Monday, November 2, 2009

A Sweet Finish - Sweet Savannah

As promised in Friday's post, I worked diligently on this quilt in my spare moments over the weekend and am happy to report that it has been finished and delivered to my friend who will be presenting it to Sweet Savannah's Mama-to-be on Saturday at a baby shower.

Here's the quilt being free motion machine quilted. This is the second quilt that I've attempted this type of quilting on and it went very well.

I put my ironing board at a lowered position behind my sewing machine to make a surface for the quilt to lay on, so that it wouldn't hang over the back. This helps the quilting process immensely.

This is the back of the quilt. This is the first time I've incorporated some blocks into the backing fabric and I love how it turned out!

The label on the back:

A couple of more views:

My camera doesn't take very good close up pictures, but if you look closely, you'll see a tiny heart in the meandering quilting.

I have a queen size quilt that is basted and ready to quilt. I think I'm ready to tackle free motion quilting it! Its very hard work, but so worth it when you get done.


Susan said...

I love this quilt! I first saw this type of quilt about a year ago, I guess, and fell in love with it, especially those strips down the back - so sweet. I just can't imagine trying free-motion quilting . . . probably because I haven't even tried quilting a pattern yet! LOL You did a fantastic job on this; I know your friend's friend will love it.

Mary said...

Nice job! I think the best part of making a quilt is doing the free motion quilting, kinda like a huge piece of paper to doodle on. Can't wait to see your next one.

Lori Harris said...

I love it!!

Unknown said...

Debbie! This is gorgeous quilt, and it does look like many hours of work went into it. What a very special gift. The colors are especially beautiful

wordmama said...

lovely quilt. Your quilting looks very nice. I'm jealous at all the projects you are turning out. Good for you!

Little Penpen said...

Awesome... the strips down the back are wonderful. you are really good at machine quilting... we expect at least one quilt a week from here on out. :D

Drucilla's Stitches said...

I love the labels, very nice! I've saw several quilts with the backing done this way, good job! I just finished my sister's quilt and also did free motion. It was difficult when I first started but now I love free motion/stippling.