Monday, June 6, 2016

Jackie's Quilt: A Custom Finish


I was commissioned by my mother's friend Jackie to quilt and bind this quilt.  It is a gift for her grandson's wedding.  Her daughter pieced the quilt top and prepared the binding.  I did the rest.  I believe most of the fabrics were designed by Angela Walters and I had so much fun quilting this.

Jackie chose a dimpled minky for the backing and I learned one thing.  The dimpled minky is so much stretchier than the flat/smooth minky.  Using the Hobbs 80/20 batting and basting spray helped stabilize it during quilting.  It turned out beautifully, but I will be avoiding the dimpled minky from now on.


I basted this queen size quilt on the floor of my craft room by moving my cutting table in front of my future design wall.


Then I quilted it on my Tiara.  I set up an extra table to the side and used my ironing board to help hold the weight of the quilt.


When I asked Jackie how she wanted it quilted, she just said, "I trust you."  While that was sweet, I told her that I needed more input than that.  I pulled out my Floating quilt and she realized that there really were many options to choose from.  She ended up choosing one of my favorite designs: swirls with curls or hooked swirls.


I love how it turned out and I am sure her grandson and his wife will love it too.


XX,
Jasmine

P.S.  I will be linking up with some of the fun parties on my sidebar.  Check them out to see what other quilters have been up to.

16 comments:

  1. I love that you have a quilt with all your quilting samples to show people! Great job, Jasmine!

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  2. Oh, that is really good to know about dimpled minky; it's the only minky I ever worked with and I definitely thought it was difficult!

    The quilting and quilt turned out beautifully and I am sure this quilt is going to get a lot of love.

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  3. Beautiful, love the swirls, one of my favorite!

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  4. What a pretty quilt top just using large squares. Very nice quilting.

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  5. This is so pretty, beautiful quilting!

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  6. As always, you do such a beautiful job! The quilt is gorgeous!

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  7. Beautiful quilt and quilting. Great idea to have a sample of quilting designs-need to make one. I use dimpled minky a lot on my longarm and as long as it is loaded with the selvages vertical rather than horizontal I have never had a problem.

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  8. Very pretty! The fabrics look a bit beachy to me from a warm summer day. And I can see why that's a favorite quilting design!

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  9. How fitting that you used an Angela Walters FMQ design on a quilt her her fabrics! You did a beautiful job. I have several of these fabrics but in the blue on white colourway. Pretty cool that you and I were working with Angela fabrics the same week!

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  10. Swirls with curls is one of my favourites too. It's a lovely choice for this quilt. I don't think avoiding dimpled minky should be too much hardship. With all the quilting, there's already plenty of texture on the back of your quilts so textured minky is redundant!

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  11. Nice job as usual ;-) Ok so I have never worked with Minky, but good to know for the future!

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  12. Just the kind of summery eye candy my eyes have been craving...love everything you do.
    Hugs,
    Preeti.

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  13. I love that swirl hook quilting design too! It's great that you have a sample of quilting designs to show people. I imagine it really helps them realize how many choices are available and lets them see what they like.

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  14. It turned out so very nice. I just bought the dimpled Minky because I could not find the plain. Where do you find yours?

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