From Doodling to Quilting

This morning I showed you a picture of my doodling…well I practice on the white board, loaded a quilt top and tried it in real life.

With this little top behind my belt I can now say for certain that my quilting machine is up and running. I am so happy about that.  Moving it really had me a little nervous.

Sadly, all I can show you is the backing.  This is a project that will likely be in a future publication.  Isn’t a fun backing??  That big plaid fabric inspired the entire quilt.

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I got the piece at a thrift store and really liked the colors together.  There’s gray, black, white, teal and that yellow-green.  The bit across the top is actually the sleeve of the quilt.

You can see how some of my doodling came to life.  I actually added some filler between the original motif.  I will be doing this again for sure.  It was a fun design and is a take on the one that is featured on the front cover of the book Step-by-Step Free-Motion Quilting: Turn 9 Simple Shapes into 80+ Distinctive Designs Best-selling author of First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting from C&T Publishing.

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Of course the dogs had to get in on the photo taking….

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I didn’t have a treat in my hand to get Ruby to perk up so she looks a little dower.

I really love the look of the little quilt I made.  Keep stopping by and we’ll let you know where you can find this quilt and when you can actually see the front of it!!

I am off to get this packaged and into tomorrow’s mail.  It needs to be in Colorado by Friday.

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