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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Folk Dance Encore and NTT

Welcome to Needle and Thread Thursday, y'all!  With my roses in full bloom, it's my very favorite time of year to take quilt pictures, so I hope you'll indulge this slightly picture-heavy post.

As I mentioned in my last post, this quilt is a remake of my original Folk Dance quilt, and I'm keeping this one as a class sample, as well as for trunk shows (pattern available HERE and HERE).

I thought a dense, allover flower quilting motif would compliment the Anna Maria Horner fabrics nicely, and I have to say- I am as proud of this quilting as any I've ever done.  I even had a quilty friend ask if I had bought a longarm machine.  Nope- all quilted on my domestic BERNINA, but I take that as a huge compliment!

Even though I used 25 different prints in this quilt, I am saving the remainder of these fat quarters for a king size quilt for my bed.  I did use the smallest leftover pieces on the backing though, and it adds just a little bit of flair.

This quilt has a full rainbow of color, so I could have chosen almost any color binding.  This Kona Oasis was already in my stash, and I love how it frames the twirling skirt blocks, so it was a no-brainer.

Okie dokie, friends!  I owe you some winners from last week's April sponsor post!  First up, the two winners of the adorable Hello Spring embroidery from Fort Worth Fabric Studio are comments 20 (Lee), and 16 (Mary).


Next, the winner of the $25 gift card to LouLou's Fabric Shop is comment number 52 (Angela Bowling).

And last, but certainly not least, the winner of the $25 gift certificate to Lady Belle Fabrics is comment number 34 (Susan L.).  Congratulations to all four of you, and happy stitching and shopping!

Time to check out the eye-candy from last week's party!  This stunner is by Cyndi at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework-

Katie Mae Quilts shared this lovely quilt.  Definitely check out the post for some close ups of the quilt, but I couldn't resist including this gorgeous rainbow shot here.

Speaking of beautiful photos, check out this quilt from Elm Street Quilts.  A gorgeous quilt, and I love the beautiful setting!

The talent showcased at NTT week after week is simply amazing.  Without further ado, let's party!

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  1. The thought that you got a longarm went through my head, too! It is wonderful quilting.

  2. Perfect quilting! I really like the texture!

  3. Me too! I quilt on my domestic machine also, but nothing like that! Looks like something you would have to program into a long arm quilting machine (are they call pantograms?). I also love love the fabric combinations you used. It's such a pretty quilt!

  4. The flower motif is gorgeous! It's such a fun one to do on a domestic machine. Love your fabric choices of course. And that rainbow pic - wow!!

  5. Oh wow, your Folk Dance (perfect name btw) is beautiful and that quilting is stunning, very well done!! I also love that backing, so simple, but just right!

  6. Fabulous quilt and quilting.Great job!!

  7. I can't even imagine doing that quilting on my domestic machine! Is it a pattern that you marked or did you just get all "free-motion" and do it?!

  8. I was privileges to see Cynthia Brunz' quilt up close and personal, in person, last week, and I must say it's much more stunning that the photograph shows. Great pick!

  9. I love your quilt and your photoes, and the colours you've used.

  10. Wonderful quilting! Thanks for featuring my Goldilocks quilt!

  11. Thanks for featuring my Scrap Quilt this week. I am a little behind on my blog reading...

    Your newest quilt is lovely!

  12. Congrats on a gorgeous finish. The quilting worked out really well. Hopefully you can get in some more stitching now that all the book stuff is off your plate for a bit.


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