A Reader Finish

I love to get pictures of reader’s quilts.

You might remember a bit ago I made a Country Threads’ quilt as a wedding present.  This one….Read about mine here.

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Mine was inspired by Mary’s quilt…this one.   Here’s the link that tells how to make the quilt.

I recently got a note from a blog reader :  Brenda in KY writes….
Hi, Jo!
I finished a quilt that was inspired by the one you featured on your blog by Mary at Country Threads. I couldn’t find a name for it, so I just named it Country Threads. Mary made hers with a jelly roll. I used 10″ squares to make mine since I am in a 10″ block exchange with my guild. So I cut each 10″ square into four pieces, each 2-1/2″ x 10″.  I loved making it. It went together so fast. I make alot of charity quilts, so I’ll definitely be using this pattern again. This quilt was a Christmas gift. I machine quilt all my quilts on my domestic machine. I quilted this one with a gold cotton variegated thread with an allover design I call fractured glass–with a few stars thrown in. Here’s a couple pics of it.  I enjoy reading your blog.”

Want to see Brenda’s version?  Here it is….Jellyroll-3
I really like it.  It’s a great balance of color….

…and look at the quilting!  I can’t imagine doing a quilt this big on a domestic machine.  I really admire for doing that.  In my time a tried that a couple times and never learned the secret to keeping wrinkles from the backing.

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I do love this as a charity quilt or a quick project.  It’s an awesome scrap busting quilt too.

Thanks for sharing your finished quilt Brenda and a huge shout out and thanks to Mary over at Country Threads’ Chicken Scratch blog for sharing the great idea.  I know Mary said that she was wondering how this would look bigger and with other fabrics….Now she can see too!

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4 thoughts on “A Reader Finish

  1. Nell

    It is just stunning! I have some leftover bits from a couple of different Me and My Sister Designs fabrics. . .HMMM, I wonder how fabulous it would look in this pattern!
    I need some graduation gifts. . .

  2. Kim LeMere

    I loved reading about this from Country Threads when she posted and I hope to make some this year as donations/charity quilts. I love Brenda idea of using 10 inch squares and hers turned out really nice.

  3. Mary Etherington`

    I LOVE Brenda’s quilt! Makes me want to start another one myself but do I really need another work in progress? Ha! Nice job, Brenda! Very nice!

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