Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Metro Hoops Quilted

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This past week I have enjoyed custom quilting my Metro Hoops quilt that I pieced back in January.    This pattern is by Jenny Pedigo of Sew Kind of Wonderful using her Quick Curved Ruler.  If you have followed my blog for awhile you know I love making Jenny’s patterns and using her Quick Curve Ruler.

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After I pieced the top I made a few sketches of what I wanted to do for quilting designs, I knew right away what I wanted to do in the center of the circles and in the blue diamonds but no idea what to quilt in the background between the circles.  I decided to just load the quilt and see what happens.  Well after glancing at the cover of the pattern I realized that I like the vertical lines Jenny did as it allows the design in the circle to be the focus so that’s what I did.

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For the main quilting design I created a double lined square and pebbled between the double lines.   Added a feather motif to the curved area and a Petal feather in the center.  I used the same Petal feather in the blue diamonds.   I stitched in the ditch along the curved piecing and between all the piecing in the rings.

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I used one layer of Quilters Dream Blend batting, White So Fine thread on top and White Bottom Line thread on the back.

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Thought I would add a few before and after pictures as I enjoy seeing the transformation that the quilting creates.

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I used a Moda Jelly Roll for this quilt, it was Kate Spain’s Sunnyside collection.

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45 comments:

  1. Kathy, that quilt is just wonderful, love your quilting design!! Carole @ From My Carolina Home

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  2. Gorgeous, Kathy. Thanks for sharing the before and after pictures. Your quilting is always exquisite but what a difference the quilting made! Love the centre of the hoops.

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  3. Love those before and after shots Kathy....love the quilting and your fabric choices....another pattern for my ever growing list.....it's fabulous!

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  4. Wow...love the quilting!!! It is really fun to see the before and after with the quilting. I bought Jenny's ruler but haven't picked on design to try yet...she has so many fun ones!

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  5. Your quilting is beautiful. The before and after shots side-by-side are great. The quilting really brings it to life.

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  6. So pretty :D Sure do love your quilting, as always! And the back is a really lovely color for it.

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  7. How ordinary it looks before the quilting, almost dull and then .. transformation! What inspired quilting. This would make a lovely wedding present quilt and I think it looks nicer than the rings. Really great quilt, what are you going to do with it?

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  8. So beautiful Kathy. A work of art!

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  9. Really beautiful, the quilting does make the patchwork shine!

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  10. Spectacular! Your quilt wonderfully demonstrates an old adage: the quilting makes the quilt. What a gorgeous piece of work!

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  11. Wow, I agree with all the other comments. Fabulous quilting and such a transformation.

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  12. I love everything about this quilt, .......the pattern , the colour choice, not to mention your choice of machine quilting. It really is a gorgeous quilt!

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  13. You have done a really spectacular job on this quilt, Kathy! So light and elegant, and your custom quilting is perfect. Congratulations, I bet it feels good to have it live up to your intentions!

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  14. Your quilting design choices are totally you. The quilting definitely makes the quilt!

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  15. stunning quilting!!!! I am always anxious to see what you've done

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  16. geewhizzz!!! Love it! and I especially love the before and after! Well done again Kathy!

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  17. Beautiful quilting, Kathy! I often post the before and after photos of tops to quilts and get many remarks back on the transformation the stitching makes. I have found that new quilters and non-quilters especially tend to appreciate and enjoy seeing what can be done to a seemingly flat surface with creative quilting.

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  18. That is so beautiful, love the quilt and your quilting choices !!!

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  19. Beautiful! What material did you use for the backing? Love your stuff. Someday I hope to get out that way as I am not too far away in Saskatchewan. Take care!

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    1. I just used a 108" wide light blue backing. I actually bought it from the lady with the Semi Trailer that drives around the prairies with a quilt shop in her trailer! :)

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  20. AAAAAAHHHHH! So, so beautiful. Now, feeling totally inspired, I have absolutely no more excuses for not starting my Metro Rings quilt (I pulled the fabrics last November)....And, as beautiful as your top is, the quilting just raised it from stunning to spell-binding. It is just magnificent, Kathy! Congrats.

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  21. I agree with everyone else...you did a fantastic job! Love your Motif!! Perfect choice!

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  22. Beautifully quilted AND beautifully photographed. Before and after shots are so helpful in really appreciating the impact of the quilting. Love the vertical lines, seems to be becoming more popular.

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  23. Your quilting is just wonderful!

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  24. Your quilting brought the piece to life. So awesome,

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  25. Absolutely gorgeous.... from the fabric selection to the quilting. Stunning!

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  26. You have done a fantastic job with the piecing and with the Magnificent Quilting. Love your work and Jennys mind with her patterns :)

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  27. Love it when you put the before and afters together, it makes such a striking difference. What a beautiful quilt!

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  28. This turned out just so amazing! Love the quilting you did!

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  29. beautiful quilting Kathy. The pictures show the amazing talent that you have for bringing out the best in any project. Keep up the good work.

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  30. Wow! That is a beautiful quilt.

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  31. I really love the way this quilt turned out and because you used Kate Spain fabrics it is even more terrific. The quilting designs you used on it are perfect.

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  32. It's just so lovely. I fall in love with this pattern every time I see a beautiful example, and yours is one of the very best. Stunning work. -Letty

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  33. Amazing how much your beautiful quilting adds to the quilt!!

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  34. Your quilting is just beautiful. Always enjoy seeing what you have completed. Really awesome skills.

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  35. C'est magnifique ! J'aime beaucoup ce matelassage des anneaux de mariage ! Félicitations

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  36. wow you do such beautiful work. I must find this pattern so I can try my best to make it as a gift.

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  37. Thanks for showing the before and after photos, it really shows what a tremendous difference nice quilting can have on a quilt. Good job!

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  38. Awesome! I´ve just know your blog, and it is a pleasure find people to learn about quilting.
    It is beautiful see the before and after
    Hugs from Spain

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