Monday, December 3, 2012

Catch a Christmas Star

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This is Raye’s second appliqué quilt that I quilted for her this year and the pattern is called Catch a Christmas Star by Bunny Hill Designs.  I took this picture a few weeks ago but things look different here now, we have a ton of snow and you can’t even see where my ice rink is!!  Good thing the boys do not have school today, they can help shovel the foot of snow that is one it!!  No they don’t have a Snow day, it just a regular planned day off.  My boys have always wished for a snow day but the school bus keeps making it to our house no matter how deep the snow is!

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Raye appliquéd this quilt by hand with a buttonhole stitch and embroidered embellishments.

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I had fun with all the different background fills and SID around all the appliqué.  I did my curls in the black inner border a bit different and paired the curls together with the first one being larger than added a slightly smaller one off of it. I really like how it turned out instead of making them evenly spaced all around.  Some times a subtle change can make a difference.

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I used Dream Puff batting to give it extra loft and So Fine threads, probably had about 8 thread changes on this one.

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I added loops and stars in the red border to go with the folksy feel the quilt has.

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18 comments:

  1. Both of these quilts are lovely! Your quilting has really enhanced the applique and brought out the overall theme so well!

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  2. Raye has very lucky daughter in laws! Super cute quilt.

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  3. Очень красиво!!!У Вас сказочные работы!!!

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  4. It is the best Christmas quilt that I ever seen/ Superb/

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  5. Kathy! is incredible! This is the whole story! And the northern lights, and a shooting star, and snowmen, and winter! Fabulous! Thanks for the fun!

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  6. This is fantastic! I love the chosen fabrics, and your quilting really makes the whole thing just pop!

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  7. Kathy I love your quilting on both of the quilts you did for your customer. Perfect!
    Karen

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  8. Wow, Kathy, these are really beautiful quilts, heirlooms, very special. Her daughter-in-laws are very lucky girls indeed. Your swirls are perfect for these quilts, looks like snow blowing (spinning) every where! I would be walking in circles after all those swirls! Lol!

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  9. Simply awesome - the work R. did and yours. What happy gals to hang these up! Well done!
    Love the pictures in the snow!

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  10. Love this quilt, and your quilting makes it very special....

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  11. How beautiful , love the quilt and your quilting really makes them pop , gorgeous!

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  12. Thanks for showing us this beautiful quilt - I made the same one about 8 years ago and never quilted it because I just wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it. This gives me great inspiration - it's next on my list to quilt - FINALLY!

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  13. Fantastické, celá vaše práce je obdivuhodná. Moc se mi líbí a držím palce ať máte spoustu nových nápadů.

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