Friday, June 24, 2011
Buckeye Beauty, Masculine Quilting
Despite having more pressing issues, I couldn't resist quilting this scrappy Buckeye Beauty. My thread is a quiet beige/tan, and this design is called Innies and Outies, from http://www.patsythompsondesigns.com/. If you want to learn some techniques for quilting on your domestic sewing machine, her DVDs are THE ticket! I spent some time on YouTube today and she also has 3-4 free sample videos, each one over 6-7 minutes long. Try it, you might like it.
This pattern tends to look good on guy quilts - like a topographic maps. This is similar to Dwirling, but smaller in scale, as I don't have a lot of room for hand movement on my machine. It DOES use a lot of thread.
The fabrics are from many shirts I've made over the past 20 years, current shirts for husband, shirts from brothers, maybe even my Dad who passed away in the '70s, and some Mission Shirts, ala Bonnie Hunter/quiltville.com.
We are under yet another severe storm warning. Usually every time it rains/storms, we get hail with it, and gardens take a beating! I only have hostas, that have made it intact, so far anyway. The floods are not affecting us in our town, but are a problem farther east and south of us near the Platte River.