Friday, May 20, 2011

Toddler's first quilt

I finished this quilt last week. It was made by a boy's grandmother for his first bed. She and her daughter picked it up a couple days ago, very pleased with the quilting. I always like days like that.The boats are fused-appliqued onto the blocks, and stitched with a wide zigzag. I outline stitched every one of them to assist the quilt in surviving the rigors of a child. The quilting in the blank areas was near perfect for depicting both water and wind. And an added plus, that it is immensely simple to quilt.
I am gearing up to quilt a large-ish custom quilt, maybe as early as next week. I have held off putting tops on the longarm because builders and a plumber have been in and out of the basement (where my studio is) all week. I'll think all is well, then I'll find a pile of saw dust where there wasn't one the day before. The rough electrical and plumbing will be finished in a couple days and then I should be safe to resume life as usual, at least as far as quilting is concerned. I am going into serious withdrawals. I did a little piecing today, but really want to quilt one of my own pieces...not at the risk however that it may get drips of water on it though (it is completely marked with blue water soluable pen!).

6 comments:

Sherry said...

Looks great job well done.

SeeingStars said...

The quilting compliments the quilt so well. It may seem immensely simple to you, but it still represents a lot of time and patience. I haven't tried ruler work yet, but I've watched a video and hope to attempt it soon. Those sailboats are perfect!

Linda said...

Looks perfect to me!! You really did a wonderful job creating movement with the water and wind like quilting!!

LynCC said...

I love this sailboat quilt. Perfect background quilting pattern in the center. :)

Vicki W said...

That is adorable! You always know just the right treatment for every quilt.

Desley said...

I love the way your quilting makes it look like the boats are bobbing on ocean waves. Perfect choice of quilting.