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Aunt Sukey Spins Off – Machine Quilting

“As time goes by, I realize that I do trust the wind.  And I often write my songs for myself.” -David Friedman

“How did it get so late so soon?” -Dr. Seuss

“It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.”-Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince 

I have neglected my blog.  I like blogging, so what can I say for myself? 

A demanding job, apathy, depression, a time-out, a boring existence, self-pity, frustration at the lack of control of my life….

Sheesh!  You’d think somebody died or something!  Get a grip!  Change the negative brain recording!

I’m shaping up.  Mentally, that is.  Many of those emotions I’ve listed above apply to a big project.  That would be my Aunt Sukey Spins Off project. 

Yup.  I became bored and frustrated with it, and it became a monster sitting on my shoulders and whispering great doses of guilt into my ears.

I don’t understand myself.  Why…oh why…do I insist on complicating things.  I love the acronym, KISS…keep it simple, Stupid.  I love it, but have yet to apply it to myself.

Here I’ve made this classic traditional red and white quilt.  So far, so good.  But I can’t decide how to quilt it, and I go all out on the thing.  And then I become frustrated.  The quilting doesn’t fit the quilt.

There are times when I really should take a cue from my good friend Judy Butcher.  She knows how to quilt a traditional quilt.

Alas, I’m committed.

We’ll see how it turns out. 

In spite of myself.

Aunt Sukey Spins Off

Aunt Sukey Spins Off Part 1

Aunt Sukey Spins Off Part 2

Aunt Sukey Spins Off Part 3

Aunt Sukey Spins Off Part 4

Aunt Sukey Spins Off Part 5

Judy’s Surprise

Judy Butcher, over at Virtual Quilter, offered an Electric Quilt project file with her designs to anyone who asks.

I sweetly asked and Judy delivered this:

Super 7s 45 2

So I changed the color and switched a block.  Here’s my version:

Super 7s 45 3

Surprise Judy! 

Double Wedding Ring

I love following Judy Butcher’s  and Linda Franz’s blogs!  They are creative, consistent and quite inspiring!  And they are encouraging me to get familiar with EQ7.

The following design was simple to create in EQ7 and I really like it.  I may play more with it, just like Judy would, but for now, it is enough to follow in her footsteps and show the design as it is.

Double Wedding Ring

A color variation…it is so easy to switch colors:

Double Wedding Ring2

I wish I could say that the pieces could be printed out with Inklingo (I wanted to enter the design in Linda’s Love the Lines contest), but they can’t.  However, Linda does have a Double Wedding Ring Collection. 

EQ7 is quite capable of printing out templates and rotary cutting directions.  Cool!

If you want to make a Double Wedding Ring quilt, I suggest playing with EQ if you are a blessed owner of this great design program, or checking out Inklingo.  Linda Franz is full of helpful ideas and inspiration!