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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Where has the summer gone?

Gone to the cats and dogs, of course!

You might (or not) recognize this quilt.  It's this year's birthday quilt that my Amazing Quilt Babes and I started this last February.  Then I took it to Cambria, CA to finish and I had left one side of the inner border off.  Well, as you can see, all is well now, and it's on the bed.  I absolutely love it, and apparently so do the animals that I live with.

Here's a close-up of the beautiful feathers that my long arm quilter did for me.   We found this particular feather in a different size on a quilt we saw when we attended the Machine Quilter's Showcase in May.  She adapted it for size, and I think she's done a marvelous job.  Pumpkin seeds in the 4 patches just set it off.  I used Fairfield Cotton and Bamboo batting this time, and I think it is now my favorite batting of all time.  It quilts beautifully, drapes beautifully, and Hubby stays warm on his side, and I stay cooler on my side.  Enjoy!


Gail said...

Its a beautiful quilt and looks lovely on your vintage bed. I love the colors and fabrics.

SubeeSews said...

Love the white dog and black cat quilt testers.
I just got a quilt back from my LA too. She also did feathers for me. What's not to like about feathers!
Anyway...I love your pattern you used. Is it your own design? I want a copy of it!

Sharon said...

This pattern is from McCall's Quilting and it's a Robert Callaham pattern that he did for the magazine. I don't know the year, though - maybe 2006? When I tore the pattern out, the pages don't have the year:(

quiltmom said...

Terrific quilt Sharon- and your pets look like they approve. It really is an elegant quilt. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

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