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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Coin Quilt....

Lest you think I have been sitting back with my feet up and eating bon bons, while Molly does all the heavy lifting.....hee, hee....well maybe I have just a little ;)

My little sample for the shoppe is finished....pieced, quilted, bound and delivered....


This is a Coin Quilt using the very sweet Birch fabric....Storyboek.....
This quilt has 5 stacks of coins separated by a lovely muted grey whale fabric...


I quilted this with Aurifil 12 wt. cotton thread in an ivory color....BTW.....look for an exciting giveaway coming soon!!!!
This is a heavier thread than I usually quilt with {in the machine} so I was a little worried that it may just shred as it passed through the needle...but Aurifil is such fantastic thread it worked like a dream!!!


After machine quilting with 'organic' straight lines....I added several rows of pick stitching with perle cotton.  The pick stitching travels in the opposite direction of the machine quilting.


I used white kona for the back, pieced with selections of Storyboek....


added a little log cabin...


And, inspired by Molly, I pieced the binding....


I have to say...I love the materials used in this quilt.  From the Organic Birch Fabric {I wish you could feel this fabric}, to the AMAZING Aurifil thread, to the sweet added touch of Valdani Perle Cotton....


This was a great quick project...now I need to get back to my spiderweb quilt....
and my Grandmother's Flower Garden....whew!
So stay tuned....I will be conducting my first ever giveaway {details coming soon}.... yee-haw!

I leave you with one last look at the Storyboek Coin Quilt...


Happy Tuesday!
mary    

19 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful, as always! :)

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  2. What a fantastic quilt! I love the touches of handquilting you added. I ordered more of the DMC perle 8 and stepped out of my comfort zone and purchased some colors, instead of all whites. :o) I just want to stare at them, they are so yummy! ;o)
    Have a super week!!
    Sincerely, Trish

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  3. Love the way you quilted it.

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  4. I love the quilting on this--that thread is amazing.

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  5. Lovely quilt - love those colours you used Mary! Would make a gorgeous baby quilt...being organic fabric.

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  6. It is a darling quilt, and your quilting is wonderful, as always : ) I have a question for you....do you wash your quilts when you finish quilting? I am curious about the machine and hand quilting going through the washer and dryer.(sorry, sorta boring)

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  7. This quilt is just yummy. It looks cuddly, just like you would like to wrap up in it. They will love it at the store.
    Mary

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  8. Hi Elizabeth! Not a boring question at all...in fact a great question. So I thought I would answer it here as well as to you personally. I did not pre-wash my fabrics. After quilting and binding, I threw this in the washer on cold and added a color catcher sheet {something I didn't do until now...I like to live on the edge...heh heh}. Then once washed I popped it in the dryer on low. It came out just fine! And crinkly, quilty good in fact! Mary :)

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  9. I have been dying to try the heavier thread...do you mind if I ask what stitch length you used to quilt it? It is just darling!

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  10. Straight line quilting with additonal handquilting - sigh! Lovely quilt to say :) This is still on my list - maybe next year ....

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  11. I especially love your colour choice- blue, lemon, grey and orange! And adding some hand quilting at the end just finishes it off beautifully! It looks SO soft, I can nearly feel it!

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  12. You girls have been very busy! Lovely quilts...I always like coin quilts and I love that whale print.

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  13. Hi Cherie, I lengthened my stitch to 3.5. And I did not use the heavy thread in my bobbin of course. I was set to change my needle to one with a larger eye...like a metallic needle, but I didn't need to! Just used a Universal.

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  14. I think the combination of machine quilting and perle cotton is beautiful. I would love to get a little bit of that fabric line. We're going through Paso Robles (CA) next weekend, home of Birch fabrics, so I can hopefully pop in and grab a bit without paying for shipping!

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  15. mary, your quilt is really cute! I just recently got some Aurifil and am using the 50wt. for quilting my Baptist fans....Love it!

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  16. I love what you did with the quilting!

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  17. What a gorgeous sweet quilt. It looks so soft and inviting! I've been seeing those fabrics pop up here and there on the internet and they're just so sweet. I really love your quilting, the Aurofil 12 looks great, and it's always fun quilting in perle. Now it's done you can put you feet up and eat bon bons! ;-)

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