Thursday, September 3, 2015

Cranes: A Custom Finish


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.

XX,
Jasmine

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.  ;)

20 comments:

  1. Your quilting looks great! And the quilt is just beautiful!

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  2. I think you 2 ladies make a great quilting team! And how wonderful you get to spend more time with your mom.

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  3. I have or had the same crane fabric! :) I also really like the backing and how it shows off your quilting so nicely.

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  4. Fingerprints and smudges...Cheetah? Monkey? lol Beautiful, and the swirls are lovely Jasmine. I love that she is almost caught up and can "work on whatever she wants" ... oh one day I hope to be there!

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  5. Little Monkey and Cheetah prints Jasmine? LOL
    Love the swirly quilting you did!
    Ahhh - just the thought of being able to work on whatever we want... makes me want to hop to it and get busy!

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  6. What a grand team effort. You did a great job of quilting the swirls.

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  7. Beautiful quilts. And your quilting looks spectacular! You can't go wrong with those simple swirls and they seem to fit with the theme of movement here.

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  8. I love that you finished it together. Will mean all the more to her and your brother!

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  9. It's gorgeous and I'm sure your mom appreciated all of the help. It's a fantastic team effort.

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  10. Wow. You and your mom make a lovely team! Beautiful work by the both of you and a quilt I'm sure your brother will love.

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  11. What a great team effort, it looks wonderful and I hope your brother loves it ;)

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  12. Perfect partnership produces perfection :)

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  13. Your quilting is a perfect complement for your mom's beautiful Irish Chain quilt. Congratulations on a nice finish!

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  14. Jasmine, your quilting looks awesome and adds beautiful movement to the quilt. Congrats on another great team effort finish! :)

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  15. Great teamwork! It's nice to see the two of you sharing the same interest and be able to team-up on a project like this. The quilt is lovely, the quilting is fabulous, I am sure your brother will love and cherish it for years to come. 

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  16. The quilt is lovely, and it must be so nice to be able to help your Mum finish her family quilt. Great job!

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  17. I think it's so wonderful you and your Mother have this passion to share and work on together. The quilt is beautiful, you've both done a wonderful job. I can do swirls on my Sweet Sixteen sooo much better than I can on a longarm; your swirls look great!

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  18. How wonderful...it makes me happy and and a bit sad each post I read about you quilting with your mom....please cherish (I know you do) the time you have with her. I miss mine so much. Thank you for sharing these beautiful moments with us.

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