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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Free Motion Quilting

                                                                      A finish at last!!

So - here at last is my 1998 Christmas Signature quilt that I did through SCQuilters.  Finished!
I have had it pieced and wondering how on earth to quilt it for so long.
I am putting up the individual blocks below in the hope that some of the contributers to this quilt will find it .  Each block dictated to me a little of how I should quilt it.
The Christmas fabric that came with the signature blocks are cut in two and pieced each side of the block they came with. Each of the Siggie blcks are 6" finished
I used a thin wadding...and it is sewn with Aurofil thread top and bobbin.

Underside of quilt.

I tried to get all this to go side by side - but it didnt work - sorry

Blocks sent by the following
Brenda Ibbotson

Carmel Ross  - she has already told me she recognises her block - fantastic!
Erica Spinks.  I have embroidered the Christmas tree.
Geraldine Woods

Helen Evans

Jan Prentice

Kay O'Brien

Lorraine Bradley

Maggie Gilbert
Margaret Cullen
Marie Fox

Tess Hunt

First half washed a nd srying
And last but not leaset
Katheryn Sheehan. 

                                                            Half drying in the sun
The other half!

And lastly showing some of the border and my signature - the ladybug :)
Thanks for being patient and viewing this huge lot of photos....

 I have Christmas things get done and sewing wise - I am now a bit flat :)

One more Friday night sew in...not sure what I will do..maybe go back to my POTC's for a bit.
See you all soon.


Wendy said...

Nicely done!

Melissa ;-) said...

What a great finish to the runner and a great memory piece for you!

Rose Marie said...

Lovely table runner and your machine quilting is gorgeous!

Joanne said...

Your quilting is amazing!! Congratulations on finishing it.♥

Leeanne said...

Stunning little blocks and you have done fantastic quilting...what a family heirloom.

Unknown said...

Great job, what a lovely quilted runner, and it will no doubt look great on your Christmas table.

Simone de Klerk said...

What a lovely runner and such a great idea. I just love the machine quilting you did!
And isn't it wonderful to finish something after such a long time!
Have a lovely week.

Ivory Spring said...

What a beautiful finish, Joan - the quilting is so pretty!!!

Crispy said...

Congrats on the finish, just in time for Christmas. It's a very pretty quilt :0)


Deanna said...

Beautiful work! The variety of quilting you have put into each block is truly impressive.

Sheila said...

Wonderful job Joan , your machine quilting is very impressive . Congratulations on the finish!