Hope that you are looking forward to Valentine’s Day and what your
special person may do for you-and you for that person.
In order to stay with the heart theme, I will show you a cute baby
quilt that I just quilted for my friend, Arlene. She is a super piecer
and everything is always square and flat when it comes to me.
This is the quilt before I quilted it.
And here is the after shot.
Isn’t it amazing how much the quilt changes once the
stitching has been added?
I decided that I wanted to make the design more interesting
so I went with an arc shape in the middle blocks. Swirls were
added to give it more movement.
In the blocks near the border, I merely quilted half of the design.
I used Bottom Line thread to quilt around all the applique pieces
in the blocks. A white polyester thread was used in the white space
in the blocks and on the border areas.
For the border, I merely used the same swirl design. The Green Fairy,
aka Judi Madsen, is the designer of this swirl pattern. I thought that I would
try out this freehand swirly design for myself.
In the small squares, the quilting is more basic. Again, I used the Bottom
Line thread, in a white color, all of the various colored fabrics so that I
didn’t have to change thread colors alot.
I also managed to finish my Jenny Pedigo quilt that I began in the fall.
It is hard to believe that I actually sewed the top and quilted it-all in
1 year. Yeah!!
Again, I used a curved design-I seem to really like these right now.
I did a loop de loop around the inner triangle. Inside the inner
triangle, I decided to stitch various designs such as pebbles,
straight lines, swiggles and wobbly lines. All in the name of
interest. On the outside of the arc, I did straight lines with a
rounded edge. It reminds me of the lines on a military jacket.
Wierd, I know.
In the blue block, I quilted straight lines in the center and
a several slightly curved lines in the grey area. Again, even
the quilting designs came from Jenny Pedigo. She is one
A white polyester thread was used for the white blocks
and 2 different blue polyester thread was used for the
blue blocks. You can check Jenny out, over at Sew Kind
Don’t forget to check out Freshly Pieced as well.
Have a great week.