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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Farmhouse Charm

Happy Needle and Thread Thursday, friends!  Yes, I am still under orders to keep my sewing to a minimum, but I don't think that putting a binding on by machine is too much, do you?

Ordinarily I quilt my own quilts, but Brooke at Lady Belle Fabrics has recently expanded her business to include longarm services, and offered to quilt this one for me so that I could let everyone know about her new venture.  The offer actually came before I hurt my neck, but the timing was perfect- especially since this quilt is so large.  I really wanted this quilt finished before Christmas, and there is no way I could have done it on my own.

I chose the argyle quilting pattern, and I love the way it plays against the blocks.  I asked for the pattern to be sized down so that the quilting was fairly dense, and it looks so good.  The sunshine yesterday showed it off really well, and I'm so pleased with it!  You can check out Lady Belle's quilting services HERE, or you can get to it with the tab on their main shop page.

On the back, I used a larger green floral along with a tomato red polkadot, both from the Farmhouse II collection.  And the solid red binding from the line frames everything nicely.  This finished quilt is queen sized- 90" x 96", and will look amazing in my mother and father in laws' bedroom.  I can't wait for them to see it in person!

Last week's party was lots of fun!  Linda at kokaquilts shared this beauty, her final finish for the year-

I love the subtlety of this Two-Color Challenge quilt by Michelle at From Bolt to Beauty-

Sophie at Luna Lovequilts linked up this fun, modern baby quilt.

Jayne at Twiggy and Opal shared this little paper pieced hummingbird, called Sugar Baby.  Love it!

And Sew Preeti Quilts showed off her stunning Colorwash quilt.  Her post has lots of close-ups, so check it out!

WOW!  Y'all are just awesome!  I can't wait to see your projects this week.  Let's party!

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  1. Your quilt looks fabulous, Kelly! The quilting design was a great choice :)

  2. love that quilt and she quilted it really nice. I have that quilt pattern and made it once and seeing it makes me want to do another one.

  3. Your 'farmhouse charm' looks wonderful! And thanks for including my 'candied flowers' quilt in your line up this week!

  4. This is a gorgeous quilt. Is the design one of yours? I have some fabric that would look great like this, just the right amount of piecing.

    1. Thanks, Robby! I didn't use a pattern for this quilt, but the block is very simple. Just cut 6.5" squares on the diagonal, then sew a 1/5" x 10.5" strip between the two halves. Then use a 6.5" square ruler to trim to size. The block finishes at 6". You can cut 4 complete blocks (squares and strips) from each quarter yard of fabric (or from each FQ). Enjoy!

      :) Kelly

  5. Having the size of the quilting down sized was a great choice; what a beautiful finish!

  6. Your quilt is so beautiful! Love the quilting design you choose, and that binding is perfect color!

  7. A beautiful finish Kelly. Take care of yourself and have a very Merry Christmas.

  8. Love your quilt!! Can you lead me to the pattern please?

  9. The argyle quilting leaves an awesome texture. Just beautiful! The humming bird is adorable too.

  10. That quilting is amazing! It just gives the quilt a little something extra. Don't overdo it :)


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