Wednesday, April 24, 2019

April Finish and a Blue and White Parade

It was pretty windy when I took photos of my quilts, but I was able to capture a few pictures hanging relatively flat between the gusts.
Finally! My Buggy Wheels quilt is finished.
I think it's my new favorite of all the quilts that I've made.
This was my One Monthly Goal for April and I am so pleased with how it turned out. 

Most of the quilting is continuous curves which ended up looking like orange peels. 



My next finish was the Hunter's Star top. I cut this quilt out using an Accuquilt die.
 I need to put that die to work and cut out a scrappy version too--it's on the "someday" list. 

In my previous post I mentioned the video I found to accomplish the quilting--love the texture that it added!



Since I was on a crazed quilting roll, I loaded up my Half and Half quilt on the HQ16 and put out the call for quilting ideas. 

I ended up doing an edge to edge design that looks a lot like a stipple--a pantograph called Amoebas Gone Wild.

And, lastly, I managed to complete the hand quilting on Arctic Circles. I did big stitch quilting (actually, really big stitching---lol!) using Cosmo Multiwork--a two strand embroidery floss that comes on a spool--so easy to use! 

Whew--that was a lot of finishes for one month!
 I would love to take a long nap now, but quilt camp is coming up at the end of the week and I have a lot to get done to be ready to go! 

Linking with One Monthly Goal HERE
April link-up is open!!

22 comments:

  1. Whew! When you get on a roll, you really roll!
    Have fun at quilt camp!

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  2. I love the restrained scrappiness of "Buggy Wheels" in just blue and white; that mix of fabrics makes the result so lively!

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  3. Wow - you have been busy. I love how these all came out. Blue and white is such a great combination.

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  4. Wow! That a lovely array of fabulous blue quilts. I hope you plan to enter one or more in the Houston Quilt Festival this year. I think the deadline is May, but they have a blue theme category and these would fit beautifully!

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  5. Dare I say that blue is your favorite color?! What glorious finishes! I've had that buggy wheels pattern in my 'someday' list for years, seeing your completed version might just be my inspiration to begin at long last.

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  6. What lovely blue and white quilts, Karen...one more beautiful than the next...i really love those deep blues...hugs, Julierose

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  7. I love blue/white quilts and this was a delightful quilt show! You have been one productive quilter this month. Must feel really good to have accomplished so much.

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  8. I am sitting here trying to think of a designer's name. I think Marsha is the first name. Your blue and white backgrounds look like her basics she is known for. Anyhow, pretty.

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  9. Wow, have you ever been busy! Gorgeous blues in all of them! I think my favorite is Half and Half just because it is so different. I haven't seen that pattern before. Did I say gorgeous blues?

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  10. Each one of these blue and white classic beauties are fabulous. I agree with Wendy, you need to see about submitting them for the Houston show.

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  11. Your work is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish!

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  12. Wow - what a great month of quilting! I love the Buggy Wheels quilt! That classic block is one of my favorites - I might have to make another one soon!

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  13. They are all wonderful. Great to see all your finishes. Beautiful blues in all quilts. Love seeing the Hunter's Star.

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  14. What a great accomplishment getting all those done to their present stage! What a relief that they will no longer be nagging you every time you turn around!

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  15. Wow! What an amazing month of finishes Karen!! I just adore all your beautiful blue and white quilts!! Fabulous! Enjoy the rest of your week! Christine xx

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  16. I love blue and white quilts. Yours are stunning!

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  17. Wow!! You were on fire this month! So many great finishes. I love blue and white quilts - it must have been so fun to have enough to make it a month's theme.

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  18. Love all of your blue and white quilts, even the backing fabrics are gorgeous - you are a serious over-achiever :D but in a nice way!!

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  19. Congratulations on your April monthly goal finish. It's a beautiful quilt. And I love all your blue and white quilts. What a lot of variety!

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  20. Oh my goodness that is a ton of finishes! Did you ever sleep?!? WOW!

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