Thursday, December 4, 2014

Patchwork Professional and another finish.

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Okay, first things first.  I had a happy mail day this week when I received my copy of Patchwork Professional. I was asked a few months ago if I would like to be featured in their magazine. Of course I would!  It's a beautiful magazine and they did a fabulous job with the article.  Now, I just need to brush up on my German to read it. ;-)  The title of the article is Judi Madsen - The Queen of Quilting.  Wow, that's quite the title and honor. I certainly wouldn't call myself that, but I thank them just the same.  I still have to pinch myself every time I think about where quilting has taken me.  An article in a German quilting magazine?  That is totally cool and it makes the quilting world that much smaller.  I love that quilting brings a common interest to so many of us throughout the world.
   
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Okay, so I have finished this fun quilt.  Jan asked me to quilt this before Christmas so that she could give this Simpson's themed quilt to her son as a gift. What a labor of love.  I know he will treasure it forever.  He better!  Jan - I have a sister who would love it if he doesn't. ;-)

I have to apologize that I didn't get better pictures of this quilt.  It was raining and foggy when I finished this quilt and it's the same today.  I grabbed a couple quick shots with my phone and then headed off to the post office to ship it off.  

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Anyway, the thread was Glide - love that stuff.  I used Magna-glide for the bobbin and I love the combination.  The tension was perfect throughout the quilt.  I used two layers of batting - 100% cotton and Hobbs 80/20 blend.  This gives the quilt a wonderful texture.  

The quilting was a lot of straight lines and I did what I could to keep it simple.  I had to refrain from quilting too much so that this quilt would be able to be cuddled with. 

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Pretty sure this is my favorite border design that I have come up with.  I really love how it frames out the quilt and compliments the flying geese throughout the quilt design.  

I love it and I hope you do too!  

16 comments:

Wiesława Pawłowska said...

It's true, Judi - you are The Queen!

Patti said...

That has to be the nicest Simpsons quilt I've seen ever! Just wonderful!

Alycia said...

Wow!!! That is quite impressive....

Always In Stitches said...

Queen is right. You did it again. Love the quilting. Colors are gorgeous.

frommycarolinahome said...

I'd love to have just half of your talent. Beautiful quilting! Congratulations.
Carole @ From My Carolina Home

Jane S. said...

I'd say they got it right when they said The Queen of Quilting! You've done it again, another beautiful quilt. :)

Sharon said...

I love the texture of the quilt. Do you layer the cotton on top or the bottom? Do you use Hobbs cotton? I always learn from your technical details. Thank you

Carrie Wikander said...

I'm sorry but that article is 100% accurate - you ARE a quilting queen! Amazing, beautiful work. All I can say is WOW!

Carmen y Prady said...

Felicidades, es una gran noticia, y debes estar muy orgullosa.
Haces unos trabajos preciosos.
un beso.

Linda R said...

Beautiful work. Congrats on making the cover of the magazine and being featured inside. Woo Hooooo!!

Leeanne said...

Congratulations! So very exciting.
Love the simplicity of the Simpsons quilt, I am sure it will receive lots of cuddles.

cj2sew said...

Your quilting makes everything look absolutely stunning. The detail is so impressive. You're the Queen of Quilting in my eye. Congratulations.

Michele said...

Love the Simpsons quilt. And Yes you most certainly are a Quilting Queen.

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

Amazing quilt! And the quilting is just so gorgeous!

Rebecca Grace said...

Bart Simpson never looked more elegant!! :-) I like your border, too.

Debbie said...

Title is appropriate, I show your work to my students for inspiration and what can be accomplished without a computer. Your quilting is always over the top and so beautiful.