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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Cool Kaffe HST asymmetrical

     A while back I got suckered into buying some Kaffe charm packs (MSQC got me again). I made HSTs with Kona Ash Gray. All trimmed with the Bloc Loc ruler. Played around on the wall until I found an asymmetrical design that appealed to me. I had another urgent request for a comfort quilt for a woman whose cancer came back aggressively after a short remission. Her whole family is having a crisis of a time. So, I thought this waiting in the wings quilt would make a good choice. I thought of one friend who always drafts things out, so I used graph paper to get an idea of where I was going because working to work on long diagonals, I needed to know where I was when rolling the quilt. All the Kaffe prints got the same curved ruler treatment. 
    I did use a lot of ruler work and to be honest, I don't like holding those circle and oval templates down. It gives me neck fatigue and sore shoulders. I need to find something to be grippier on the bottoms or forgo rulers. I was very happy with the quilting. The first photo is before washing and the others are after. I always wash my quilts after quilting before giving them away. They get packed in a nice tote bag with a book and card and pocket quilt. This package went out Sunday.
Unwashed
Washed, more texture

Back after washing

The diagram plan

9 comments:

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I'm sure the quilt will be much appreciated. It is beautiful.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Completely excellent!!! Love the variety of quilting designs and textures.

Sally Langston Warren said...

How generous and kind you are to give this quilt. I am sure it will give her some much needed joy and comfort. Your quilting is beautiful. Thank you for the before and after washing photos.

Mystic Quilter said...

Beautiful Linda, I love the texture created by the first wash. What a wonderful gift for this lady to wrap herself up in, hope it gives her comfort.

Debbie said...

Beautiful! Love the layout and texture you created. I admire anyone who does ruler work.....have to be coordinated for it.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

What a lovely quilt and great quilting. Wish you were closer, so that you could teach me ruler quilting.

Vicki W said...

It turned out great and will be a wonderful comfort quilt!

Gwen said...

It turned out great! Lovely quilting!

The Joyful Quilter said...

LOVE that you did something different in each plain section of the quilt!! I can't imagine what you went through to quilt those diagonals on a longarm, because as a newbie longarmer, I haven't come across anything like that yet.