Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Long-Term Project

This is a project that I have been working on a little longer-term. I bought this almost a year ago because I was having a fascination with wholecloth quilts and I wanted to learn to free motion quilt one and I figured a crib quilt would be the easiest to start with.

I tried that and it was horrid. Horrid. I have no idea what I was thinking, but I don't even see how I could do it with practice. Maybe 50+ years of practice. So of course, I did what I always do and put it away and ignored it.

So when I got pregnant, I pulled it back out and figured as long as I had no motivation to do anything else, I might as well start hand quilting this. That last for a little while, until I got so tired that sitting on my butt and hand quilting felt like too much effort. Napping was the only thing I wanted to do.

I picked it back up about a month ago and I have been bitten by the hand quilting bug again. Its addictive, if slow. I have finished up the center medallion and have been working my way around the outside and I thought I'd show you a preview of how its going.

The pictures are awful, but its hard to show quilting on all white fabric. So this is what I've got.

This is the drawing of the quilting. Its called Floral Bouquet.

Kits can be picked up here. They're on eBay and other places too, but I think that this was the cheapest when I ordered.

1 comment:

Thimbleanna said...

Oh. Wow. It's beautiful -- what a keepsake that will be! I've always wanted to do a whole cloth quilt. I should dump all the little piddly projects I'm always doing and concentrate on something so lovely!