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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Back to the K Quilt



The K quilt is back up on the wall in yet another arrangement. I might go with this one. You could spend your life re-arranging these pieces. Right now it's looking like a black border but I'll have to see how much black I have left when I am finished the dragon. I have drawn the dragons on the border and am ready to load that quilt and try something new with the big machine. I've never quilted anything nearly that complex on it.
I finished quilting Alison's circles this morning. I learned that if you are going to do raw edge applique, glue the edges down before trying to quilt them. It would have saved a lot of trouble. I was holding the edges of the circles down with an awl while trying to do a nice meander with my left hand on the machine. Elmer's glue would have been a better solution.

14 comments:

imquilternity said...

What a stunning quilt! I LOVE your color combination!!

Exuberant Color said...

I like this layout the best so far.

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Oh No! So the circles gave you a bit of a problem?? So you'll remember to take care of the edges next time before quilting. I like this arrangement of Kaleidoscopes the best of all the ones you've shown. Black border will look fab.

Cascade Lily said...

What an amzazing quilt Joyce. You must have been going a bit nuts with those edges!

MYRA said...

Doesn't the raw edge applique get sewn down before it even gets to the quilting stage? I wouldn't know cause I haven't done that myself yet...
The K-quilt is looking good! About how big will it end up being?

Andrea, Minnesota said...

That is beautiful.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Wow!! joyce that is incredible, i love those blocks, and I like your organisation of it, fabulous!! And far too much organisation going on there with everything neatly on the wall (lol), oh to be that neat!! I have good intentions... Tracey

Darcie said...

The glueing technique is a great tip. Guess we just never stop learning, do we!

quiltmom said...

Hi Joyce,
I love your K quilt- It is stunning.. The black border will be wonderful as a frame on it..
Thanks for the tip about quilting the circles

Regards,
Anna

Magpie Sue said...

I'm liking the black for the border on your K quilt. I can easily see where you could spend days arranging and rearranging those blocks!

Lise said...

what a beauty, glad you have it back up on your wall,,, and the other quilt youve done are awesome.. wow...you are very talented. Joyce...

Elaine Adair said...

Wow - this is sooo 'over the top' -- you have amazing stick-to-it-ness -- but the end result is stunning!!!

Cher said...

great to see the K quilt pieces back up-I agree-I too like this arrangement

jovaliquilts said...

It's looking great. I think you're right about the layout -- you could play forever. But for all your layouts, you could look at this quilt forever. The blocks are so captivating!