Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The quilting is almost done!

Seems like all I have been doing lately is free motion quilting on my Botanica quilt. This is an old BOM pattern by Robyn Pandolph. Sadly it does not seem to be available for purchase anywhere and I am unable to find my pattern. Someone has contacted me with a wish to purchase the pattern so if you know where it can be obtained please let me know so I can pass on the information. Here are a few of my progress photos.

This is 2 1/2 weeks of quilting 2 - 4 hours everyday. I am finding that the quilting really causes my carpal tunnel to act up so I try to only do about an hour before taking a long break. Overall I am happy with the quilting, it certainly won't win any awards but the quilt will soon be finished and I think the quilting enhances the appliqué. What I am most unhappy about are the straight lines in the borders. I really need to find a ruler foot for my sewing machine so I can do some ruler work rather than just free motioning the lines. I think a little investigation is in order!

I finally found the missing blocks for my grandson's quilt and have been making a few more blocks during my "break" times. The blocks had somehow made their way into an entirely different project basket. They must have been scooped up while putting away the other project. So, so happy that I found them before finishing the quilt. This is an easy project that isn't needed til the fall so it is perfect for when I just want a bit of easy sewing.

I am very excited that next week my SIL, who is also an avid quilter, is coming for a visit. I am so looking forward to hosting her for a mini quilting retreat, now to get busy tidying the studio!

 

16 comments:

Barb said...

what a great quilt for your grandson. I love puss in the corner pattern.
Your quilting is stunning - truly
enjoy your quilty visit

Flickenstichlerin said...

Congratulations to this beautiful quilt, nice quilting.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Julierose said...

Those floral urns are just lovely--great quilting on them...hugs, Julierose

Debra said...

Your quilting is as stunning as your applique. I would love to know the technique/pattern you use for your fmq. Looks beautiful.

Radka said...

Wow, your Botanica quilt is gorgeous!
xx

Janet said...

I think your quilting is fantastic! It beautifully accents the unique floral bouquets.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Oh my what a feast for the eyes. Your quilt is beautiful!!! Very cute quilt for your grandson also.

Kyle said...

Of course, your Applique work is beautiful and now with the free motion quilting around the pieces it's stunning. And then skip over to the delightful simplicity of your grandson's quilt, it just shows your diverse talent.

Karen H said...

This is such a pretty quilt and I think your quilting looks wonderful! It really makes the applique work shine!

Janet said...

Just beautiful. You are amazing.

Judy Dietrich said...

This is gorgeous!! I think the lines look good---the quilting really adds dimension to those pretty baskets. Can't believe I missed this pattern. Have always loved her fabric lines---they mix and match so well with each other. I have quite a collection of her lines---especially Christmas (folk art). Glad you are finishing this project!!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Beautiful quilt! The quilting is really bringing it alive.

Lisa S. said...

I have this pattern if you want to contact me on behalf of your friend.

Lisa S. said...

I have this pattern if you want to contact me on behalf of your friend.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Your Botanica quilt is quite breath taking!! What a relief that you found the missing blocks for your grandsons quilt.

Bizarre Quilter said...

Your applique quilt is looking stunning! Congratulations on your achievement. I Looove it!