Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Boxy Rings Quilt #2


Here is triplet quilt #2. It has been done for close to a month but I haven't been super motivated to take pictures and post on it. Maybe because it looks exactly the same as the first one? Well anyway, I decided today was the day. It had been sitting in a heap in my quilting room, so I ironed it. While ironing, I decided that I am putting my blue water-soluble pen on notice (Colbert Report fans? No? Ok.). Anyway, I don't know why, but as I ironed it, some of the blue marks that had previously disappeared suddenly decided to reappear. I have never had that happen before, but it was driving me a little crazy--I kept finding all these little blue spots! Luckily they re-disappeared with water...so...crisis averted.


Aside from the different color placement of the shapes, this quilt was made exactly the same as the first one: fusible web applique on a single piece of white fabric, and blanket stitch in matching thread to sew each shape down.


The back of this one is Kona Azure...and it doesn't match exactly, but it's close enough. The quilting is the same as the first, as is the binding. Easy, easy!


I wanted to take pictures of this quilt someplace new and different...just to mix it up. Sometimes my yard gets boring. I am constantly on the prowl for interesting places to take quilt pictures. Today the big winner was my friend Sarah's backyard. They have this little fort that they built in their apple tree. It is the kind of thing I was always making plans to build when I was a kid so I think it is pretty cool. I decided it would be the location of my little photo shoot. And bonus, since the tree fort is made out of wood, I had something to tack the quilt to! No helpers necessary (my husband has totally been fired for acting unenthusiastic while holding quilts up for pictures)!


Two down, one to go!

8 comments:

  1. Great quilt and hilarious commentary about unenthusiastic "helpers" getting canned. :)

    I've had the blue pen reappear once the spot that I spritzed dried. I think the ink kind of "pooled" in the wetter spot and reappeared. Re-spritzing helped.

    LOVE this quilt!

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  2. This quilt is wonderful! You have some fantastic creations on your blog. I stopped in for a visit after seeing your great wedge quilts featured on Karen's blog "Selvage Quilts."
    I'm so glad I followed her suggestion.
    Greetings from "down south." I live in northern Iowa.

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  3. Love the colors, love the pattern!

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  4. love love love it! even for a 2nd time around. And you did choose a great location for photographing.

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  5. My favorite quilt I've seen this week so far!!! And love the quilting design. I'm a longarm quilter and am for sure going to remember that! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I am thinking the ladder needs to go in the house for a quilt holder. lol Love your quilt.

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  7. Beautiful quilt! And I'm loving the quilting design. I've done the wavy lines before, but never thought about doing double lines. That's a really nice effect.

    The reference to Colbert made me laugh. Nation, . . . :-)

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