Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Bubbling BLUES!

I named my quilt "Bubbling BLUES".  

If you haven't figured it out by now...

I LOVE the color BLUE!  

I am obsessed with the color BLUE! When I see something blue, I smile from ear to ear.  

The color BLUE is definitely a  mood changer for me!  

Makes me SMILE!

When I selected Blue for my color from the Cherrywood Fabrics this month, I decided it needed to be divided with black strips to really make the blue POP!

As I was sewing them together I was smiling... OOOO I love it!

I added a wider black border, so I could cut it at an angle.

Here's how I cut it.

Selected the quilting thread -- of course blue and black -- that was easy.

I wanted to quilt with bubbles to really make the quilt whimsical, happy, and bubbly!

The next several photos shows each row and the series of bubbles that define the rows.

I Wiggle Cross Hatched Stitched the floral block.

I used 2 layers of batting --- 80/20 on the bottom and poly on the top. It gives my quilt a nice 3D look! It makes it a little firmer, but still flexible.

A couple photos of the backside for you.

My hanging sleeve is ready to sew on.  I will wait for a rainy day to do the hand sewing.  I do not like to hand sew at all! But I can do it!

I stitched in Marcia and 2015 in the outer border while I was quilting it.

YES I love the blues and the bubbles!

The Wiggle Line Quilting in the black borders gives it a nice finish and helps to create the angle of the quilt.

I embroidery stitched the binding on with a Wiggle Zig Zag Stitch.

A fun angle to take a few photos.

"Bubbling BLUES" a Half Log Cabin at an angle divided with black strips to make the blues pop!

I create in Boscobel, Wisconsin

by me --- Marcia Wachuta Marcia's Crafty Sewing and Quilting

I would LOVE to quilt your challenge quilt --- Information about getting your challenge quilt detail quilted for 

Only $25.00 Value $65.00 to $95.00 --- Click here

Here are the links to all the Challenge Quilts that I have quilted.
Click here to see Marsha's Quilt from the May Challenge. 

Click here to see my quilt from the May Challenge.

Click here to see Marsha's Quilt from the June Challenge.

Click here to see my quilt from the June Challenge.

Click here to see Dayna's Quilt for the June Challenge.

Click here to see Audrey's Quilt for the June Challenge.

I am linking up this post over at Persimon Dreams for the Focus Through the Prism Challenge Series for Project Quilting.  Check out all the beautiful Log Cabin Quilts that were created in July using the Cherrywood Fabrics.

Enjoy your day!



Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

I love your blue bubbly quilt. Both the Piecing and the quilting really make it an eyecatcher.

Unknown said...

I love this quilt. What a great example of how the quilting can really add dimension and life to a quilt.

Michele said...

I like, I really like!

VickiT said...

What a great little quilt Marcia! I really love it. Beautiful quilting as always.

Sandy Panagos said...

Wow, I love that!! All your challenge quilts have been great!

Michele T said...

Looks fantastic!!! Love how those stitches pop!!!

Pixel Blue Eyes said...

Hi Marcia,

Pixel Blue Eyes' Mom here. I think this might be my first visit to your quilt site. You are incredibly talented. This blue and black quilt is so gorgeous...I am TOTALLY IN LOVE! It is my favorite color of blue. Blue makes me so happy too. I saw where you were talking about pricing for quilt projects...does that mean this piece is for sale? I would seriously purchase it in a heartbeat. My email is pixelblueeyes.blog@gmail.com if that is so.
Pixel & I will be visiting more often now...come see us some time my new friend.
Jenny & Pixel

Lara B. said...

Love those blues together Marcia! I feel like I'm in the Keys just looking at them. Great bubble quilting!