Saturday, July 6, 2013

Red Bird Growth Chart for Gramma's House

I completed the quilting on the Red Bird Growth Chart this week.  You can see a few more of my Quilted Growth Charts here!.  I tried a new pattern with swirls and circles that I learned from Angela Walters Craftsy Quilting class.  Although I have a flush top table for my Janome Horizon I really need a larger space.  The quilt gets hung up on the edges :(  and my quilting is a little wonky :(

I have a little more quilting to do on the red bird and the ground under his feet but wanted to get it hung before the grandchildren arrived this weekend.


I love how the border worked out!


Fun fun quilting the yellow bird!  Love his tail feathers!

I used Aurifil Thread and just love how it quilted.  I did not have any tension issues or breaks! 

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs,
Karen



13 comments:

  1. Adorable! ... as are your other growth chart quilts ... <3 Pat

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    1. Thank you Pat! They are sew much fun to quilt..

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  2. I'll try Aurifil on my next quilting project. I'm always having tension problems that I keep trying to solve. Is there a way to put your ironing board as part of your sewing area? I did that and gained a foot of space on my left. Your charts are so cute and the quilting is great.

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    1. Thanks Angie ! I bought bunches of Aurifil Mako 50/2 on sale last year and I love it! Can't wait for you to try it. Thanks for the tip on the ironing board! Great idea... I will give it a try!

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  3. This quilt chart is adorable and I think your quilting looks great!
    Amanda

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    1. Thank you Amanda... The panels are sew much fun....especially when I love to quilt more than I love to piece! Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. Your free motion quilting is wonderful! And that growth chart is sweet! Great job!

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    1. Thank you Lorna... They are just as much fun to give away! Appreciate you stopping by.

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  5. Oh so cute! I'm going to go look for the panels now to do one for my about to be born granddaughter!

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    1. Thanks Paula! You will have a blast doing them... So much fun and so many choices for quilting.... My local quilt shop is sold out of the panels but I've found them at Melinda's Fabric Shop online. Good luck... Here is a link:
      http://melindasfabricshop.com/susybee-fabrics.html

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  6. What sweet little growth charts that your grandchildren will adore!! Your quilting on them is just perfect!!

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  7. Angela I'm so thrilled that you stopped by! I am a big fan of yours and my quilting wouldn't be where it is today without your book and class on FMQ Negative space! Thank you, thank you for continuing to share your work and ideas with us. Another thought... Maybe a fabric line with more growth charts that allow us to practice our FMQ is in order? You have the process down now... ;). Let me know if I can help! Thanks again for the kind words and for taking the time to stop by!

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  8. All of your growth charts are absolutely beautiful! How do you complete it for hanging? Do you add 'pockets' in the corner for a dowel? I'm getting ready to do Oolie growth chart for my new granddaughter. What fun!

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Thank you for your Sweet comments!