my anniversary quilt

Project Description

What are you most proud of? the quilting, i normally dont get a chance to be super elaborate when i am quilting, since time is a big factor, i put aside twice the normal time to quilt this one!! i've had this penn/dutch quilt template put away for years and finally got to use it! What advice would you give someone starting this project? the piecing itself was pretty basic, when designing whitework, try and see the whole piece and how it flows, these designs are broken down from a much larger template design

What you will need

  • cotton fabric
  • polyester batting

Q&A with qulady

Sandra in CA asked:
Beautiful! I love all the different patterns in it. Congratulations on the quilt and your marriage.
qulady answered:
the main design is a very large penn/dutch that i've had for a long time, but never quite had the right quilt to use it, i broke it apart and used each motif in a different section, the border i cxhanged up the center section and i had to put hearts here & there in an anniversary quilt!! thanks, we just celebrated 40 years at the end of January
pinkishcamellia@gmail.com asked:
Oh, this is so lovely. Wonderful piecing, quilting and design. Love the different blues!
qulady answered:
thanks, blue is my favorite color, our bedroom is an iced french blue, lucky for me i have several sewing/quilting friends who love blue as well and gave me scraps to use with mine!
Betsy0 asked:
I love all the hard work and quilting you put into this special quilt. I also love reading all the details about how hard you worked to accomplish such a beauty.
qulady answered:
with all the quilts that have come and gone, i thought the least i could do is go a little wild with the quilting on ours, i was nice to get a chance to use some of the more unique designs!
Pamillia asked:
What a Wonderful quilt. Thank you so very much & for sharing all that went into it to get the end results. It is the perfect accent to show how beautifully you hand quilt. "Beautiful".
qulady answered:
thank you! beside all the quilts i've made, i've quilted tops for too many to count, this i what i love the most and my husband, Frank has seen the most of- he always asks to see the back of a quilt , just to check out the whitework, so i promised this one would have a lot!!
KateHB asked:
REALLY nice! I can't imagine all that hand quilting, and so beautifully done. Love blue too, and these blues are wonderful. GREAT job!!
qulady answered:
Thank you, hand quilting is second nature to me, i quilted everyday for the better part of the last 30 years, its just since i've been a grandma of 4 grand daughters that it's hard to find enough time! now the frame goes up 3-4 times a year!

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