Monday, September 13, 2010

Quick Change


I made a quick change in the dining room this weekend. It seemed like time for a fall quilt, and this one fit the bill. The pieces for this one were cut out and set aside when I was a still a new quilter. As I remember, it was hard to find the colors that I was looking for. A couple of years ago, it got pulled when our little group went to our annual retreat in Shipshewana after the Christmas holidays end. Vicki and I mulled over the selection at Yoder's, and I was off and sewing. Sandy machine quilted it for me, and did a beautiful job, as always. But, that brings me to pointing out the heavy fold lines in this piece. Machine quilting is much more dense, and it appears to have created deeper lines as this was folded in the linen closet. I'm hoping that it will "hang out"!

19 comments:

Vicki said...

I love it! I never saw this one past the yardage stage. Turned out great and looks wonderful hanging in the dining room!

Janet said...

I hope it hangs out for you too. It looks really wonderful in the picture - I never noticed the fold lines at first.

beth said...

What a pretty quilt!!

Barb said...

Looks great - what a lovely spot.
I adore the lamp!!! and the photos are lovely too

Kath said...

It reminded me straight away of an Indian blanket. Just my colours too.

Dolly said...

That is ONE striking quilt !

Hope it 'hangs out'...if not, give it a quick rinse, spin, and tumble dry.

YankeeQuilter said...

I found I need to be particularly careful to loose fold or use muslin scrunchy tubes with heavily machine quilted pieces. Usually a few spritzed of water and an hour on the clothesline (with a good wind of course) and the folds come out...

Kathie said...

beautiful would love to see a close up of the fabrics please :)
and what size is the quilt
perfect for a wall in mho!
very graphic quilt I love it!
Kathie

Lori said...

That quilt looks really nice and I bet it is even better in person!
I just changed out my hanging quilts but laid them on the bed for a day or two and that helped get the creases out. I've also took a little mister of water and sprayed it a little, then smoothed the quilt.

Nancy said...

Love the traditional look. It makes a magazinie-like display!

Sharon said...

Beautiful quilt! Looks great on your wall. I started putting out my fall decor this weekend, but have to wait until after our quilt show to change out my wall quilt. Have a great week!

FabricandFlowers said...

It's beautiful!

Ginny Worden said...

Jan, the quilt is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Quilts And Pieces said...

You'll get those creases out if you spritz it with water and then tumble it in the dryer on low for awhile. Always works for me!

VikiVictoria said...

Absolutely my kind of quilt - traditional, old fashioned, and LOVE the colors! Do you have instructions for this one? I'd love to make it. Thanks!

Kathi said...

It is a beautiful quilt. I'm wondering if it's not the cotton batt that creases so badly, rather than the density of quilting. In any case, I usually spread a quilt out and give it a spritz with water to ease those creases, let it dry, then hang. Otherwise, gravity reduces the horizontal creases, but rarely the vertical.

crazypatch dreamer said...

It's a wonderful quilt! The colors are so rich and warm, and I love the antique feel to it. So perfect for fall! Thanks for sharing.
Louise

Rose Marie said...

Beautiful .... I've been wanting to make this pattern for some time now and to see yours ..... great inspiration!

Try folding your quilts on the bias .... no fold lines when it comes to hanging up your quilts.

Go here: http://appliqueandpatches.blogspot.com/2009/03/quilt-folding.html for instructions.

Marge said...

Jan,
What a great vintage-looking vignette! I, too am curious about the pattern. I can't quite figure it out.
Thank you for sharing it!