Friday, 4 October 2013

It's hip to be square

Done.



A whole bunch of walking foot quilting either side of most of the seam lines.




And each individual features square got the Perle cotton treatment.


Am I really the last person out there who suddenly realised there was an easier way to thread Perle cotton on to a nice sharp needle?



And that all it took was a 'self-threading' needle where you slot the thread down into the eye through the top of the needle.


I can't believe I hadn't thought of that before.





Linking up to Finish It Up Friday


The instructions for how I made the block can be found in a previous post here



36 comments:

  1. Is it now? Then I must attempt to be more square ;)

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  2. Love this quilt. Simple & striking.

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  3. I love how you combined all the different fabrics in this quilt, it is very beautiful

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  4. Nope, I had never though of that and of course it is brilliant. I will get the perle cotton and those self threading needles out soon. Love the quilt!

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  5. I'm sure these squares would have to be the windows to your soul!

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  6. love love love this quilt!

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  7. This is a gorgeous quilt! Wonderful, cheery color. So bright!

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  8. Such a pretty quilt!! I have to say the door shot was my favorite! What great composition!!

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  9. Such a pretty quilt!! I have to say the door shot was my favorite! What great composition!!

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  10. How completely gorgeous! I must have a crack at hand quilting some time, but I'm working on developing my inner scrappy so just one thing at a time I think!

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  11. I love every single thing about this quilt. And the photography is stunning too!

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  12. Fabulous! I love the background of this quilt. Not to mention those gorgeous, colourful squares. What a beautiful finish.

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  13. great quilt and the backing is so interesting too

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  14. I love the back! The front is pretty awesome too!

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  15. Love, love, love this quilt!
    I use self threading needles a lot, it’s such a great invention!

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  16. Your quilt is fabulous.....love it! Congrats on a very effective finish. Thanks for sharing Marie (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

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  17. Wow! You've done it again! Fantastic! I love the combination of machine and hand quilting. So inspirational!

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  18. Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for the threading tip. You aren't the last to know. I am.

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  19. This quilt is fantastic. I love the fussy cut centres of the blocks.

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  20. Completely gorgeous - but I would accept nothing less!

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  21. Completely charming! Love the back, too.

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  22. I love it!! So fun and colorful and gorgeous!!!

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  23. Oh for goodness sake, can't you just come up with a complete duffer one day? ;)

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  25. No, you weren't the last person regarding the needles. Enough said. (she hangs her head in shame)

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  26. Lovely quilt. Yes, that is a brilliant idea about using self-threading needles. I have tried hand quilting with perle cotton before but spent more time trying to thread the needle than actually quilting...

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  27. Just made some of these blocks myself for a group quilt.... Love them. Yours turned out fab.

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  28. Very special quilt, love to see it!! Looks like your style completely and also very fresh and new. Charming me.

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  31. I visit your blog once in a while when I catch something you post on flickr, but today I came here via the Sewmamasew giveaway and just had to browse around some more and admire your patchwork. I love this quilt, all those fussy cut centers just pushit that much further!

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