Kelly Cline Quilting

Latest Quilted Hankie–Up for Auction at the Kaw Valley Quilters Guild Show, Lawrence KS

This weekend, Saturday, April 7 and Sunday, April 8, is my guilds quilt show, Kaw Valley Quilters Guild. I’ve finished a fabulous hankie to put in the silent auction. I’ll share a few pictures from the process, beginning to end result. I’ll admit these pieces are hard to give up once they are finished!

This beautiful hankie is bordered with exquisite lace. I couldn’t resist re-purposing this one!

I started with my backing, then 2 layers of Hobbs 80/20 Heirloom, and a piece of satin on top, about 20″ square.

My first order of stitching is to “ditch stitch” on the inside edge of the lace. This gives me a ‘frame’ to work with.

I use this Kelly Bean, notched ruler, to work around any shape or embroidery. Only on a longarm, just nest your hopping foot in the notch. Use one hand on your handle and the other to move around the ruler and hopping foot, magic!!

I love to use Cindy Needham’s Ultimate Stencils for designs in negative spaces. She has a fabulous E-book to go along with the stencils which I highly recommend. You can start to see the design take shape in the following photos.

At this point I have finished all of the inside quilting. I leave the lace loose and will use beads to tack down where needed. Lace lends itself nicely for embellishment!

I usually choose a simple piano key border. It calms your eye and doesn’t take away from the focus of the lace.

I love handwork of any kind and can spend countless evenings, watching TV and stitching. This piece required 3 solid nights of handwork. I used glass beads, pearls from a broken vintage necklace (my preference), and the tiniest of Hotfix Swarovski crystals. I like the glimmer, but I also want it to be subtle.

I love to frame these pieces or make into a pillow. With the heavy amount of beading, I decided a frame was in order!

You can find this on the silent auction block, this weekend, in Lawrence, KS. Here’s the flyer. It doesn’t say Lawrence, but it tells you everything else. Hope you can make it if you live in the area!

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    Brenda
    April 5, 2018

    I love the step by step tutorial…..leading to an extraordinarily beautiful result.

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    Eileen Bayda
    April 5, 2018

    This is so beautiful. I have been lucky enough to have some of my grandmother & ggmother’s vintage lace & embroidered pieces. Hopefully, I can incorporate a few pieces into a king size quilt that is going to my cousin’s daughter. I made her baby quilt & now her wedding quilt. Such an honour. The vintage lace would be her gg mother’s & ggg mother’s. Yikes, makes me feel old. lol

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      Kelly
      April 5, 2018

      Thanks Eileen, you are lucky to still have pieces. You will make it wonderful!

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    CINDI
    April 5, 2018

    BE STILL MY HEART! LOVE -LOVE-LOVE <3 <3<3
    I am going to get out to Kansas one day for lessons. Hopefully sooner rather than later. ORRRR you could come to Florida. I will have to see if my guild or the shop that I work for can put it together.

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      Kelly
      April 5, 2018

      Have suitcase, will travel! Love to speak at guilds, maybe my favorite thing to do AND workshops to go with! Yes, pass my name. There is a tab called lectures/workshops that explains more. Thanks Cindi!

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    Brenda
    April 5, 2018

    Oh, Kelly, the winner of this silent auction will certainly have a treasure! Wish I were near KS! Great job, as always. Thanks for the step by step tutorial. I love using your Kelly bean ruler for stitching around embroidery. It is great!

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      Kelly
      April 5, 2018

      Thanks Brenda, I wish every quilter was closer! I love the Bean too!!

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    Pat Williams
    April 5, 2018

    Your step by step tutorial has been so useful, Kelly. I”m wondering about the frame. Is there glass in it? If so, is it a recessed type frame? Thanks!

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      Kelly
      April 6, 2018

      Hi Pat, thanks! Yes, there is glass. Nothing special about the frame, but I do put in a spacer so the linen doesn’t touch the glass. I do this with small strips of foam core board around the inside edge of the frame.

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    Ann Lamy
    April 5, 2018

    WHAT . . . a beauty! And that Kelly Bean Ruler is just the cutest, too. Obviously you’ve been notching it up to the next level. Again, wish you well with your auction . . . but next year why not set it up to be an ONLINE auction? I’m thinking it could easily push some bids right on up through the roof. <3 xo

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      Kelly
      April 6, 2018

      Thanks Ann! I’m sure online would be fab, but a big draw to the show is the silent auction. The excitement is at the end when everyone is standing around, pen in hand, ready to get in that last bid. Gotta stick with old school on this one! 😉

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    Ruth sl
    April 6, 2018

    I love the piece and fortunate enough to have some like it that past in my family to me. I do have a question since my quilting style is different. How do I achive the puffy part ?
    Thank you in advance if you willing to answer. Since I moved to Finland I find it hard to find ladies who have this knowledge.

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      Kelly
      April 9, 2018

      Hi Ruth, thank you! The puff is created by using 2 layers of batting. Dense quilting will let the open area create that puff.

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    Carolyn Sullivan
    April 25, 2018

    GORGEOUS! just getting around to reading the email! It reminds me of the sea for some reason. Maybe a sand dollar…..

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    Donna
    May 10, 2018

    Kelly – I SO appreciate this step by step look at how to make a beautiful piece such as this! When I see pictures of finished pieces it seems far from my reach but seeing this it makes me feel that I could actually do this one day!!! I do have one question. When you are working with such a small piece is there any special equipment, needles, smaller handles, etc. or can you just use longarm as is? I have an A1 longarm.

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      Kelly
      May 10, 2018

      Nothing special needed. I use the longarm as is, you’re only working with something small, so think of it like a tiny baby quilt!

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    Maria Gardner
    June 19, 2018

    Once more, Kelly, you blew my mind away! I am so inspired when I see your fabulous work, and am thrilled that I can learn from your tutorials. MUST splurge and take a real live lesson with you.

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      Kelly
      June 19, 2018

      Thanks Maria, they honestly blow my mind too!

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