Wandaful Quilts

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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Another one quilted..........

I ironed the backing fabric and sewed it together yesterday morning.  Then I loaded the 3 layers on my midarm machine  right after lunch.  At 4 p.m. I decided it was time to start quilting.  I took a break to eat at 6 and finished the quilting at 8:30.
No fancy quilting for me, just meandering with a variegated thread, red, coral, and lavender.  This type of quilting goes fast, no pattern to follow just curving around.  I did cross over a couple times but nobody showed up with an orange jumpsuit for me.  The Quilt Police don't come to my house.

Here it is all trimmed ready for binding. You can see in this photo that I used the same fabric for the back of the quilt that is on the border.  That is one of my favorite Kaffe Fassett fabrics.  I got 13 yards of it at a really good price when one store was clearing out the old season fabric.  I used almost 9 yards of it on the back and another 2.75 yards for the borders.  I didn't trim the end border like I mentioned yesterday.  I wanted to see how much it shrunk with the quilting first.  It shrunk 1.5" in width and 4.5" in length, so it is only 113" long now.

Visitor #500,000 is from the US, but sitemeter doesn't give me a location, they visited my blog at 1:13 a.m. their time, 11:13 p.m. CST my time,  they use Verizon wireless (Cellco Partnership), have a Linux operating system,  with Safari for a browser.  This should narrow down the field with Linux since most people have Mac or Windows.  If you care to identify yourself, I might send you some fabric.

30 comments:

Mary said...

You are on a roll, Wanda! How are you liking your mid-arm?

Gene Black said...

Excellent work on that quilt Wanda.
I have a "no quilt police allowed" rule at my house too.

I was not visitor 500,000 -I was in bed at that time - but I wish it had been me. Ha ha.

Bunny said...

Your quilt is beautiful. I am curious about your midarm I use a short arm and I get very frusterated with having to roll the quilt after every row.

Dolly said...

You are really cranking them out, girl. Just wonderful.

Four and a half inch shrinkage ~ ! ~

Wow, I had NO IDEA it could be THAT MUCH !

Tine said...

Your meandering looks awesome! I am defiantely not your visitor 500,000 - I wish I were though!

Linda said...

Your post made me laugh outloud. Thank you! No quilt police at my house either...I shooed them away a few years ago and quilting is so much more fun! Beautiful quilt!

CharlotteP said...

Magnificent quilt, Wanda - please show it open!!

karenfae said...

neat quilt! I don't have a site miter so no idea how many come to visit me other than checking through a thing with wordpress. How neat to know you have so many visitors.
I don't allow the quilt police to come to my house - they would arrest me for sure!!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

A Quilter Awakens said...

You are AWESOME! That quilt is a beauty. I read the post out loud to my husband, so maybe now he can understand why I buy big amounts of fabric when I find something I love at a great price. (or at least see that I am not the only one!) Karmen

twebsterarmstrong said...

This quilt is so pretty! Now I am inspired to go clean up my art room and get going on a few projects.

Thanks for your blog!

Cathi said...

That is such a beautiful quilt -- the border/backing fabric is so perfect for it!!

Bluzbrod said...

Well, my goodness! What else can one say? Except "WOW!"

Donna said...

Beautiful quilt! The colors are perfect.

And, I fit none of the qualifications for your 500,000 visitor .... even the cat was asleep at this house at 1:13 a.m. However, I would like to say I truly enjoy visiting you online!

Happy quilting!

Laura said...

I have been in quilting mode this weekend too! And no quilt police at my house either, although I did stop myself last night after I realized that I could no longer quilt a straight line. Kind of a problem when you are grid quilting LOL.

Michelle said...

Strikingly beautiful use of color, the dahlia border is awesome. I just love your yellow's quilt below, can't wait to see the border decision, if you are giving it to me I'd like the block border next (hee hee). :)

passion2sew (Lalli) said...

Beautiful quilt. OMG! your quilt is so inspiring, I am dying to start another quilt, but my baby will be out anytime now, so got to wait. :)

hetty said...

Darn! I am not your mystery visitor! Wish I was though. Your quilt is like, WOW! Love that fabric! I had the finishing bug too thiz weekend. Just have to photograph it now and post it on my blog.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Hannah

Jody said...

How about if I lie and claim to be the One! Ok, I know, I know. Lying, even for fabric, is not allowed.
LOVE the newest completion. And, P.S...you can machine quilt my pieces anytime!!!!!! You are GOOD.

Anonymous said...

Hi Wanda, Just outstanding and BEAUTIFUL!!

Char said...

Beautiful quilt Wanda. Wish I was the 500,000 visitor!

Nifty Quilts said...

Beautiful, beautiful quilt!!

MareeR said...

Stunning - it must feel great to have completed so many projects. Your work is really inspiring. I made a small quilt recently based on your 2nd favourite pictured on the side of your blog. It was for my baby granddaugher. I call it my exuberant colour quilt.

quiltmom said...

Congratulations to your 500,000 visitor- it is a special day for them too.
I love your new quilt and I am glad to know there is no quilt police in your area. I love meandering for that very reason.
The backing is lovely and so is the border.
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.
Regards,
Anna

Julie in the Barn said...

What more can I add, Wanda? You are just amazing and a constant inspiration.

Vicky F said...

Hi Wanda,
Your quilt finishing skills never fail to inspire me to move toward getting something done!
Hopefully your mystery visitor reads your blog enough to know they are the one.
Vicky F

dls said...

OMG..... I am so impressed you quilted this beautiful quilt in one day. The colors are lovely. Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!

Anonymous said...

This is one spectacular quilt ! Your meandering quilting adds even more beauty to it.

re: Saturdays post ~ Lap quilt or Baby quilt is a happy quilt, and you know me... the blues always make me smile.

J~MT

p.s. as I went back to Thursday post ... I can see that Exuberant Color's production line has been going full steam !

Sue said...

I'm relatively new to your blog, which I love. What kind of midarm quilting machine do you have? Have you shown pictures of your studio set up before? If so can you post a link so I can see it or will you show a picture?

Anonymous said...

Hi Wanda.... I must say I am so inspired by your work! This trip around the work is FABULOUS! So thankful you share your daily meanderings. Just wondering what pattern/book you use for making strata and making these trips around the world. When you have a moment, please email me. skglass@dacor.net

Thanks again! Karen Glassford