Saturday, September 14, 2013

st. louis 16 patch top finished...




I finished this top a few days ago but needed BOH's (Beloved Other Half's) help to photograph it. This St. Louis 16 Patch is so large that Mark very kindly borrowed some rigging stands meant to hold movie lights from the studio from the Key Grip. Thank you so much Stretch (yes that is his name...)! Still wrestling with how it is going to be quilted...

Below is a shot of my crew lying down on the job.


16 comments:

  1. Looks super - can't wait to get mine done!!!

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    1. Thank you Amy! Looking forward to seeing yours too!

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  2. I really like the simplicity of the quilt, your colors are nice and soft.

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  3. About 400 feet behind our house is the start of our woods. I got my husband to put ordinary wall plant brackets waaaay up on each of two trees, and another set down a couple feet. With the addition of a ten foot piece of galvinized conduit (2" I think), and shower curtain clips with binder clips I have the greatest set up for photographing even king size quilts. It took me a long time to figure this arrangement out, and longer to get my other half to implement it, but it's perfect. Your quilt is very pretty and I particularly like the shot that is directed skyward. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Fran this is GENIUS!!! Thank YOU for sharing. This is a great solution-far better than lugging heavy equipment home from work. Thank you so much!

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  4. That is a big quilt :) But, I love it! Still on my "hope to do someday soon" list.

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    1. Thanks Nedra! I'd love to see you make one inspired by your desert surroundings...

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  5. Its beautiful, I love how bright and airy it is. says spring and the beach to me with these colors, PERFECT! thanks for sharing.
    mine is 80 x 88 so not as big as yours !
    Kathie

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    1. Thanks Kathie! I love how great the 16 patch looks in any scale and it seems in any kind of fabric. Given the narrowness of your strips I think you win the size competition:)

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  6. It's just fabulous! I love the lighter colors in there. So soft and cozy. When I did a large quilt with lots of squares, I just stitched in the ditch with the walking foot. I was going to add some fmq, but I'm happy without it.

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    1. Thanks for the suggestion LeeAnn! I will try rolling the 3 layers un-basted through the arm of the machine and see if I can quilt it myself...

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  7. Looks great! Love the colors.
    Carol

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    1. Thank you so much Carol! Hope you are well...

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  8. Oh my goodness Susannah!
    This quilt is gorgeous! I didn't realize how large the patches were! Looks spectacular out in the garden with your crew.

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    1. Thank you so much Sujata! My crew is small but special:)

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