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.


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.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Eagle Pledge: A Custom Finish

My Dad is on the Scout Committee in his troop and loves to help with Eagle Courts of Honor.  So he asked my mom to make him this quilt to display at the courts of honor.  It is an embroidery pattern by Anita Goodesign.

(The carved eagle also belongs to my dad.)

The exciting thing is that Cheetah's eagle court of honor is the first one it was displayed at.

Yes, Cheetah is now an official Eagle Scout.

My mom did all of the embroidery and pieced the blocks together.

I added another layer of Warm and White batting and quilted it.  While it may look like a lot of quilting...

Most of it was part of the embroidery.  I just stitched in the ditch to stabilize it, added a half inch binding, and added loops for hanging.

It is such a neat quilt.

My mom did an amazing job and my dad just loves it!


P.S.  I will be linking up with some of the parties on my sidebar.  Check them out to see more amazing projects.