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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Buried Treasure (#18)

A layer cake (and a little more) of Buried Treasure  by Benartex,  Kona white jelly roll for sashing and a simple four square combination, is pretty striking when all put together.  

Backing fabric is minky cuddle dimple dot in camel - and the inside layer is quilter's flannel.  My last batch of this white 90" flannel was thinner than usual, so I took a chance to use it instead of my regular middle layer of bleached muslin. 
 The flannel did make it slightly heavier but it is hard to say how much, since the size of this 'lap' quilt covers a full sized bed.  

Quilting with a wide & long broken zig zag worked out great, using Isacord #40 for the top and Gutterman all sew on the bottom bobbin. 
Since I press open all my seams, stitching in the ditch wouldn't work (and I am not that precise), so the 'ragged' zig zag hides all imperfections as it floats over the seam. (This made the quilting less stressful and very fun).
Size:  64" x 84"
February 2014

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