Sunday, March 5, 2017

Prairie Flower is Almost Finished

Hello Everyone,
 
My incarceration, I mean wonderful days spent in my machine quilting room are almost over!  This is my reward for four and a half days of machine quilting.  I am one happy camper!
 

 
One set of borders.  I call these Gail's border since my sister Gail made all of the blocks for me.
 


I first started this quilting marathon almost one week ago, and I do mean marathon, not a sprint.  When I decided to quilt in each of the little 1" squares, I didn't do the math.  There are 640 individually quilted squares in the Double X blocks. Had I calculated that in the beginning, I may have changed my mind on how I was going to quilt this.  I'm actually delighted now that I didn't change my mind.  If you had asked me that last Thursday, I would have looked at you cross-eyed! 


 My task today is to turn the quilt, and machine quilt the side red, and then rust colored borders.


My back is scrappy.  I cut up all of my left over fabrics into large squares and sewed them all back together.  I love to use what I have, and just about every scrap was incorporated in the back.
 


After I finish machine quilting the sides, I will attack the miles of binding.  The quilt is 94" x 94"......that's a ton of binding.  My arm is starting to ache just thinking about it.  The minute the hanging sleeve and label are finished, this quilt is shipping to the East Coast for a photo shoot for Marcus Fabric.  The yummy fabrics are Conestoga Crossing by Pam Buda.  As far as I know, we will be kitting this quilt at In Between Stitches exactly as you see it here.  I will also be teaching the class in the near future at In Between Stitches.  I guess it would help to finish the pattern writing first!

It's a very rainy Sunday morning here in California.  We may wash away during the rain or shine flag football game today.  Time to get out the yellow rain slicker.....again.

Soon,
Lynn



 

21 comments:

  1. The whole quilt is stunning, Lynn! I love what you did to my border blocks! Can't wait to see it in person! It's another show stopper!

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  2. This is such a stunning quilt! The quilting is stupendous!

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  3. Stunning! Thats one BIG task you have taken on but it will be worth it.

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  4. Absolutely beautiful I have enjoyed watching the progress so much.

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  5. YES!! That is so pretty! And I can't imagine how long it would take for me to do that quilting up. :) Eh - the binding will be nothing after all that checkerboard work!

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  6. Amazing quilting Lynn. Also how big do you try to make your Squares for the back?

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  7. Wow, Lynn that quilt is gorgeous! To bad it has to be mailed off so quickly, you don't get to enjoy it at all! Congratulations on another outstanding piece of cozy art 🙂

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  8. Wow, Lynn that quilt is gorgeous! To bad it has to be mailed off so quickly, you don't get to enjoy it at all! Congratulations on another outstanding piece of cozy art 🙂

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  9. Lynn, this is just beautiful!! Great job! And I just love 'Gail's borders too :))

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  10. Beautiful, You outdid yourself on that one.

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  11. It is simply magnificent. Well worth the "marathon".

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  12. Love the "simple" quilting in the black fabric of the "Gail Border". Once again, it's all in the details. I would credit you with quilting every little square in the cross blocks (16 x 113 = 1808) and of course every other block and border. Truly Magnificent, Lynn!

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  13. Your quilt is absolutely stunning! Early on I noted your quilting plan. Well executed.

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  14. absolutely incredible. Another fabulous quilt and quilting. You are so good you should think about doing machine quilting for a living....... :-) I like your crossed out word.....

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  15. That is just beautiful, but I'm glad it wasn't me doing those "every other one filled in" squares!! Gorgeous!!! Hugs, H

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  16. I love the quilting. I just took delivery of a Baby Lock Coronet and pray that one day my quilts will look like yours.

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  17. I LOVE everything about this quilt. It is beautiful! It's wonderful to have a sister who quilts, too. I am hoping there will be a pattern so I can make one, too.

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