Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Finishing the Mac Race

My July Modern Mini - Finishing the Mac
Yes, that is my nightgown, lol!  It has been a bit since I've done a PJ early morning photo.

I tried to quilt "wind" across the surface with light blue and pink silk threads.
I love the way silk looks as it glides over different colored fabric.
 I haven't sewn down the binding yet, it is glued in place.  The best technique I've ever used.  Here is the backing fabrics.  I had to use a light one for the top so it wouldn't shadow the front.
 I give myself a A- on matching the binding.  It may get better after it is stitched and pressed.
Here is a look my process for this quilt
 I spray basted it just went for it.
Remember Pasta Salad?  Well, it is as good as you remembered.  I hadn't made it in forever.  You can add just about anything, I added fresh herbs from my garden and it is such a nice side dish for a summer supper. 
 What can I say?  We're still smitten with Nutmeg.  She's a monster and tears around the house, but she is also sweet and soft.
 Happy Summer! and Smooth Sailing in August.
xo

15 comments:

  1. Wow, wow, wow! I love everything about this mini, including the fact that it commemorates the race and keeps it forever in their minds! I will link it up today when I post mine. And, if you hadn't told us it was your nightie, we would never have known!

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  2. Hee! I love your quilt...and your jammie shot! What that means to me is that it was Ok that I was out changing the sprinkler placement in my nightie! Thank you for the explanation of your method. That is helpful!

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  3. Just lovely mini to remember the race...what glue do you use that won't yuck up your needle? Lovely windy quilting...beautiful job on this--my favorite so far of all your minis...hugs, Julierose

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  4. I recognize that lighthouse! That is some sailboat race. I'm glad your family finished safely. Nice clean modern-look to the wall hanging. Why, I thought you were wearing a nice cool summer dress.

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  5. One of my favorite minis too! Love your dress!! LOL
    The quilting is perfect as is the binding.

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  6. I love seeing your modern minis each month! If you hadn't told us nobody would have known you were in your pj's. It's ok, out here in the middle of nowhere I can wear my nightshirt out in the garden and nobody knows or cares. Country living is the best!!

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  7. Your minis are so inspiring, Barb, and your kitten is very cute!

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  8. Love this mini especially since I know that lighthouse and race. Many thanks for the process shots. I'd give the binding an A+. Question, did you start and stop, changing your quilting thread colors, where the blue meets the pink?

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  9. "Finishing the Mac" is fabulous! It's a great remembrance of all the races "your guys" have been in. Your quilting does look like the winds across the lake and you do get an A+ for matching the binding so cleverly. Look how big Nutmeg is getting.

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  10. What a perfect July mini! I just love the design and the quilted "wind" looks fantastic! Really nice job on the binding, too :) I always enjoy seeing pics of Nutmeg--and Coco.

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  11. What a great quilt, and the "wind" quilting really makes it come alive! (I'd love to know more about your binding technique, especially the gluing part.)

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  12. I'm sorry i'm late !! Your quilt is beautiful and your quilting absolutely fabulous !!
    Is it difficult to make ??
    Enjoy the summer holidays my friend !

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  13. You make the best modern minis! Love this one, and the quilting is so perfect. Glue for binding - I haven't tried this. Great idea.

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  14. Love it, I need to challenge myself with making a mini a month : )

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  15. This little quilt is wonderful! I do think the quilting looks like wind. Such a perfect quilt for you to work on while your guys were sailing!

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