Thursday, August 6, 2009

First Finished Quilt

Yea! I finished Mary's quilt and Tony will be taking it to her this weekend while I'm away learning new things about Indie! Of course I made all sorts of first time mistakes that I'm sure all new long arm quilters make but I learned a lot also. I know that Mary will love her quilt. I made it with fabric from a few ago (Designer Susie Robbins for P & B fabrics) it's bright and cheerful and should add lots of color to her room at the nursing home. For the binding I machine stitched it to the front of the quilt with a fun embroidery stitch so it would hold up through many washings. If you look at the backing you can see the pantograph section that Tony quilted on Indie as he wanted to be able to tell his mom he helped also. He was a huge help loading the quilt onto Indie! I did the free motion quilting ~ primarily an all over loop and flower motif.

Today I head to Bayside Quilting in Olympia WA to go to Boot Camp for the HQ 16 & Fusion with 6 other quilters. I'll have all sorts of good questions and I'm sure it will make a lot more sense since I have quilted my first quilt. Wish me luck!

Happy stitching ~ Laura


Anonymous said...

Oh I like it it is pretty!