Monday 8 October 2012

Garden Trellis Quilt is Quilted!

I took on the challenge of quilting yet again, and I was thrilled with the result. I read (on the many blogs I follow) that many people plan way in advance how they will quilt their quilts. That is definitely not me. In fact, other than choosing pink thread (and honestly, I had it on hand) and to quilt a big x down the centre of the quilt, I had no idea what I was going to do. When I started, however, it was like the quilt pattern spoke to me. I knew just what to do!

I used my walking foot to quilt diagonal straight lines through every other square, reversing and doing the diagonal lines on the opposite squares in different directions. You can really see how it looks on the back:
Backing of quilt. See the grid?

The quilting made this "X" through several centres. It looks great.

I also used FMQ to do the borders. I still do not have it down, and the back is always where it shows, but it looks really good on the front so I classify it as a success!
Low-skill attempt at FMQ
Now I need to trim and put on the borders and my mom's Christmas gift is done! I sure hope she loves it- I'm especially nervous about the very modern pieced backing (more my taste than hers). Fingers crossed!
Finished quilting!

Lynn (aka Buttons)

1 comment:

  1. This turned out really great! Your mom will love it.