Monday, June 1, 2015

Comparison quilts at MQS

MQS was great fun. I bought mostly just thread from Fil-Tech and Superior Threads. I was working in the Community Outreach booth longarming quilts to be left in the Cedar Rapids community for those in need.  It was rewarding and lots of fun since I got to work with a couple of my friends:-)  Another friend came over from WI and went down to the show with me, we had a good time catching up on things.

Our local longarm group called SEAMS had challenge quilts hanging at MQS in the Comparison challenge (not judged). We started with identically pieced hangings and then we secretly quilted them to show how the same hanging could look so different with just the different quilting.  I showed mine a while back and several of you asked if I would show the others. While I don’t want to ask everyone for permission to show theirs up close,  a couple of my friends said I could share their’s with you. So here is one from Laurie S.



  and one from Vicki M.

and mine once again. 


And here is the overview of most of our hangings.  I couldn't fit them all in my camera viewing area!
It was so fun to see them hanging, similar but different because of the way each of us chose to quilt it.  

There is always some great eye candy at the weekly linky parties, I'll be linking up with some of them!  Check the links on my sidebar.  Hope you are all having a great week!

10 comments:

  1. It is so cool to see how different they look!! I think it is pretty cool how that first one and yours contrast with curves in the first, more straight lines in yours. . . Kind of makes me think that over thinking curves or straight lines might be more of my own little battle with myself. . . hmmmm very interesting. Mostly because I'm having that very battle right now as I contemplate the quilting on my next quilt :)

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  2. Your quilting is amazing!!!

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  3. Love this idea! It is so neat to see the varity of stitches you all choose. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. When I grow up I want to quilt like you ladies. It is amazing how different they all look with the different quilting. And they are all Gorgeous!!

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  5. What a great challenge! I love that you featured hexagons in the piecing (my current obsession) and the quilting possibilities are fascinating. I hope the group will organize an on-line exhibit of all of them in the future!!

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  6. Thanks for showing us these Vicki. I love how different they all look and always think it's fascinating to see the results of an exercise like this. It always amazes me how different the same quilt can look when quilted differently.

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  7. Really, really like yours!!!! Such an awesome challenge!! I've heard so much great news about that event and several who managed to attend (other than you!). Someday...................

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  8. That is super cool. I would have loved to see that in person.

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  10. Wow! MQS!?! How cool is that. Love what you quilted, and the challenge. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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