My mom has now finished a queen size quilt for all eight of her children. I have quilted three of them for her. This quilt is for my brother W. My mom had all the blocks pieced for a long time, but her health kept her from finishing it for a few years.
I recently went to her house and helped her pin the rows together. Then I measured, cut, and pinned the borders for her while she sewed. Another day I quilted it on her Fusion. I could have quilted it on my Tiara, but I didn't feel like basting a queen size quilt.
This is the fourth Irish Chain quilt I have quilted, and the first one with an all over design. I quilted swirls in the center.
And swirls in the border, but not in the stop border. I used the walking foot on my machine to stitch in the ditch around the inner border.
Two of the four prints were directional, and my mom did a great job keeping all of the cranes and waves going in the same direction.
The backing fabric is the same as the background fabric. I was careful to keep it going in the same direction as it did on the top.
The swirls were a little more difficult to quilt on the long arm, but I think they still looked okay.
Once it was all quilted I sewed the binding on. I even stitched it to the back by hand for her.
My mom has an eagle quilt she wants to finish for my dad, then she will work on whatever she feels like. She is now caught up with her children and grandchildren quilts.
P.S. I will be linking up with some of the fun parties on my sidebar. There is something fun for every day of the week.
P.P.S. The quilt is not faded. I found out after I took the pictures and brought the quilt to my mom that there were little finger prints and smudges on my lens. I now have a clean lens... I think. ;)