Saturday, May 01, 2010

Third Finish

Third quilt of the year finished! Admittedly, they've all been baby or lap quilts. I'm just not up to snuff to do a queen. :P

In my other post about the Crazy 9-patch, I was bemoaning that one of my fabrics weren't as orange as I hoped. Solution? Quilt it with orange thread.

I had some leftover blocks, so I made a standard 9-patch for the backing.

The rest of the backing fabric fits the quilt well, as this was a rather off the wall pattern for me.

A close up of the quilting. I was experimenting with double loops, and tossed in some stars for variety.

I didn't put pressure on myself for perfection. There's spots where thread crosses over, single loops and triple loops because I wasn't paying attention and "trapped" myself. I branched out, and I'm happy with that.

I'm starting to think this journal keeps my quilting sanity! I don't have to worry about "momnesia" eating my brain cells and leaving me with a whole bunch of pieces to a quilt that I don't even remember starting.

You can tell from the dates that I definitely quilt in spurts. I almost wonder if I'll have time to quilt more once the baby is born, because my computer is in the bedroom with the crib. I'll have to keep the screen off and either nap with the baby or blow time quilting.

In reality, I have no idea how much the baby will change things. It might think a pile of fabric is fun to nap in, it might cry "hold me! feed me!" 24/7. I'll be finding out. ;)



Winona said...

Leah, that is a cute quilt. I am always excited when I see your machine quilting. Some day....LOL yep, I really am going to learn to machine quilt, some day. You will soon find what works best for you when the baby is born. I have five kids and not one of them was the same. Have a good day. Winona

gamawinkie said...

Leah, you are doing good with your quilting. I only hand quilt; it is impressive that you branch out and machine quilt. Good job!

Who knows, maybe the baby will like the light of the computer? It probably will be good to nap with the baby at first. Then, like Winona says, you will find out what works for you.

Shanley said...

Thanks for your comment on my ticker tape twin quilt. I came over to see what you're working on and wouldn't you know it - you're working on one of MY "someday" patterns!

Chrissie said...

Amazing job on your quilting! Do you draw the stars before you do them or are they free hand? beautiful! I have such a hard time getting the quilt to move smoothly under the needle, and I get a lot of jerky movements! Well, it's about time for that baby, hey? :) looking forward to hearing the good news! :) love ya!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I like it alot Leah! Very creative design and great use of your fabric. The quilting is outstanding! And the back just adds to the overall fun. Cheers! Evelyn