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Creative Quilting

Wow, this was fun to quilt!  I am enrolled in Craftsy’s online quilting class Creative Quilting With Your Walking Foot

Instructor Jacquie Gering is a good teacher and has MANY tips for creative ways to quilt with a walking foot.

I especially like using painters tape to mark and guide the quilting process.

Quilting With Your Walking Foot is fun and easy. It is good for beginners and offers a challenge for experienced quilters.

For a touch of curvy softness I added feathers. It also gives the eye a place to land.

Next time, with better planning I will place the feathers on solid fabric.

I am linking up with

Sarah’s Can I get a Whoop Whoop?

Marelize’s Anything Goes Monday

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WIP - Quilter’s Dream Batting

I’ve heard so much about Quilter’s Dream Batting that I decided to test it and create samples. I will test Dream Fusion Cotton, Dream Fusion Poly, Dream puff, Dream Green, and a combination of Dream Puff and Dream Poly.

Each will be quilted with three quilting densities. The quilting distances for the three densities will be 3”, 2”* and 1.5”*apart. (* in some areas, the distance will be closer) The idea is to compare samples that have light, medium and heavy quilting.

This will yield 15 samples or 3 for each batting type.

Here is a peak at the visual difference between Dream Fusion Cotton and Dream Puff with quilting that is 1.5” or closer. The Dream Puff(blue) creates a dimensional quality to the quilting and the Dream Fusion Cotton(pink batik) is flat.

I’m linking up with

Marelize’s Anything Goes Monday guest blogger Diana

Lee’s WIP at   Freshly Pieced

Esther’s WOW

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Astronomical Challenge

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 I made four blocks for the Astronomical Quilts! Block Challenge. NASA Astronaut Karen Nyberg made her block while on a space mission.

"While on board the International Space Station, Nyberg created a star-themed quilt block that will be returning to earth with her. Her block will be combined with other blocks submitted by quilters to create a quilt that will be displayed at the 2014 International Quilt Festival in Houston." Quilts, Inc.   

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We can submit one 9 inch finished block. I still have time to try another design, but so far, I like the white star best. It is a simple interpretation of a starry night in space.

For challenge rules and deadline visit Quilts, inc.

Hmmm, I like the idea of this block, but the execution needs adjustment.

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