30.9.11

Lemon Pie is finished

A finished quilt is a beautiful thing.


Lemon Pie
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 I'm so glad I've switched my focus from my FWS to finishing up a few things on my WIP pile such as the quilt above.

Here's some texture detail on the back:


quilt back
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I really like how velvety-soft the backing fabric feels - almost like a brushed cotton.  It's a lavender dot print from Lucien.  I used a variegated thread for the top stitching and plain grey (Coats & Clark) in the bobbin.  It blends beautifully with the lavender.


I had just completed the free-motion quilting and was changing feet on my machine to start on the binding and my machine went dead.  Kaput.  Oy.  I took it into the shop on Tuesday and got a royal spanking from the shop owner for horrific negligence.  3 years is WAY too long to go without a service.  I guess the equivalent would be to drive your car for 20k without an oil change!!!  So, I have my fingers crossed that there is nothing major wrong that can't be resolved with a thorough cleaning and adjustment.  I have a quilting class in mid-Oct. for which I need my machine and it's questionable it will be done by then. 

If anyone reading this is thinking this sounds familiar, don't make my mistake; stop what you're doing and take your machine in IMMEDIATELY for servicing!

I still have my Featherweight which came in handy for making the binding strips and finishing up the quilt.  I can still work on piecing my FWS blocks too.



Lemon Pie, Completed!
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Have a GREAT weekend!

Here's my tubby guy Axel - we bought him a battery operated hamster in hopes he'd chase it and get more exercise.  As you can see here, he wasn't too impressed.
Axel vs. Hamster


7 comments:

Shirley said...

Your "Lemon Pie" is really nice!!
The quilting, everything about it is good!
This is your design?

Claudia said...

Hi Shirley, thanks!! This is a Piece O' Cake Designs from a quilting magazine. There are more blog entries (should be tagged) in my blog.

ga447 said...

Love the quilt and love the yellow and purple. I have a WIP and will have to complete it by end of October, first going on vacation overseas.

Lesly said...

Omg Claudia, it is spectacular! I am so inspired to try some appliqué now - something I have terrified to take up, but yours is so pretty that I just can't resist!

Angie said...

That quilt is gorgeous! You did a fantastic job. Your Axel looks like our Homer Kitty--a beautiful black baby. :) I'm afraid my machine is loooong overdue for a check up. :/

Carol Sanin said...

pretty, love the quilting.

Michelle @ the quilted tortoise said...

It's absolutely gorgeous Claudia!! Your quilting is amazing!