Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Jenn & Scott's Quilt

Jenn and Scott were married on Saturday, September 20th. I made this lap quilt for them and finished off an old UFO in the process. I had originally done these blocks for my granddaughter, but couldn't get the quilt together. I finally found the border fabric and the triangle setting square fabrics up North while we were on vacation one year and it began to come together. The fabrics are from a line called "Lauren" and they are very hard to match up with anything else. One of the pink triangle setting fabrics is a Jinny Beyer and the green narrow border and striped binding are Robyn Pandolph fabrics. The border polka dot fabric really pulled it all together. I went over to my quilt buddy, Gail's place one evening this summer and we experimented with the layout of the blocks to come up with this. The quilt is about 55" square.

I put in "lippy's" (as Lucy from the Quilt Rack in Ancaster likes to call the flat piping between seams) of dark green around the center blocks which tied the narrow border in well. The quilting in the center triangles:

The diagonal grid in the border was great since I could follow the lines of polka dots:

It was difficult to decide on quilting for the four patch blocks. I didn't want to take away from the blocks. A friend suggested a curved line. I put a dot 1" away from the edge of the block in the centers of the four sides and 'eyeballed' the curve...worked great!

A closeup of the quilt motif in the triangles:

This quilt was pieced and quilted on my trusty Singer 15-88 treadle. The free motion quilting was done on a Bernina 830 that I just picked up and had to take for a test drive :-).

I have a vintage walking foot, affectionally known as a penguin foot, for my low shank Singer machines and this foot does a fantastic job of stitching in the ditch.

Here is a side view...doesn't it look a little bit like a penguin? :-)


pwl said...

I understand your love for Treadles (and share it!) but I think you'll also love the Bernina 830. I have an 831 that I inherited from my mother - she bought it brand new in 1974 - and it's still a dream to sew on.

Caron said...

What a very pretty quilt! The piping really sets it off. Your choice of colors is very warm and inviting. Great job!!!

Miri said...

That is a lovely quilt. Thank you for showing the picture of the penguin/walking foot on your machine-I didn't know there were vintage walking feet.

jen said...

I love, love, love my quilt! It's so pretty and cozy too! Thank you so much for it! You do an amazing job! :)