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French General quilt

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You're going to be sick of me posting pictures!! I'm so glad to be able to share again.

My customer calls this quilt "French General in Retreat" because of the French General line of fabrics she used and the fact that she pieced it completely at--you guessed it--a retreat!

I loved the horizontal piecing in the columns and accented that with lots more horizontal stitching. The fabric had beautiful feathers in the print so I stitched formal-ish feathers up the neutral columns. Thanks for looking!

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Linda Rech

Finely Finished Quilts

Millennium on Bliss rails--hand-guided

http://www.topperquilttools.com

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Love how the straight lines play against the curves of the feathers! The quilting really makes it quilt, as they say!!!


Just Sew Simple Sylvia Blissett APQS Freedom '09 "Stitch" Circle Lord 2010 “"Until one has loved an animal, Part of their soul remains unawakened.”

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Thanks for the generous comments!

The border design is just swirls with lots of close echos. My go-to design for busy borders is swirls but this one needed a more formal treatment I thought. The echos give it a density in an area where the stitching might not show.

As for the horizontal lines--all random widths to go with the random widths of fabric in the columns. The only issue was occasional seams which weren't absolutely horizontal--those I either SIDed or stayed far enough away from that the off-straight wasn't so noticeable. I used my channel lock most of the time and SIDed on the side seam to travel to the next spot.


Linda Rech

Finely Finished Quilts

Millennium on Bliss rails--hand-guided

http://www.topperquilttools.com

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I don't think there's anyone on this list that would ever tell you to stop posting pics!! I could look at your quilting all day long and this quilt is no exception. Its gorgeous!


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Dorothy MillerAPQS Sales Representative

Crazy Horse Quilting

Sequim, WA

http://www.crazyhors...g.blogspot.com/

To Ride or Not to Ride...what a stupid question!!

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agreed...i could never tire of your quilting! this quilt stems on the side of modern...yet is beautiful! love your feathers and swirls!


Kristina at website http://withakquilting.blogspot.com/ and personal blog http://froggybottomquilting.blogspot.com/

 

Hoppily quilting along with FROGGER - my Green Millennium, and TOAD - my Liberty. Quiltazoid equipped too!

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