Wednesday, May 6, 2015

More Machine Quilting: ALYOF Goal

I really had fun machine quilting my zoo baby quilt for my April goal in the ALYOF project. Between that and my QAYG tutorial over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, I did (for me) a lot of machine quilting in April. Which made me realize that if I truly want to become a better machine quilter, I need to spend more time doing it. May goal? Yep! Another machine quilting project. I'm going to machine quilt my scallop quilt.

I'm looking forward to using a different quilting motif in each of the four colored sections. And four different colors of thread! 

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Soon we'll be sleeping under this!

I recently got my new bed quilt back from my friend Sharon Brule, who did an absolutely amazing job quilting it. I wish these photos did the quilting justice.

Here's the original quilt top, which I started piecing in 2006 and finished in 2011. Sharon quilted it so that each square or rectangle you see in the quilt top has a separate quilting design--many geometric, but some with swirls or bubbles. 

And here's the back side. I wanted to make it double-sided so that I had variety and wouldn't be tempted to make a bed quilt again soon. :)

And here are some close-ups so you can admire the quilting:

Didn't she do a beautiful job?!?! I have the binding fabric for it (a Kaffe stripe), and finishing this quilt it next on my to-do list!
Then I'm going to buy some new sheets. What color sheets do you think I should get?