Monday, September 30, 2013

Sister quilt Phase 1 COMPLETE!

Welcome from Port Orange, Florida USA 

(near Daytona Beach :)

I am Kathi B. Clower!

I have been working fairly regularly every day on making triple diagonal lines on the Sister Quilt or Hammock Quilt ... as I have come to start calling it.  I finally finished the gross or major part of the  quilting!  I put in the final diagonal line this morning and planned phase 2!  I started this exactly 3 weeks ago so that is pretty fast for me :)
Here is a section from the middle and bottom of the quilt... it is a good sized throw... will have to measure accurately after the quilting, washing and drying is done :)

The triple line action doesn't show much now ... but when phase 2 in complete I think the design will be well complemented.
The plan is to quilt in the rhombuses a squared figure eight and fill in the bow ties.. kinda looks like the bow ties are being reflected in the white space...

I wanted to get jazzy with the thread color but that doesn't work because my backing is white... so I will use my lovely YLI 40 wt hand quilting thread for this part of the project... I debated also using a backstitch instead of a typical quilting running stitch.... but after a trial run I like the quilted look I think... how about you?
The blue lines will go away with the wash... and the humidity I quilt in... so I am only adding them a quilting amount at a time :)


UPDATE:
A few blocks of the Hammock Quilt done :)
And the bottom right corner completed with my name added (date will be added when I finish quilting before binding)....

The 13 year old UFO quilt I finished and mailed has been slept under and cuddled under with the grandkids and thoroughly blended into everyday life... that makes THIS worth it to me :)  Is the time you put into your craft worth it???

 Also.... My daughter is getting ready for her first high school dance... check out how cute she is ...

Before I know it my baby will be going to PROM!

Hope you have a blessed week... back to quilting I go... Phase 2 will be FUN!  120 blocks of it! lol

This blog is linked to Celebrate Quilting Blog Hop for Fall 2013 ... check it out here!  You will see lots of fun quilty stuff there :) 
Kathi



6 comments:

  1. Brandi looks beautiful! As does your quilt job. :D

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  2. Hand quilting a little every day sure adds up. Good job! Keep at it.

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  3. Your daughter looks so cute! Loving your sister quilt!

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  4. Your quilting is wonderful and your daughter is so cute.

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  5. Cute and proud daughter. Hope she has a good time at dance.
    I love your quilt. Will there be a pattern? I hope so.

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    1. Since I could not respond to your anonymous post thought I would leave the response here if you wander back :) Every comment is appreciated. Glad you like the quilt... it is made from a book called scrapbasket quilts and is called "Picnic" pattern :)

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