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Better Picture July 8, 2010

Posted by Pam in KC in Dancing Flowers.
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The color is better and the quilting is visible, but the pretty turquoise is simply not showing up.  I’m not sure what’s up with that.  Maybe it’s like trying to photograph purple.  Mine always come out blue.

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Dancing Flowers is Complete! July 7, 2010

Posted by Pam in KC in Dancing Flowers, goals.
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Earlier this evening I finished stitching down the hanging sleeve on Dancing Flowers.   It’s even been washed and dried.  But I still haven’t gotten a good picture of the quilting or the right colors of the border and sashing.

The label is the same fabric that is in the border.    I love the Laurel Burch fabric I bought for the backing.  It hides my quilting — unless you are up close and in good light.

I’ll try tomorrow in the daylight — provided it’s not raining to get a better picture.

What’s On My Design Wall June 28, 2010

Posted by Pam in KC in Dancing Flowers, designwall.
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Dancing Flowers is quilted! At least I think it is. It’s tough quilting with invisible and black thread. I still need to trim the threads on the back and then I’ll know if I did all of the quilting in the cornerstones.

The quilting is not fancy, but I hope it’s effective – 1″ crosshatching behind the applique, stitch in the around each applique piece and stitch in the ditch on the border. I am planning on sewing the hanging pocket on when I stitch on the binding. I hope to get that done this week, but who knows if it will happen or not with everything going on around here.

Check out the links to other design walls over at Patchwork Times.

What’s on My Design Wall May 23, 2010

Posted by Pam in KC in Dancing Flowers, designwall, Oklahoma Backroads, Texas Braid.
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I can’t make up my mind what I’m working on. All weekend I had the 50 blocks I’ve completed for Oklahoma Backroads on the design wall and I was quilting Dancing Flowers. Additionally, I’ve been working on my red scraps. In addition to my usual sizes, since I’m working on the reds, I’m cutting 1 1/2 inch squares to use as the centers of log cabin blocks. But sometime Sunday afternoon I decided I needed to work some more on my Texas Braid.

My original plan was to make this about 36 inches square, but I’m liking the way it’s turning out, so I’m going to aim for about 60 x 80. So, I’ve got some length to add to these braids and I need another 4 (one is missing from the picture.)

Hop over to Judy’s to check out other design walls and see if anyone else is having trouble staying focused on a single project.