Friday, March 21, 2014

Aiming for Accuracy Quilt-Along Winner

You might remembered I posted several months ago about the Aiming for Accuracy Quilt-along that I was participating in. I actually have two quilts started, one in Christmas fabrics and one using Cherrywoods. As is usual for me, both of those are still in the UFO pile; however, Julie's quilt was finished and entered to win one of the Grand Prizes--my quilting.  Michele Foster, the designer responsible for the AAC QAL, put out a call for prize donations. I donated my quilting (what else?): free allover pattern or half-off custom.  Julie chose custom--I was so excited!!  Here's her finished quilt: (Be prepared...lots of pics in this one!)

I quilted all the blocks differently, using some geometric and some curves to soften some of the blocks.  Now, I know what you're thinking, "that's a lot of quilting on blocks where it isn't always apparent." Bear with reasoning will soon become clear.

This next block was my all-time fave in the whole quilt. Very simple, but super effective. I LOVE how it turned out; and there are five of them.

This one I just did some simple CC treatment with hooks...

You can't see the loops in the HSTs, but you can see the echoed CCs in the blocks.

I played in this block with some straight line quilting and feathers--sort of a yin and yang thing.

And here's the reason I spent so much time on the blocks...a solid black backing. I love it when my customers send solid black backs. Everything shows up and my Millie has such great tension; it just turns out so fun!!

And here are some more shots of the back...what do you think?? 

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  1. Just awesome. I would love to see it in person. I bet it is so much better

  2. Yes, it is better in person. I love what Dory did to my quilt. It is amazing! Dory is a very gifted artist and my quilt shows this off beautifully.

  3. ...a beautiful quilt made fabulous by outstanding quilting! Brava!!!


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