quilting wide open spaces ~ picnic quilt

MarveLes Art StudiosBlogs, Sewing Loves 5 Comments

hello ~ 

not too much sewing or quilting going on this past week, except for a few stitches on my picnic quilt.  it’s the nfl playoffs, so brian and i are rooting on the seahawks, and broncos. {he’s the hawks – i’m the broncos!}  ought to be fun!  

so… picking back up where i left off ~ this is where i started, in finding some inspiration for the ol’ ‘quilt-as-desired on my picnic quilt i last posted about. i finally had a chance to sit down and take a look inside this book from judi madsen on quilting wide open spaces. 

and my eye caught this design, which i practiced on a piece of paper, below:

and another… which i didn’t like much {but we’ll see}:

so i began patiently stitching out my diagonally drawn blocks, using magnifico thread {100% polyester}, in a turquoise color

and i began my pattern, stitching with a yellow magnifico thread, inside each of those blocks.  it works really well, on most… and not so hot on the busier patterned fabric blocks.

but all in all ~ i like it.

so far!  it’s been fun to try something a little different.  i want to spend some more time studying and reading her book.  and i do recommend it!  it seems well-done, and simply written. that is always a “win-won” in my book!

have a great week ~  

Comments 5

  1. I agree Southern Gal, Leslie is a gifted girl, so much artist talent. So pretty Leslie, the yellow reminds me of our Florida sunshine, very bright, and warm. I will check into Julie's book, or do you think I need more of a basics. I only made one table runner, I am a beginner! What do you suggest? Thank you Les!

  2. Nice work! I get to go to Phoenix for the AQS Quilt Week and I'm taking a class from Julie Madsen. I ordered this book and it should be here tomorrow. Very excited – she does such fine work (so do you!).

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