The last of the three quilts we worked on for the Ventura California quilt guild group was loaded on the longarm, with the other gorgeous wide backing from Backside Fabrics. This time I decided to use a golden polyester thread, the same one I used on the Japanese Art Quilt.
I used the panto Fascination again on this one, it went very well with the block design.
Luckily, the longarm behaved itself so the quilting went quickly and easily with nicely locked stitches.
Do you see any of your blocks in this one?
See the beautiful backing print? It is called Spiced Pomegranate, and a generous 108 inches wide.
We had some rare warm days while I was working on it.
It was beautiful outside, and I opened the windows behind the longarm. Trying to get a photo that could see both the inside and outside proved to be next to impossible.
So here is the view, with the gentle breeze, warm and lightly overcast.
Back inside, I kept quilting until it was totally done.
It was trimmed and then it was ready for binding.
For the binding, I used the excess backing fabric, sewing it onto the front.
Then, it was turned to the back and machine stitched down. This resulted in a line of stitching in the piecing on the front side which I have done before and it looked good.
So there it is, all ready to ship.
I wasn’t able to get any friends together for another sew day, everyone is just a bit too busy right now. So, instead of having another flimsy done, I just shipped all the rest of the blocks along with the finished quilt to Ventura Quilt Guild for their quilters to use. I am so grateful to those of you who sent contributions to help with shipping, the total for both shipments was over $80.
I want to acknowledge everyone who helped with this project once again, I couldn’t have sent these quilts without you all! So thank you so much to –
Marti S, Hendersonville, NC – C W, Lancaster, PA – Bridget O, Hendersonville, NC
Patti V, Hendersonville, NC – Jeanne S, St Augustine, IL – Heidi K, Henderson, NV,
Liz H, Mahwah, NJ – Shannon F in Durant, OK – Alice, AZ
Brenda H, El Dorado, KS – Molly A, Taylorsville, IL – Nancy S, Riverton WY
Susan C, Chesnee, SC – Celeste D, Seattle, WA – Bonnie H, Hendersonville, NC
Sam V, Hendersonville, NC – Mary D, Georgetown, DE – Teri K, Palmetto Bay, FL
Roseanne N, Sturtevant, WI – Bonnie C, Fletcher NC – Loris M, Cambria, CA
Elizabeth K, West Columbus, SC – Sharon C, Lexington, NC – Ms M, Gesonia, PA
Ms Fischer, Vacaville, CA – Linda N, Belews Creek, NC – Erin H, Deerfield, MA
LW, Rocklin, CA – Carolyn J., Williamston, NC – Mary B., Bozeman, MT
Darlene S, San Diego, CA – Linda S, Buffalo, NY – Judy R, Marshall, NC
Elizabeth G, Mooresville, NC – Denise F, Charles Town, WV
Val R, Ontario, OR – Ann B, Louisville, KY – JW, Palm Coast, FL
Donna W, Inverness, FL – Nancy F, Yorkville, IL – Amy R, Plainwell, MI
Sue Ann B, Plainwell, MI – Jeanna G, Port St Lucie, FL – Irene D, Leeds, AL
Crystal F, Cedar City, UT – Sharon V, Schoharie, NY – Carol P, Pisgah Forest, NC
Roberta A, Elgin, IL – Deborah C, High Point, NC – Paulette V, Springville, NY
Pat E, Avon, NY – Cheryl B, Newland, NY, – Dorothy M, West Chester, PA
Lisa C, So Plymouth, NY, – Sherry, Sioux City, IA – Ruth K, Alma, MI
Sharon T, Lake Wylie, SC – Clare M, Central Hawks Bay, New Zealand
NB, Milford, DE – Danice G, Florence, AL – Deborah A, Denver, CO
Linda A, Warwickshire, England – Emily L, Charlotte, NC – Madeline S, Summerville, SC
Karen, New Braunfels, TX – Linda B, Rensselger, NY – Diana V, Dixon, IL
Catherine M, Perry, NY – Kathie L, Allentown, PA – Daun, Taunton, MA
Kate S, Bartlesville, OK – Marti R, Lublin, WI – Melba M, Concord, NC
Judy G, Roseville, CA – Elaine N, Branford, FL
Rita C, Jasper, AL – Jo B, Australia
If you would still like to help, you can make blocks up to March 15th and send them directly to the Ventura Quilt Guild – click HERE to see the updates and lots of pictures. The pattern is still available as well, click on Perkiomen Block. After March 15, the guild will only accept completed tops. If you are in California, and can assist with longarm quilting, please contact the guild, they need help with quilting the tops.
So, our participation in this project is complete. See the previous posts with the completed quilts – Block Update Playing with Patterns, Assembling the First Quilt, Sew Day with Friends and the last Update. Thank you all for helping me to send these finished quilts.
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Comments on our participation with the Ventura Modern Quilt Guild’s project are welcome! What did you think of the effort? Did you see one of your blocks today?