Saturday, January 10, 2015

Christmas Finishes, Part 1

Hi there! I hope your holiday season was as fun as mine was! However, by the end of it, I was more than ready to go back to the "normal" routine :)

This year, my mom and I jointly made a quilt for my uncle; she pieced the top and I quilted it. We surprised him with it on Christmas. Can you believe she just started quilting a little over a year ago? We used a Batik jellyroll (I think it was called "Blueberry Crisp") and used this pattern - changing the size to have a complete row of the spinny part at the bottom, rather than half like the original pattern has. My mom also rotated the blocks for a different look than the pattern, and to be honest, I like this version better (I might be partial, too!).

I quilted it in an all-over stipple, with loops/figure-eights in the borders, with a nifty little corner accent.

The backing is not a batik, but I don't know what it was, only that it was pretty colors and super-soft :)

A major accomplishment on this quilt is that I finally got the bobbin tension just about right - I've had so many problems that I almost gave up on free-motion quilting...but I'm a little too stubborn to do that!

I'll post soon with another quilt made for Christmas (once I get some decent pictures of it) and hopefully another project that's been calling my name...until then, take care!