Sunday, September 21, 2008

Go USA!

My main Quiltathon activity so far today has been watching the USA win the Ryder Cup but I have been working on hand quilting my Wonky Trees. All my words are stem stitched (click photo for a larger view).
I've quilted a tree in this tone on tone block and although I've quilted through the other trees I think this one will get lost if I quilt the fly stitches on the inside so I'm leaving it as is for now. I still have most of the top row to fill in with fly stitches but it's coming along.

This top by Deb in AZ is the next one to be loaded - it will be going back to her to donate and she said she'd be happy with Baptist Fans BUT I'm not going to quilt across this dark sashing with light thread so I'm going to do some line dancing in these blocks.

I've been practicing on paper but first I wasted time looking for my copy of the book. I couldn't find it anywhere but luckily, there are examples online so I was still able to pick a design.


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13 comments:

Vicki W said...

That is a really cute quilt and line dancing will be perfect! I love your trees - they look great! Your shirt is going in the mail tomorrow.

Paula said...

Love your wonky trees! It looks great!

Susan D said...

Mary,
I can't wait for pictures of the line dancing that you do. Great idea! Ah-- here comes more inspiration.

Randi said...

Hmmm...maybe your book is hiding with that pattern I've misplaced. How do they disappear? We are still watching Ryder Cup coverage, even though it's over. We are wanting to see the final ceremony. We are big Boo fans. My son got to go to the PGA tournament in Tulsa last year. He met Boo in a restaurant, the night before the tournament started. He was so friendly and they had a nice visit. The next day, Derek saw him before they started playing, and he quickly autographed Derek's cap, even though they weren't supposed to be getting anything autographed then. He's so down to earth. It's fun to cheer for him.

Rachel said...

You are my string quilt expert! I have a couple of questions about them - what kind of batting do you use and what setting (stitches per inch) on your longarm machine? Thanks!

Clare said...

Great job on the trees and I love the colours on Deb's quilt.

Helen in the UK said...

Your wonky trees are looking great. Congrats to the US on winning the Ryder cup ... I've just finished watching the highlights programme :)

Perry said...

I like your wonky trees. Nice job you are doing with the fly stitch on them.

Annemiek said...

Just catching up on blogreading and girl: you have been busy!
Really, REALLY love the trees. Gorgeous colours too!

Laurie said...

great job mary! and line dancing is fun, the pattern you drew is one that i love to do...it is quick and neat!
laurie

Cher said...

woohoo! the wonky tree is really looking great. I like your new line dancing idea for the string quilt. It ought to really add a great touch.

Deb in AZ said...

I really like the design you chose for the top.
Your wonky trees are coming together nicely :)

GailM. said...

I love the wonky trees. I made a wonky house at a Judy Morningstar workshop in Newfoundland in June. It's so fun to make something that's a little "off". And I love the line dancing quilt pattern. I might try that on a quilt top that I need to get at. Thanks for the inspiration.