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Princeton Jct./West Windsor, New Jersey, United States
I am the wife of a wonderful husband and the mom of 3 super adult kids. I happily taught preschool for 25 years and now spend much of my time indulging in my "Quilty Pleasures."

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Show & Tell Tuesday

Show & Tell Tuesday

I have three quilts to share today.  

Bali Braid

  The original quilt was called French Braid and measured 49" x 58".  I added an inner and outer border so my quilt measures 62" x 74." 

 It was made from 180 strips measuring 3" x 8 1/2" each.  I used Tonga Batiks by Timeless Treasures.

I made Bali Braid in 2009.   It was designed by Karen Montgomery.

Rolling Waves

Rolling Waves was one of the first quilts I ever quilted on Annie, my long-arm machine.  Like Bali Braid, it is made with Batik fabric on both the front and back.

I quilted it with a simple circular pattern.  I ran in to all kinds of problems because the thread I was using kept breaking.  It was rather thick (30 wt) and I did not have the correct size needle.  Once I found the right size needle the quilting went much more smoothly.

Rolling Waves was also made in 2009.  I don't have much information on the pattern used.  I can't find it anywhere.  I do remember that I made it in a class taught by my friend, Pat O'Brien.  It measures 72" square.

May Rag Quilt

This is the last quilt I have finished in my rag quilt collection.  

It was made in 2011.  I hope to start working on the rest of these quilts over the next few months.

Until Next Time.....Happy Stitching!!!


1 comment:

  1. love the quilts!! I've only made one french braid quilt and hated the process... I'm so used to passing 100 little pieces thru the machine, that just doing a few and ironing just seemed SO slow.....
    now LOVE the pink wave one, it totally looks like waves...
    and 3rd- I love blues :-)