Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Another Quilt Finished!

With the deadline of the guild meeting looming, I pushed myself to finish my buzzsaw quilt.
This was a project started at a "Ladies of the Evening" class in March - to read about it click here. I had it pieced together by the end of May and then it sat waiting for the entire summer!

I pin basted the quilt last week and had a great time selecting threads.  The white blocks were quilted with white Aurofil (wouldn't I love to have this case?!?!) thread, and each "blade" was quilted in a swirly feather design with a different coloured thread to match the fabrics. I had a challenge with my Presencia threads for the first time, but consistently had thread breaks whenever I had a Presencia in the needle.





I quilted the border with my favorite swirly feathers (using my favorite pink Aurofil thread) with pointy curls, and added the occasional hanging heart...just for fun!
This is my all time favorite quilting design! (I am teaching how to quilt a variety of feather designs on domestic sewing machines at Triangle Sewing on  October 15th if you want to learn my tricks to make it fun and easy!)

I already had the binding made, in an attempt to entice myself to finish this quilt earlier in the summer. I had used up the strips leftover from the quilt top and made a scrappy binding.



Apparently setting a deadline is a great idea for me, because I finished this quilt with minutes to spare before guild meeting!
Here is the finished quilt....
My sister had taken the class with me and she sent along her finished quilt top for guild show and share. Jake, who also had taken the class brought her quilt. AND Susan, a dedicated blog reader, decided to also make this quilt, and so we had FOUR buzzsaw quilts to show at guild meeting! Here we are...I am on the left, then Jake, and Susan, and Sandy is holding up my sister's quilt top. It was a very exciting show and share and I'm so glad I pushed myself to finish this quilt!

19 comments:

  1. Wow -- they're all beautiful!! Love the quilting you did!

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  2. I like the different ways they mixed up the Buzz saws and how you changed colored thread for each one. I've never used that fancy thread. I use just Signature Cotton when I quilt or Star Thread.
    Deadlines coem and go at myouses and I'm still quilting. I have one to do on my domestic machine- wish I lived near enough to come for some instruction...

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  3. your quilt is wonderful, I love your quilting--good job!!

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  4. Congrats on another finish! Great work and it is soo pretty!

    btw, I LOVE your new header!

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  5. The buzz saw turned out beautifully!! I love the colors and the quilting, scrumptious! I dream of cases of Aurofil thread, too!
    :-D I tried some out of curiosity and WOW is it smooth and gives just the right look and feel! Love it!!!
    Blessings,
    Mary Lou

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  6. Beautiful buzz saws! Your quilting is very complimentary to the pattern. It is such a feeling of accomplishment to finish a project and display it at show and tell!

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  7. I've always wanted to make this quilt! Yours are wonderful! I'll have to move this one 'Up" on the list LOL!

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  8. Gorgeous quilt and I am amazed that you changed thread at least 16 times - WOW! Where are you going to place this quilt?

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  9. Lovely quilting! Congrats on your finish - lovely to see all the quilts together :)

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  10. The quilting is extraordinary. I keep promising my self that I too will learn to machine quilt. Maybe one day.

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  11. It was great before, but the quilting added so much dimension and life to your quilt! Great feathers too, such a versatile pattern.

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  12. This is another of those "I want to make this some day" patterns. I love the colors you used.

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  13. Wow Kathy, they all look great! I love your quilting!!!

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  14. Very pretty! I like your sister's take with the reverse effect too. Congrats on a finish. I often make my binding during the MIDDLE of the quiltmaking process, especially if I just need some mindless stitching during a difficult part of a quilt pattern :)

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  15. Very happy quilts! :) I love the bright colors! I also love the feathers you quilted on the borders!

    P.S. I also love the sunflowers header on your blog! SO happy looking!

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  16. Great show of quilts!!!

    All are lovely and bright and cheery.

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