Wednesday, August 27, 2014

lots of L-O-V-E

As some of you may've picked up on IG, I have a (sort of almost) finish to share... 


LO
VE

Times twenty.  (Well, twenty-one to be precise; there's an extra bit for the back.)


I have to admit I was a tad frantic when it came to making a design choice for our do.Good circle's June quilt.  May was a little (read: insanely) hectic for me at work, so the block and color scheme were both a bit of a last-minute decision—thanks in large part to the AMB blog tour post and block I'd just finished working on.


In spite of that frenzy—to borrow the words of my circle (bee?) mate, Nicole—I'm in lurve.  And of course now that I finally have a top stitched together, it's time to think about quilting! I'm thinking linear—either vertical lines (per usual) or a grid à la Rita of RPQ (though I'm not sure I'm neat enough to pull off the latter).  

Any advice on that front?


In the meantime, it's safe to say I've got plenty of other things to catch up on since my unexpected hiatus from sewing this summer—#opgivewarmthsteampunk, gypsy wife, selvage play (and 16-patches!), ...and that's barely skimming the surface.  Not to mention a fair share of planning to do, including the forest abstractions class, which starts next week(!) at Crimson Tate. (How is it already almost Labor Day?!)


Linking up this overdue finish with crazy mom quilts!

13 comments:

  1. I think simple quilting would be great, straight or diagonal lines :). I also feel like there's a billion things to finish and somehow the summer was far busier than planned.

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  2. What a stunning quilt!! I love how some letters stand out and some just fade it. Wow!

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  3. I adore the LOVE quilt. Where can one find the pattern for such a fantastic quilt? It will be great no matter how you quilt it. I kept looking for "LOVE" in each of the blocks. Some of the letters pop and others just fade into the background. It reminds me of that love that you sometimes you feel so strongly and then unconditional love. It also made me think of looking for love. It's just a thought-provoking quilt for me.

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  4. Omg this is amazing!!! I totally missed the blog hop post but what a great tutorial! The quilt top is incredible! I love that image and cross stitched it on a footstool I made... Now I might have to make a matching quilt or cushion cover! :)

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  5. I love this quilt! The colors are fabulous!

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  6. A gorgeous quilt! Either quilting plan sounds good.

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  7. Congrats on your 'almost' finish! It is a beautiful quilt for sure.

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  8. All your quilts are one of a kind!! No exeption here. :-)

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  9. Wow! Great quilt! With all the lines in it already, I would probably go for some curvy quilting or swirls. Whatever you choose it will be spectacular. Nice work!

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  10. LOVE it! Looks incredible as it is!

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  11. Yay!! It's so good to "hear" from you. :D That LOVE quilt is amazing. Holy crap. Such beautiful work from your bee mates! As for quilting, I would think a grid would compete with the checkerboard. How about a diagonal grid, or diagonal semi-matchstick? You are totally welcome to ignore this suggestion, quilting is not my design forte. :)

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  12. Yep ... another awesome creation from you! I'd love to make one of these :)

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