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Friday, February 19, 2016


I finally have a finish and am including photos of a quilt I finished the end of October.

This Chevron quilt is for my granddaughter who will be getting married in a few months. She chose the colors and design. I enjoyed quilting this quilt as I am learning how to quilt on my domestic sewing machine.  I loved doing the free motion quilting.  I did see progress from the beginning to the end.

I call this quilt Autumn Kaleidoscope. I did a lot of free motion quilting on this quilt, and it was good practice for me.  It's not perfect, but I like it.  One problem I had was that I failed to prewash the purple batik that I used for the inner border and the little squares.  When I washed the quilt some of the color bled onto the back of the quilt. Hopefully I will remember the lesson that I learned from this quilt.

Both of these baby quilts were made many years ago (2001).  I recently found the photos for the train and frog quilts and wanted to include them with my other quilt photos.  I was just starting to piece quilts when I made these quilts and had a great time making them while I was recovering from a broken leg.  They are both hand quilted.

I have 3 quilt tops that are waiting to be quilted. I have another one that is partially quilted.  I also have some quilt tops that are partially pieced; so I have plenty of projects to keep me busy for a while. I hope to post another finish before two many months.


Jo said...

Love the train quilt. Old photos are fun to see

Ann T. said...

You are doing great. So glad you shared!
Love the baby quilts. Thanks for sharing!

dq said...

Marie, it is SO GOOD to see a post from you! I LOVE LOVE LOVE hour machine quilting especially on the chevron quilt. It looks great. You are such a pro.

Those frog legs crack me up. Which grandchild gets to enjoy that one and the fun cars?