It is just another Monday around our studio here in Tallahassee…we are busy quilting and loving that we are not in an office!
Today our project is Julie’s quilt that we are working to get finished in time for the Tallahassee Guild’s show at the local museum. The pattern is called Mary Ellen’s Garden by Lori Smith. We purchased the pattern and the kit at one of our favorite quilt shops – Cinnamon’s Quilt Shoppe in Jacksonville, Florida.
The center block is gorgeous wool applique. Julie put her own twist on the applique design by changing the birds a slight bit – now they are little song birds. The applique around the wool is done by hand using Valdani Italian 12 wt and 8 wt…lots of evenings on the couch watching Bent and Dallas!
To piece the blocks Julie used Aurifil 50wt Thread #2314 Medium Beige. The Aurifil leaves very little lint behind on the machine and if you have a cone of this thread it lasts for so long!
For the longarm quilting we have Miss Ruby loaded with SO FINE! 50wt #405 – don’t know the name of the color but it is a creamy tan. We are using an Anne Bright Edge to Edge quilting design called Brenda’s Tulips. Inside of the applique block Julie is going to do some free-hand work with Miss Ruby…we will keep you posted on the finished product.
Today we will close with pics of Julie working on the quilt – look at how happy she is!
Again, it was a happy Monday here at the studio. What was the best part of your day? Would love to hear what gets you through the workday – or if you are lucky enough to quilt on a Monday what did you work on today?
PS Tomorrow Julie will be back at work scanning brains and stuff after a whopping 10 days off to play!
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