Friday, January 3, 2014

Patriotic Park View Quilt Top 2

Last Sunday, I made a quilt top just like this one for the Park View Lutheran Quilting Ministry, but the cross in the center was blue. Today I used the same fabrics, but switched some of them around so that the cross was red. I also switched the blue and red blocks around in a few other places. I think each time I make a quilt top for the PVLQM, I will use this same design, using only 4 different fabrics. Here is the one I sewed together today. The lighter blocks on the bottom half of the quilt, below the cross center, that kind of looks like a double ‘Y’ reminds me of someone raising their arms in praise.

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Just like the other one, I laid out the blocks, then took a picture, printed it and taped it to a picture on the wall. I did not pin the pieces to each other, I just stacked the fabrics for each row in the order I needed to sew them, and then double checked to see if I had the right pieces as I went. I brought my ironing board up to my kitchen so I didn’t have to run downstairs to iron the rows before I sewed them to each other. I liked that setup.

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I tried some new bobbin thread. I bought a bunch of prewound bobbins from a seller on eBay. Click the picture to see the seller if you are interested. It is actually a fine polyester embroidery thread. There is nothing quilters dislike more, than running out of bobbin thread! I like using a big cone of thread on the top of the machine for that same reason. Like the saying goes, ‘It’s all fun and games until the bobbin runs out!’

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The thread worked great without adjustments for tension, and after doing the whole quilt top, I probably only used about 1/3 of the bobbin. (Bobbin cover removed to photograph).

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Ta da! Here it is!

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I have ironed the top, and now all I have to do is cut some strips for binding, and I can fold it up and put it in the bag to take with me on when I go sew with the Park View ladies!

5 comments:

Jeanna said...

It looks wonderful Michelle!

Kristie said...

Another beautiful quilt! I love using the embroidery thread to sew with and I also quilt mostly with Madeira thread. I love that stuff.
Kristie

Debbie said...

Hey, I'd know those feet anywhere! Really nice quilt.

Pokey said...

It's a wonderful design, and the colors are great! Good plan, I'm sure it will be appreciated ~
:-}pokey

kath001 said...

It turned out beautifully! And that container of bobbins is all that and a bag of chips!

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