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It was great to meet Callie last week. Her turning 20 Ocean Quilt is just beautiful!
We used a Bamboo Batting by Legacy. For some reason, Batik and Bamboo just simply play real nice together. It was quilted with a variety of shapes, swirls and coral looking things in a Shimmery Thread from Superior Rainbows line called Opal. Perfect!
This Antique Double Wedding Ring is from ---we think---1930's???? It was custom quilted by the Three Bears and on display at the DOQ Quilt show in October. It could not be judged, as it was not pieced by a DOQ member. It's approx 90 x 90 and bound by the world famous Lynn Elliott. It's one of my favorite quilts ever, and I can't wait to display it in my new studio. Oooopppss! I almost let the cat out of the bag. Get back in the bag!! Now!! Bad Kitty!!
Corner Stone and Binding Detail:
This quilt was hand pieced. Perhaps you have an antique quilt top that was never finished. Maybe from a family member or even one that you purchased at an estate sale. The Bears have lots of experience handling these delicate quilt tops. We'll be happy to take a look at yours.
It's another king size, all custom quilted--our specialty!
The fabrics are beautiful! The quilt has a giant star in the center and four borders: The outside border received a hanging diamond crosshatch. Johnny's crosshatch patterns are brilliant. They always line up perfectly all around the perimeter of the quilt!
.........and it's mine this time!! Whooo-hoooo! It's the happy dance that I'm doing today!
The Quilt is an Amish Medallion Pattern that I found in an old book of Quilt Patterns. There weren't really any instructions, so I knew it was the perfect project for me. I rarely follow them anyway. And besides, now I have a built in excuse in case it's a flop. Here's a bit of detail:
I love breaking the rules, and a big one here was combining cotton sateen and batik fabrics. Apparently that's a no-no. I say yes-yes!! Here is some of the detail of the feathers used in the background quilting.
And here's a bit of quilting detail from the dahlia designs:
I should have used the sateen on the back, as it is now a beautiful whole cloth. Since I was going to use it as a wall hanging, I used 200 ct bleached muslin. But it looks nice too: