Tuesday, October 13, 2015

2015 - My birthday tree planted about 5 years ago.  Fortunately, it grows faster than I do!  LOL

In case you don't remember - I MQ on a DSM, currently a Janome MC 6500.

Below is one border edge on my huge "Cowboy Up", aka Tumalo Trails, from Quiltville.com.  I am practicing these swirls, and I think the end result is quite passable!  8-)) .  I had originally thought this design would be very time consuming, but NO, I did about 60 inches in one sitting.  I was careful to match the light blue thread to the border color, so hopefully, the texture will show, not the thread. 
 OK, I keep showing it - but hey, I LOVE it! 

I'm getting ready to take a driving trip and frequently dig in my quilting stash for gifts that might be suitable.  I love ALL of my quilts but they don't do anyone any good in the closet.  The Rocky Road to Kansas (blue string) that I call "Stringing my Blues" is one of my favorites. The quilting in the white area was done in a variegated white and pastels - turned out really nice, but kinda feminine.  Next time I will quilt something more masculine in style. 


The hourglass turned out nice as well.  This is an easy quilt with strip piecing.

Below (left) is my "Handsome Log Cabin" - I had a man in mind but then remembered he is from Canada!  Uh ohhhh, WRONG colors!!!  

11 comments:

swooze said...

Your Tumalo Trails looks great. I will have to see if I can leader/ender it. I just started my tumbler quilt so that is going to probably eek in as my main project.

Janet O. said...

I don't think a Canadian man will care if he receives a red/white/blue quilt. Here in the U.S. we love red/white quilts and don't consider them "Canadian". Just MHO. : )

Mama Joan said...

All are lovely. Where can i get the pattern for the hourglass one? It looks familiar. Is it Quiltville?

Jen said...

You go right ahead and show it...I love it too, nice job! Happy you are back posting more, missed your inspiration.

Jen said...

Oh, and your quilting is very nice too. Your border looks more like baptist fans topsy turvy style than swirls to me....whatever, eh? lol,
it looks very nice.

Quiltdivajulie said...

You do wonderful DSM quilting . . . and you show that quilt as many times as you want. I think it is marvelous!!!

Ruth said...

Your Cowboy Up quilt is just gorgeous! As are all of these quilts. I know what you mean about loving all (well, for me, almost all) of your quilts. I was just going to say that the border quilting looks like mini baptist fans - and I saw that Jen said the same thing. Your quilting is always an inspiration.....

Purple Pam said...

I like all your quilts. Your swirly quilting is great. You are so accomplished on your DSM. Congratulations.

Vic in NH said...

I marvel at your smooth curves with the FMQ on your DSM, it looks beautiful! Hope your trip was fun and that you got to visit lots of those quilt shops along the way!

Anita said...

I'd keep showing it if it were mine. It is a beautiful quilt. One of these days I will make one.

Anita/Idaho

Lana Frazier said...

I looked at several of your posts. I'm always impressed with someone who can do such beautiful quilting on a domestic machine. Your quilts are stunning.