Wednesday, March 26, 2014

One Down, One to Go

I finished one of the two Mid-Winter Blues quilts I made from Lori's Quilt Along.  I used gold silk thread.

**Updated on March 26th**
I machine quilted this with my walking foot.  I quilt it on the diagonal weaving back and forth doing the leaf shapes or figure 8s.  After quilting all the way around in all directions, the circle pattern is created.  I hope this answers the questions.


I used my pounce marker, which I had sort of forgotten about and it worked great for this overall teacup, or pumpkin seed stencil.  They have a new powder now that comes off with a steam iron.  I had to wash mine, but that's okay.





















I used this patriotic fabric for the backing.


The painters are here again this week to paint the bathrooms and bedrooms.  I had to practically move out of my sewing room, but it will be worth it.


I found the PERFECT neutral for the sewing room; Benjamin Moore's Muslin.  How could I resist?


Hope you have a great week.

23 comments:

  1. I love the teacup quilting! The gold thread is so pretty. Did you use your walking foot? I'm such a chicken to try things like that. Moving your sewing room is a big job - muslin sound like the perfect color for it :0)

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  2. *LOL* Love your paint choice for the sewing room!
    That is a great way to quilt your Mid-Winter Blues! Will you do the other the same way?
    I can't believe all the great patriotic fabrics you find!

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  3. Very pretty quilting!! And Muslin paint...perfect!

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  4. I love your Mid Winter Blues quilt! Gold teacup quilting has such a wonderful ring to it!! How fun that your sewing room is being painted in muslin!

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  5. LOVE your Mid Winter Blues quilt! It's so gorgeous! And the quilting you did is just right for it! Awesome! And your color palette for your house is wonderful!

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  6. I love teacup quilting. I always use my pounce for borders or if using stencil. I love it. I also have blue pounce for light fabrics.
    Your house colors are beautiful. I really like that neutral for your sewing room.

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  7. I love it Barb! The teacup quilting is lovely!
    Muslin I think is the perfect name too. Do your painters do pretty quick work?

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  8. The muslin paint color is brilliant! That's why I always love checking in with you--you always have a great take on things.

    The quilt is beautiful. I gave my pouncer away to Goodwill (thrift store) as I was so fed up with the whole getting the chalk marks off, and now I find out they have a new chalk. Sigh. A day late and a dollar short. I love the backing fabric--works perfectly with the front!

    Elizabeth
    opquilt.com

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  9. The pumpkin seed quilting looks so good - nice to see a pounce pad in action as I've not seen it used before (I used to sell them at my old work!). Hope the painting is finished soon.

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  10. Hahaha -- you're right -- with a name like Muslin, the paint MUST be used LOL. I love your little mini. I've never used the pounce stuff -- does it stay on pretty well while you're working with the quilt and moving it all around? And did you machine quilt it? Did you do it in circles (hmmm, how to get from point A to point B) or long wavy lines? Inquiring minds want to know!

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  11. Thimbleanna asked the question I want to know too. How do you start on that stencil and what is the path you follow?
    Your little quilt looks so great with that design on top......lovely choice of colors and quilting thread.

    Happy Sewing

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  12. I love the pumpkin seed stitch on your quilt, it is one I must remember to try. Mid Winter Blues is a perfect name for this winter in particular!
    Your paint selections look good. How could you not go with Muslin???

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  13. Love Mid Winter Blues - great top and great backing too! Isn't Pounce good stuff? I love it for hand quilting. And yes, great paint color for your sewing room!

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  14. Your Midwinter Blues is beautiful. Did you use a walking foot or free motion foot to quilt it? Muslin is perfect for the sewing room. Hugs

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  15. Beautiful little quilt. I want to know more too - is it machine quilted? where did you stop and start, and answers to other commenter's questions. Pretty please and thank you.

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    1. Hi Judy -
      You are a no-reply blogger, so I hope you see my response here. It is machine quilted with my walking foot. I take several small stitches to start and stop.

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  16. I like the pounce markers too. LOVE the paint colors. How great to pick all your colors. Muslin is perfect!

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  17. I think I heard a chorus of angels when I saw your pounce marker. That thing is just what I've been looking for. Who makes it and where did you get it? Congratulations on the finish. I may finish something myself if I can get one of those markers. :)

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  18. I think your post finally clarified for me what pounce markers are! Great little quilt--the stitching pattern works beautifully with the design of the quilt.:)

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  19. Thank you for the paint suggestion, Benjamin Moore Muslin might just be the perfect paint color for my son's room.

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  20. Lookin' good :). And you will love your new room when it's all done.

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  21. Another great finish, Barb! And your paint colors are lovely.

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  22. It is a perfect color, warm, soothing. I put it in our our master bedroom. Thanks for the post it is a reminder for me to write down all the BM paint names. Glad you are settling in nicely. Meredith

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