Monday, May 18, 2009

#6

I briefly thought about piecing today rather than quilting but after looking at the date (how did it get to be the 18?) I decided I needed to quilt.

This top for HeartStrings was pieced by Barbara in Florida -- I have instructions for a quilt using this block call Boxed Squares on my MaryQuilts.com site but you'll also find it called Cobblestones. Quilted with an allover wavy grid using the piecing lines of the block, this was a perfect one to follow the one from Saturday that I stitched in the ditch!

When quilting this grid I do all my horizontal lines first, and then reload the quilt in the other direction and do the crossing lines. Even with loading it twice, this is quick to quilt.

Do you see the cute backing? Thanks to Sheree from HeartStrings, who keeps me stocked with backings from donated fabric about 60% of all the backings for HeartStrings quilts are already pieced and ready to load.

While I love my stitch regulator, this was another one that was actually easier to quilt in manual mode.


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14 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

The wavy grid on the boxed squares is perfect!

Silverthimble said...

This quilt looks spectacular! I love that wavy line! Are you doing this one freehand, or do you use a template? Another one for turning off the stitch regulator. LOL

Deb said...

really cute...I love the frogs...you know I'm partial to frogs..LOL. I really like the wavy grid.

Tazzie said...

Wow Mary, I love how the quilting changes the whole look of the block. Just lovely!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Sweet P said...

The wavy quilting makes the quilt come alive! Awesome work on it.

szkornelia said...

Really pretty results. I like it also a lot.

dee said...

That's an adorable one. The backing & wavy quilting make it even more fun.

KC Quilter said...

Boxed Squares is GORGEOUS and the quilting just makes it!!! I love your banner picture--cute cute doggie!

Purple Quilter Queen said...

I love the quilting on this block pattern. It gives it real motion and makes it more whimsical! Love it! Jennifer

Midge E. said...

Love the new picture of Chesty in your banner.. He looks so cool in that cut and the quilt and flowers just add to the picture

swooze said...

Love it!

Sølvi's blog said...

Love this quilt, and the quilting really makes the design comes to its rigth

Clare said...

Beautiful. The colours are wonderful and the quilting just makes it.

Andrew said...

Nice information...Nice photos..

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