Monday, February 24, 2014

How do I quilt this? DONE!

Here it is:
I used Superior Thread's King Tut Chariot of Fire (#929) on the front. It blended perfectly.
 Last week when I asked: How do I quilt this? The support and input I received from everyone was exactly what I needed to get going! Check it out: Basketball Flames!!!
 Perfect for a Project Linus recipient!!! 
You can really see the design on the back as shown above and below. I used Superior Thread's So Fine #50 Hot Chilies (#412) on the back and I like how the design  "pops"! 
Why I got so stumped I have no idea...everything just flowed today! LOL! 

But! It was so nice to learn I'm in good company when it comes to deciding how to quilt a top sometimes.  I also learned from your comments and input, a few "answers" to that question: "How do we know how to quilt a top sometimes?" 1.We need to follow our instincts & let the quilt speak to us. 2. We need to take into account who or what our "audience" is.  3. Sometimes less is more & simple is better. 4. Walk away from a project and return to it with fresh eyes. And finally, 5. Have fun, don't over think it. 
THANK YOU to everyone for your genuine support in commenting last week!! (I am seriously grateful and appreciative.) I feel like I took off those  "long-arm training wheels" as I quilted with greater confidence today.

And well, before I wrap up this post and go put on some tea and sit down to do some stitching and watch The Amazing Race, we've all come to know a "quilting photo shoot" around here is not complete without Mr. Jackson and today was no different! Our snow is gone and every single time we go outside he just wants to play ball...and we do! Over and over and over. He is 100% Jack Russell  that is for sure!
With smiles,
Val:)

27 comments:

Jasmine said...

Amazing! It is definitely perfect quilting for your audience. Great job!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Wow it turned out wonderful! And I watched the amazing race too!

kathyinozarks said...

turned out awesome Val and Jackson always has me smiling-he looks like he just had a bath too-

Valerie Reynolds said...

LOL!! He did get a bathe! We finally have some sunshine and 49 degree days....

Marly said...

You found a good solution, Val. I'm sure it will be well appreciated in its new home.

Terri said...

Atta girl! You did a great job.
Hugs,

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

Wow! That is the perfect quilting pattern! And you did a wonderful job! Jackson is a riot! Finally, I am jealous that all your snow is gone...want some of ours?

Valerie Reynolds said...

I tell ya to feel a little sunshine on my face....is wonderful! Jackson and I got in two long walks this weekend. To say the least, we both feel a little bit better.

Quilt Musings said...

PERFECT choice!! And beautifully executed!! You most definitely threw those training wheels in the trash on this one!!

And Jackson - TOO cute for words!! :)

Carly Reynolds said...

Funny pic..love the thought bubble!!! :) The quilt turned out great...must have been darn tough with so many patterns to choose from! What's next haha

Mara said...

WOW! I love how you quilted this, basketballs and flames, never would have thought of that, glad you did, this is so awesome.

Karen H said...

All I could think when I saw this wonderful quilting is "goodness, gracious, great balls of fire"! Someone is going to love this one! Well done Val!

Barbie Mills said...

What a cute pattern! Definitely perfect for Project Linus.

A Quilter's Mission said...

OK...I totally LOVE this quilting! It fits this top perfectly. Your pup is so cute. Congrats on another finish.

Nadine said...

Awesome job, Val! The quilting is too perfect. Love your quilting buddy too! :-)

Sue Daurio said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the flaming basketballs. Someone is going to be tickled pink to have those! What fun

Lisa said...

Oh, i love the basketball! You did an awesome job!

Valerie Reynolds said...

An email from my mom: I love the way you did the red and yellow quilt. Great job. And of course, Jackson made the picture perfect. You are doing such good work, Keep it up Love Mom. I love that she follows my blog! Thanks Mom!

Michele said...

It really looks wonderful.

Connie said...

Beautiful Val and the quilting is perfect for it! Thanks for sharing.
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diane quilts said...

I think you just made the leap to doing wheelies! Just gorgeous!

Richard Healey said...

wow that quilting is just amazing.

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Sarah @ mila+cuatro said...

Basketball flames!!! How rad. Thanks for linking up.

Paula@TheSassyQuilter said...

That turned out great! Love it.

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

This is the perfect quilting for this quilt. awesome! The recipient will surely love it!

Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Lindsey said...

Flaming basketballs---who knew they would look so awesome on a quilt! What a fantastic design for this quilt! You did a great job on this!

Thank you for linking up to Fabric Frenzy Friday!
-Lindsey
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Willit Neverend said...

This would be very cool for a basketball lover. Do the kids get a choice in what quilt they get?

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