Saturday, October 27, 2012

Quilting up a storm

'Frankenstorm': Worse than sum of its nasty parts

I'm sorry....I did not mean to cause a storm when I pinned those quilts!!!
But I have been doing some quilting.  I'm on the second one and when I showed Sir Old Man the pattern of stitches, he thought my quilting looked like the "perfect storm" that is traveling up the East Coast!    

Want to see.....   I am using the feathered swirl on this quilt.    LOL....I do think he is right!   The swirl is the eye of the storm and the feathered plumes are the storm bands.  Think I should rename this motif?
I am using a gray color of Isacord thread.   


  Not a great shot, but you can get an idea  of the size of motif I am stitching.  I did not want dense quilting on this as it is a gift.   The quilt pattern is a Turning Twenty Again done in batiks.  The blue square is 4"....I think.  The pin is a good reference too for the size.  
  
  If you are in the storm's path, stay safe.  Me...oh, I'll be strapped down safely at the machine.
Happy stitching.  
      

8 comments:

  1. That is a very nice quilting pattern--and it does look rather storm path-ish!
    Stay safe!

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  2. I love batiks! Beautiful batiks, beautifully quilted. The gray threads look silvery. An excellent thread color for quilting batiks. Thank you for the idea :D

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  3. Very pretty, & love the choice of thread! I agree--it does look like a storm. Of course, I love a good storm (we don't get hurricanes here). I've just been piecing up a storm here--3 tops and working on a 4th! Hope to join you on the quilting this coming week!

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  4. That is a perfect storm quilting pattern. I like the way your DH thinks. ;) What beautiful quilting & beautiful fabrics you are putting together for this quilt. Praying for you & yours during this time...hunker down.

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  5. Oh this looks great. The gray thread is a wonderful match with the Batiks, very striking.

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  6. Lookin' good! Keep your feet dry.

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  7. Ha! He was right, that motif does look just like Sandy! Thanks for helping out with quilt blocks to send to the victims.

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