts: 2,179
Default

Thank you for sharing! I really enjoyed looking at this quilt. I think your heart applique sounds like a wonderful way to cover the tear. Hope that you and Daisey enjoy it for many years to come.
Chicca is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
butterflies5518
Pictures
13
02-24-2013 06:48 PM
Cindy60545
Pictures
33
12-04-2012 08:13 AM
craftybear
Links and Resources
19
06-10-2011 06:41 PM
Wendys Quilts
Main
8
09-24-2010 08:17 AM
NewsletterBot
Main
2
08-24-2007 05:49 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter


SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.