I finished up my "Trees Quilt," just in time for the Blogger's Quilt Festival.
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I made this quilt for my daughter Lexi's bed.
Now she has a spring/summer quilt for her bed,
and we can tuck her Christmas Quilt away until next winter.
It will be fun to change these out and celebrate the changing of the seasons.
Balloons on top, City Print on the Bottom
Lexi's bed is an odd size -- it's an antique bed,
smaller than a full size, but larger than a twin.
Her favorite color is red, so this quilt needed to have lots of red!
At one point she asked me if I could add some rocket ships to it,
but I just couldn't figure out how to make that work,
and she must have forgotten all about that request (whew)!
I could have named this quilt "adventures in machine quilting."
Mostly this is free motion quilted -- an all over stipple/meander in the red,
a tiny stipple in the blue sky, and pebble quilting for the green trees and borders
of the tree blocks. I straight line quilted the grass, in narrow lines for the small tree blocks and wider spaced lines for the larger tree block.
I'm so happy that it's finally done and off of my dining room table.
|Close up of the quilting|
|After washing, crinkly and soft!|
I taught myself several new things in the making of this quilt.
I had never done bias binding, or sewn the binding on completely by machine.
I have never liked the way machine sewn binding looks, but the way Rita explains it, you don't even see the stitches on the front side--it's great!
Because this quilt is for a child's bed
(and will be well loved, jumped on, used to build forts, etc.),
I figured that a machine sewn binding would be the way to go.
|It's new home!|
Thanks, Amy, for hosting the Blogger's Quilt Festival.
It has been so much fun to hop around and see so many beautiful entries!
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