Thursday, June 24, 2010

Pity Quilting

My daughter made this quilt top for a co-worker using the Yellow Brick Road pattern. But....she's been working a lot and the baby was born so she asked her mama if she could quilt it for her. I didn't want to go borrow the longarm so I did it on my Juki and boy, was that a challenge. I can stitch in the ditch on that machine but doing a meander and moving the quilt around, well, I'm just not used to it. There are some interesting shapes that instead of puzzle pieces look more like horse heads, barrels and hammers. LOL

I found one decent spot to take a picture of the quilting. The mother-to-be didn't want to know what she was having so Stephanie tried to pick fabrics that would be appropriate for either a girl or boy. The entire time she was picking them out, she kept saying how much easier it would be if the girl would just find out what she's having! How inconsiderate, huh? :o)

I needed to do something on the borders but didn't really want to take the time to pin on paper borders so I just chalked on a half feather kind of design. But....that didn't work because I didn't realize that I needed to draw them a certain direction so the quilt bulk would be on the outer edge of the machine. So I rubbed the chalk off and did them free motion. I cringed when I looked at it but Stephanie was happy so I guess that's all that matters.

So with that behind me, I guess I'll go see what's next on the list of things to do. Hmmmm.........

4 comments:

greetingarts said...

You're much too hard on yourself! I *wish* I could quilt like that! I can't see any flaws, and you know it's going to be well loved. Good job, Mama!

The Other Barb said...

I think it looks great!

peggy said...

Liz, I love your description of what your quilting looked like...hammer heads? LOL
I like the fabric choices and your quilting really does look quite nice...
Peg

Anonymous said...

Pity Quilting. . . girl you crack me up! LOL Nice job, nothing to feel ashamed about, except maybe that you are such a soft touch! Hugs, Reeze