Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Constant Temptation

I love being a longarm quilter.
Every day I am working with beautiful fabrics and lovely designs.  And I get to be a part of hundreds of quilts every year.

But there is one challenging thing about being around that many quilts - the constant temptations!


I recently worked on a client quilt and fell hard for a fabric.  It is the circle fabric in the upper part of this HST.  I can't say why I love this fabric but I had to find some for myself.



Funny story - that same day, I received the Connecting Thread catalog in the mail and realized this quilt is made from one of their kits.  Boy did that save me a bunch of search time!

It is the Wayfarer Quilt if you are curious.



I had some fun quilting this one - rather than quilt to the block, I used the piecing of the block to use as markings and created a kind of propeller design.



 In the framed square, I spiraled in a square.



 Here is how it looks from the back!
Pretty fun huh?!

And the fabric that started this whole story is happily waiting in my cart for me to put together an order.  Connecting Threads still has a lot of good fabrics in their clearance section, plus, all of their reds are on sale until Valentine's day!

Oh - Decisions!






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8 comments:

  1. Love the quilt pattern and seeing your quilting designs from the back. You'd better get back to that cart!!!

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  2. Love your quilting on this quilt- really makes it shine.

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  3. Great quilting, Cynthia! It's funny when a particular fabric just grabs us. Those dots will be really versatile! I am using the final scraps of a navy dot that I adore, and if I ever find it again I'll buy as much as I can :)

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  4. Beautiful quilting! Connecting Threads is dangerous, they have a lot of fabrics that just scream "Me, you need ME!".

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  5. I like the fun propeller design! That wasn't much of a challenge searching for the fabric...I can't believe how easy it was! I think that means it was meant to be and you should certainly have it in your cart!

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  6. It's so funny when we find a fabric that WE MUST HAVE! Hope you can get enough to do something really good with it.:)

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  7. That is a beautiful fabric... Heck....the whole quilt is fabulous! :-)

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  8. Look at the beautiful quilting you did on this quilt, Cynthia. I get that catalogue and it was neat to see one of the quilts featured. Great fabric.

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