Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Throwback Thursday for October

Welcome to Throwback Thursday. I'm hosting this month's link-up for Sandra of mmm! Quilts.

I hope that you've got some great projects to share this month. It's so fun to see older projects that were created before you started your blog.

Beatles Wall Hanging

I made this wall hanging for my daughter many moons ago - I'm afraid that I really don't know when. I know that it was before I started free motion quilting, so before I got my jag (that's my sewing machine - the only jag I'm likely to own!).
Beatles wall hanging
She fell in love with the panel and then I bought the orange and the purple fabric to go with it.

The original panel
It was all done by walking foot using a variegated KingTut quilting thread from Superior Threads.

The back of the quilt
The quilting comes out well in the back.

The quilt never did hang in my daughter's room but it's been the the basement guest room for years now. It was good to take it down and give it a good airing for this photo shoot!

What I learned
  • I believe that this was the only quilt that I ever made with my walking foot. 
  • I remember that it was fairly tricky to quilt since there were many curves and such, but I took it slowly and it worked out. 
  • I mostly followed the outlines of the images in the panel and then added some gentle curves in each of the borders.
  • If I take too long to make something for my daughter, odds are she'll have moved on to something else or will have changed the style of her bedroom 😊
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Linking parties
Please add your link to the link-up below. Throwback Thursday is usually help at Sandra's mmm! Quilts. She'll be hosting the next one in November. I will also be linking up to some great linking parties around the quilting world. Let's go see what everyone is up to! Monday Making, Design Wall Monday, Main Crush Monday, Moving it Forward, What I Made Monday, Linky Tuesday, Tuesday Colour Linky Party, Midweek Makers, Let's Bee Social,

Project details


Beatles wall hanging
45" X 53"
Materials: panel and cotton fabric
Techniques: quilted using a walking foot







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12 comments:

  1. You made that quilt for me in 2012 I think cause I remember bringing it to school for my John Lennon presentation and they were all quite impressed.
    I still want that Paddington quilt though and it wouldn't matter what style I choose for my bedroom cause I will NEVER stop loving him!

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    1. Thanks Sweetheart. I appreciate the date and the compliment. I didn't mean to dish you....and yes, a Paddington quilt will have to happen - no matter how your room changes :-)

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  2. How fun that your guests can enjoy this quilt! Isn't it amazing how versatile a walking foot is even with tight curves? And now I'm laughing at the comment from J.P. Are you going to make a Paddington quilt? :)

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    1. Thanks for the comment Janine Marie. Looks like I've been publicly scolded into making a Paddington Bear quilt. I guess I'd better get a move on :-)

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  3. Quick, put a label on that quilt with date, maker, place etc. It's fab!

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    1. Thanks so much Joy - I hadn't even noticed! It's on my list of things to do :-)

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  4. I have to say -- your panel done up with purple and orange looks more vibrant. Fun concept to show quilts pre blogging. Except, I couldn't find any on my computer. I might need to take some pictures of some of my older quilts!

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    1. Hi Bonnie, I had to pull this one down, dust it off and take pictures. It's fun to revisit them since they always have a story :-)

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  5. Love it. Amazing how good panels can look with a little tweaking. And I love Paddington Bear. Looking forward to that project!

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    1. Thanks Dione. Yes, panels can be spruced up. It was a great way to work with the walking foot. It gave me the confidence to try FMQ, once I got my machine.

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  6. Love that panel with the orange and purple - they're the perfect compliment!

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    1. Thanks Susan. I sure don't find opportunities to work with that colour combination often. It sure does brighten up the basement bedroom, which needs it!

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