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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

For the Nature Lover.....

Twing made this beautiful quilt featuring birds in flight.  We custom quilted this piece, including stitch in the ditch around those tiny red borders.  I spent 2 days last week assisting NQA certified quilt judge and Professional Quilter columnist Scott Murkin in the judging room for our show.  I learned soooo much about what judges are looking for (the good, the bad and the ugly).  It's a darn good thing I've perfected my ditching skills, as that's one area that is considered critical.  First that it's done, and second that it's done perfectly. 
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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Three Bears Awarded "Best Machine Quilting"

Three Bears Quilting won multiple ribbons for our customers quilts as well as our own quilts this past weekend at the Twin Rivers Quilt Show at the Convention Center in New Bern.  We'll be posting lots of pictures in the very near future.  Among the awards were Best Machine Quilting as well as viewers choice for a beautiful embroidered quilt that my customer took 18 years to complete! This quilt was custom quilted and we were thrilled for Mary when it was selected as viewers choice.  Again, pictures to come!  In addition to the show in New Bern awards were won at the Durham Orange Show the previous weekend.  Among those were A Star of Bethlehem made by Barbara R.  She won a Blue Ribbon in the category traditional wall hanging, as well as the award for best use of color.
Star of Bethlehem

Friday, October 19, 2012

Three more beautiful edge to edge quilts to feature

The first is a Blooming Nine patch pieced by Sharon.  Having just completed a king size myself for our show next weekend, I can tell you how labor intensive these are to put together.  Sharon's is all Batiks with a soft flannel backing in kelly green.  It's dreamy! 

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The quilting pattern is called Gilded. 
We used a variegated King Tut thread that had all the colors of her quilt in it.

 Next to feature is a quilt made by Lisa.  It's interesting, kind of a "modern" pattern.  I had lots of open real estate to quilt on.  Gotta love that!
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And our last quilt to feature today is another take on a modern quilt, this time pieced by Kathleen.  We quilted it with a funky feathering design, matching our thread to the light blue background; we did not want to disturb the interesting lines with a competing thread color.  It looked really great when it was completed!
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

It's a Denver Log Cabin!

This Denver Log Cabin was pieced by Jan for her son.  It's a twist on a classic, but I love it that Jan kept the center square the traditional red.  The backing was a mint green flannel, and the batting was Hobbs Tuscany Wool.  I know what you're thinking.  That you need a crane to lift it.  Nope! Not at all.  The wool is so light, but offers super insulating qualities that keep you warm in winter and cool in summer.  Perhaps we might check into getting a tax credit for said wool.  Mitt? Obama? Anyone?  Perhaps we can debate the issue.  Anyway, enjoy the quilt pictures and just know - customers like Jan are the reason I have the best job in the whole world.
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Lots of color and fun!

Anna made these two colorful quilts for her grandchildren.  I'll bet they'll love 'em!  They were both quilted with edge to edge patterns that complimented the fabric.
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Sunday, October 14, 2012

It's an appliqued baby quilt!

This appliqued baby quilt was made by Lynn, who did a superior job putting it together.  It was custom quilted using a feather fill around the applique, a heart vine pattern in the sashing and a crosshatch on the border.
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Friday, October 12, 2012

Ready for the Twin Rivers Quilt Guild Show

My guild, the Twin Rivers Quilters, has their bi-annual quilt show Oct 26th and 27th at the Convention Center in New Bern.  This show has grown to be one of the finest on the East Coast, and this year is no exception!  Three Bears Quilting has lots and lots of customer quilts in the show, along with 7 of our own.  Now that these quilts are finished and delivered to the customers, I'd like to post some pictures.  Because these quilts will be judged, the names have been omitted to protect the guilty :-)

The first of three custom quilts to feature is a beautiful Christmas Star Wall Hanging:

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The large outer border was crosshatched at 1 1/4 inches.
The next quilt to feature is a very colorful Fireworks Quilt.  The Bears just luv to showcase beautiful quilts with custom quilting:
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And last but not least, I'd like to feature a beautiful Stack n Whack.  These quilters are all so talented, and I wish each and every one a Blue Ribbon!
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Here's a couple shots of the back