Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Red Delicious Quilted

Red Delicious is quilted!

Wow it feels great to finally finish this BOM (not that I was embaressed to see that others had finished my own BOM before me or anything!)

My only disappointment is the photo - it really doesnt do RD any justice. It looks much better in real life. Actually I have this problem with nearly all my quilts - I don't have the 'perfect' hang and shooting spot so I am always having to work around lighting and space...and the space can be something of a problem in my home. I dont know how to work around this. I always love it when my quilts are made available as 'projects' in magazines because then at least I am guaranteed a perfect photo. Oh well....

A few have asked via email and I've noticed the same question in the comments a few posts ago, so to all you who are curious: I am a domestic machine quilter. I do all my quilting on a domestic Elna 1950's model sewing machine. I also have a back up Husquarna 1950's model for when the Elna is over heated or just plain tetchy.

In my house I have several sewing machines including a Singer and a Brother and they are good machines for other sewing work, however I have found that the old Elna and Husquarna are best and I am not a big fan of the plastic fantastic generation of sewing machines that are so present today.

Don't get me wrong - I'd LOVE a long arm (think of all the projects I could conquer!) and I wouldnt mind a new domestic as well. Again though, once you are used to solid metal construction, the new machines cant help but feel flimsy. And I dont think I will ever get used to having a machine tweet or beep at me! But, in saying that - I'm always excited at new machines on the market and would give anything a trial. If and when I upgrade my machines, they will definitely be introduced right here on my blog.

23 comments:

  1. I like it very much your wonderful beautiful work.
    Marika

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  2. Esther your quilt is an absolute masterpiece! I love it. I started the BOM as a redwork and managed three before Annie-Rose arrived. I think they are going to live on as cushions, or maybe a bag! Thanks so much for sharing this project with us. What are we going to do in 2010??!!

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  3. Th quilt looks great Esther. Hugs, Jeanette

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  4. Wow, that turned out so beautiful! I love the swirly wave looking sections. Nice job!

    MGM

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  5. De-lovely, de-lightful, and red-delicious! It is a masterpiece!

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  6. Red Delicious is gorgeous. I wish I could see your beautiful quilting better - your quilting is amazing. Looking forward to the table runner. I still have to put the borders on mine but it will get finished! Thank you so much for the lovely pattern!! Carol

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  7. I read in a magazine article about photographing quilts that the best place to do it is outdoors on an overcast day. I don't know if this is possible for you, but it is an idea. I have always wanted to attach a couple of supports on either side of my garage door so I could slip a rod or pipe of somekind through my quilt's sleeve and hang them there for photographing. Love your quilt;it's beautiful.

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  8. Your Red Delicious is just wonderful... thank you so much for sharing this amazing project...

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  9. Esther,

    I LOVE how it turned out. I'm so glad I saved the patterns as you went along. Now to find some great reds.

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  10. Your quilt is gorgeous, love it!

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  11. Esther, RD is gorgeous and I thank you again for giving us all so much pleasure. I feel like I'm part of a big club of RD fans all sharing in the fun.

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  12. It is fabulous.
    Liking the sneak peek on the previous post.

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  13. Your quilt looks great!
    I'm behind on my blocks, but hope to show some more soon.

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  14. So elegant, your work. Thank you for sharing it. you are very inspiring.

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  15. I absolutely ADORE your quilt, all elements of it, the patterns are wonderful and I love all that RED!

    I saw it in the sidebar on FOQ2010 group!

    Have a great weekend :o)

    Carolyn ♥

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  16. You have excelled yourself, Esther. Your machine quilting is truly lovely!

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  17. It is gorgeous! And thank you so very much for sharing the instructions.

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  18. Your Red Delicious is beautiful, I do hate to admit I haven't even started mine....I'm a huge procrastinator...but can't wait to see the table runner either.

    Thank you again for the beautiful BOM - Diana

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  19. Esther, your Red BOM quilt is so beautiful. This is the first time for me visiting your blog and you have so many eye candy...will be back again.

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  20. Red Delicious is absolutely gorgeous!!

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  21. That is so beautiful.....so amazing.

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