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Bette’s bright, happy quilt – Digital design Rustling Leaves by Hermione Agee. Hobbs 80/20 batt and Superior Omni thread in light gray.

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Ardella’s beautifully pieced quilt in blue, green and yellow…digital design Wild Cherries from Urban Elementz

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A little steamy in West Michigan today…storms expected this afternoon, then a beautiful week ahead. I hope it lasts through AQS next week!

Two quilts. One small and one medium size.

Ardella’s pretty yellow, blue and green top. Digital design Wild Cherries from Urban Elementz. Hobbs 80/20 batt and Superior Omni thread in Flax.

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And Ardella’s Nautical quilt. Digital design Aqua Fire by Hermione Agee. Hobbs 80/20 batt and Superior Omni in Sandbar.

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Happy Friday!

Diane’s adorable baby quilt…digital design Cloudy Day by Jodi Beamish. Hobbs 80/20 batt and Superior Omni thread in white…funny, the last 4 quilts I have done have used white thread…

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Marge’s low volume 9 patch…freehand feathers, CC and beadboard quilting. Warm and White batting and Superior Omni thread in white.

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I had a couple of people email to ask for the quilting design info on the easy-peasy flower I posted today.

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So I drew it out – It works great on simple tops like this that have lots of busy, girly prints.

As usual, please disregard my lousy drawing skills – Start with a swirl – bump out “petals” almost all the way around – echo back about half way and into the next swirl. In the previous quilt I worked all the way across the top continuously and then back. The squares were smallish; maybe 4 or 5 inches so I was able to do two or three rows working back and forth before rolling the quilt top to then next section. Anyway, that’s why the flowers switch direction with each row.

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The bottom rows in in pic show a swirl up and then a swirl down. As you can see I did not echo the petals in this variation. I found it easier to go from up to down swirls when I didn’t echo. I am not sure why. But you can try it both ways :-)

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Anne’s simple squares on point – Easy-peasy freehand flowers

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