LibbyG

HONOR ABIDES HERE

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The Bedford Historical Society asked our guild to make them a raffle quilt for 2017.  I've always wanted to make this quilt since I saw it in McCalls Quilting Magazine a number of years ago.  I used Hobbs 80/20 batting, So Fine on top and Bottom Line in the bobbin.  I added an extra row to the top and side of the pattern so it would be queen size.  It won 2 First Place Awards, a Second Place and best longarm machine quilting in 3 different area quilt shows.

Only one judge said she saw shadowing.  I did try to press seams open, but it was easier to sew nine patches ironing to one side.  How do you try to prevent shadowing?  

35414453595_9de4418e03.jpgHonor Abides Here (2) by Libby G, on Flickr

35247969662_143de25615.jpgCumberland MD quilt show 097 by Libby G, on Flickr

35414456415_bbd27680f1.jpgHonor Abides Here (5) by Libby G, on Flickr

34604835623_cedf85dd69.jpgHonor Abides Here (3) by Libby G, on Flickr

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The only thing I could think of would be if a slight amount of blue was peeking out from behind the seam allowance causing the "Shadowing".  Maybe the quilt judge was just standing in front of the light causing a shadow;).   I think it's very beautiful!


Debbie

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This quilt is gorgeous. I love the blue and white. Your quilting is fantastic. I am not sure, but I think the only way you can avoid shadowing with such high contrast fabrics is to make sure you always press to the dark color and when piecing try to align your fabrics so the blue fabric is just a "smidge" below the top of the white. 


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I've always loved that pattern as well and your quilt is stunning!  Love the navy and white contrast and your quilting suits it to a 'T'.  It's a beauty!


Kathy :)

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Libby;

The piecing and quilting are absolutely gorgeous.  Great job on the accolades as the show.  Thank you for sharing.

Cagey


May your threads be balanced, and your bobbin forever full….

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2 first places, 1 second place and best longarming...ha....I wouldn't care if there were shadows all over the thing....it's absolutely beautiful.  Just tell them you didn't charge extra for the shadowing.


David

 

 

 

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