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Sunday, 9 October 2011

Irish chain with red embroideries.

It is another limited fabric quilt I used 3 deep reds, a mid tone print and cream.

The quilting around the embroideries is minimal - stitch in the ditch around the edge. The remaining quilting is a free form pattern that I love and call swirls and curves.

This quilt is actually a gift for people moving away from the town who are members of our church. Therefore the back has a panel for people to sign.  I have included a photo because I thought that someone might find it useful to see how I constructed it. originally I intended just to have the central area red border and floral outside. However this would have been too small. I added the cream border to make it bigger - - but not on the edge. I find it is much easier to have the widest border on the outside as a narrow border really displays any irregularity of placement between the front and back.

4 comments:

  1. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing the tip about the border placement. Your free motion quilting is very nice! : ) June

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  2. So beautiful! They will most certainly treasure this work of art!!!

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  3. Your quilting is wonderful. I shall begin dooooodling!

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