Lake Pepin Sunrise, completed

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This morning I finished quilting the first of my Marine Series quilts, which is based on a photograph I took in Lake City, Minnesota.  It feels great to have this completed, finally, including the label.   I’m still not super confident in my machine quilting skills, but I’m getting better with practice. I do like how the trees came out, in general, which was my first attempt at “thread painting” to add features that aren’t pieced in. I will probably bring this to our guild meeting on Monday, so that people can see it now that it’s finished.

It's unlikely this label will get removed...

Here is a closeup of the quilting, to show the stays, trees, and railings.

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The completed quilt is 34.5 inches (wide) x 45 inches (tall).  This is machine pieced and machine quilted. Some of the fabrics are my own hand-dyes, but most of this is commercial all-cotton quilting fabric.

All of this was done with Aurifil Mako 50 weight thread, in white, dark grey, and brown.

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5 Responses to Lake Pepin Sunrise, completed

  1. Sheila says:

    Wonderful job, Jennifer! I especially love the trees; they look so organic.
    Can’t wait to see it in person.

  2. quiltaunt says:

    Your own hand dyes! I’m impressed. I really like the composition and colors and the thread painted trees are a lovely addition. I’m still struggling with free motion quilting. I took a class last winter with Sarah Ann Smith, author of ‘Thread Work Unraveled’. Need to practice more.

  3. Kathy Seifert says:

    It’s really great–you are inspiring me to keep trying to get better at free motion!

  4. Jennifer says:

    Thanks very much… I find that it always takes me three quarters of the project to finally get comfortable with it. Hopefully the next one won’t take as long to get my courage up.

  5. Jennifer says:

    Thanks, T.S. I’m going to bring it to the guild party.

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