Saturday, September 5, 2009

DQS7 | Finishing Up

I've got a lot of finishes to get through this holiday weekend. My DQS7 quilt is all quilted and ready to be bound this evening. I used a variegated natural thread and liked the way you can see a subtle difference in the coloration. I decided to follow the linen zig zag pattern with line quilting. I thought it would make the prints pop.

I loved how this turned out and am planning on making another. I have enough of the same fabric to make a larger size throw. I just might take on that project this Winter.

I had a few problems along the way with the linen fabric because it was so thick. It threw my piecing off in a few places. I had to press all the seams open in the back to allow for the bulk. All in all I enjoyed working with the new fabric. I'm glad I ordered some after many recommendations by friends.

Here are some photos of the process...





Other things that need to be finished up...

Remember when I picked 5 additional winners for my July Birthday Giveaway!?! Well, I'm still in the process of putting together boxes for those 5 folks and will be sending them off shortly. Think Halloween everyone!

Happy quilting,

20 comments:

  1. I love the quilt but what really caught my eye is the sewing machine. Is that a Kenmore? If so, what model?

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  2. Very nice. I really like the look of the linen.

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  3. It looks so nice with the quilting done on it.

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  4. Very nice. I really like the quilting. Of course, I am jealous of your sewing machine.

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  5. It looks great! Someone is going to be very, very happy when that is left in their mailbox!
    ~ Jennie

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  6. The quilt looks great and the quilting really makes it! I have yet to work with linen, but I supposed that the best way to deal with it would be to press open the seams.

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  7. wow...you do amazing work....

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  8. That looks really nice. Good work Ryan!

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  9. I love how the quilting makes the colors pop!

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  10. wow! The work is wonderful as always!

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  11. That is just gorgeous...I love red and turquoise togetehr, but never thought of that color of linen to break it up - just fabulous!

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  12. Very impressive quilting Ryna. It really DOES make the colours pop. ANd the linen works really well.

    Gail
    Australia
    http://missnance.blogspot.com/

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  13. Hey there Ryan,
    I love that quilt and I love the retro colors you have chosen..you do wonderful work..and I love your machine..got all the bells and whistles..:)

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  14. The quilt looks great, love those colors. Are you using the linen/cotton blend?? I know Sew mama sew has a linen/cotton blend that I read on another blog is wonderful stuff, although I haven't tried it yet. They are temporarily out of the color I wanted. I love the look of the linen.

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  15. Looks great...I like that it is asymmetrical and the linen really makes those colours pop.

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  16. Your quilting is perfect. Really shows off the overall quilt pattern.

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  17. Great fabrics combination and also the way you had quilted it. Congratulations

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  18. Looks good!

    Hey...that's the same sewing machine that I have. Well...(ahem)....ONE of the sewing machines I have.

    It's a great machine. Kenmore brand but I believe it's actually made by Janome.

    Anyhow....great-looking quilt!

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  19. just curious if you marked your lines before quilting or if you just used your presser foot as a guide. all of the lines are perfectly spaced out! ;)

    love these colors and I'm sure the receiver of this quilt did too!!!

    Love from Texas! ~bonnie

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