Sunday, January 25, 2015

Silk Wholecloth Craziness

Here's what I'm working on this weekend. I actually had hoped to make it and finish it in time to submit it to the Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival. But with all the sickness we've had here, I didn't finish drawing the design until yesterday.

silk on silk free motion quilted wholecloth quilt


Since the entry deadline is Tuesday, I don't see any way that it will be ready. In honor of my word of the year, Finish, I am working hard on it anyway. I marked the silk/cotton blend (Kauffman's Radiance) last night. I spray-basted it this morning after church and started quilting with YLI silk on top and Glide in the bobbin.

Pretty good progress, don't you think?

25 comments:

  1. That's going to be gorgeous! Can't wait to see it finished!

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  2. Amy, I agree with QuiltLaughLove... absolutely gorgeous. I love Radiance... it dyes so beautifully too. :)

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    1. This is my first try with it and it is lovely. Tricky and slick but it sure shows off the quilting. I've seen some beautiful custom dyed Radiance at the Charlotte AQS show, but I've never tried dying yet.

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  3. Beautiful quilting, as always!

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  4. Droolingly gorgeous! You are so talented!

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  5. Absolutely beautiful! Glad you're finishing this no matter what. There are always more shows, etc., that you can enter it in down the road.

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  6. Gorgeous! You are very talented.

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  7. Beautiful Amy! And yes, you are making good progress!

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  8. Gorgeous, Amy! I've only used Radiance once, and I'm in love — wish my LQS stocked it, but I'm thinking this is something I'll simply have to order. Where will you enter your quilt, if you can't finish in time for MAQF?

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    1. Thanks Sandy. I think I'm glad my local quilt shop doesn't carry it- I'd bring way too much of it home!

      As far as entering it into a show, I dunno. I could try an AQS show, Grand Rapids is the next deadline coming up or Chattenooga. I missed the Lancaster deadline already, which stinks since I'll actually be at that show.

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    2. Wherever you send it, I wish you the very best of luck! It's lovely! :)

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  9. This is beautiful! Love the integrated birds and buggies!

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  10. It looks beautiful, Amy! I hope your family is feeling better. One of my kids just tested positive for flu and the rest of us started taking that Tamaflu stuff that is supposed to (hopefully!) prevent us from catching it. I sure hope it works, since I'm supposed to be singing a solo in church next Sunday. Fingers crossed!

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  11. Very very lovely!!!!!!!! This will be a very special "finish"!!! Hugs................

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  12. #QuiltLove gorgeous. I look at it this way....you are so ahead of the game to enter this quilt in 2016! :) I look forward to seeing it when you finish, and hopefully exhibited in several quilt shows too!

    QuiltShopGal
    www.quiltshopgal.com

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    1. Thanks SewCal.....whoops! QuiltShopGal....there's a good positive outlook. This quilt has been a good challenge for me.

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  13. Already gorgeous - Enter it next year. Here's to your word for the year - finish!

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    1. I totally should have kept trying to finish it on time. After I decided it wasn’t going to make it, progress has slowed dramatically! But I am working on it still.

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  14. Beautiful work. Thank you for the great teaching.

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