Thursday, 1 February 2007

Abby's Quilt


Just finished the latest baby quilt and went to visit Megan today to give her the quilt for little Abby, so now I can post it on my blog :-). The pattern is called Crazy 8's, but this one ended up being crazy 9's because I used 9 Fat quarters instead of 8! I couldn't figure out why I didn't have any blocks leftover and the pattern said you should have two left. But, I had an extra row which worked out perfectly to make the quilt square. I finally realized I had 9 FQ's in it. The pattern is by Bits 'n Pieces www.bitsnpieces.net. It uses the same idea as the popular turning 20 pattern. This design is fun for doing free motion quilting because there are so many squares and rectangles. It helps with planning the motifs in each square. I quilted a free hand flower in each large square and added swirls and leaves in the other squares and rectangles using a wonderful variegated thread that had all the right colours in it! Of course it was all done on my trusty Singer 15-88 treadle :-). Here are a few close ups of the quilting:


3 comments:

RMVanDyk said...

What a beautiful quilt, and Abby is very lucky to have it!!
Thanks again for the quilt, and the visit it was quite lovely:-)

Tim and Jannyne said...

It turned out so nicely! I really like the quilting - it's so fun!

Ruth & Jason said...

Hello, hello! Welcome to the blogging world! you asked me to peek at your site, and here I
am!!
The quilt is so pretty! You did really nice job! I use the one you made for us almost daily in this cooooold weather!