Thursday, June 14, 2012


I machine quilted a quilt for a friend of my mother. It is the first time I quilted a big quilt for a non-family member (and it was a bit nerve racking).

It is her first quilt, and she did a wonderful job. It is about 86" x 100".

The majority of the fabric is from Africa, when they lived there in the late 70's. The pattern was perfect to show off the fabric.
It is a wedding present for her son.

I quilted an all over puzzle piece meander (she wanted the simplest quilting).

I quilted a row of stylized gazelle for the border (hard the see - the thread is variegated and blends well with the fabric).

I started the gazelle by tracing curves for the initial layout of the quilting (I made marks on the ice cream pail lid for reference and used a Hera marker).

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Doniene said...

What a special quilt! You did an amazing job!!

Anne said...

What a fab quilt! I love the quilting. :o)

Marga (MarPie) said...

You are really so tallented on your sewingmachine.
It is looking great.

Kind regards,

Deanna said...

Beautiful work! She must be so pleased.

Needled Mom said...

That is a stunning quilt and I loved seeing the gazelles that you did on the borders.

Joan said...

Looks like you have done a wonderful job...great work

Sheila said...

Great work Joanne , your quilting looks wonderful and those gazelles look like they are about to jump right off ;-)

Heather said...

Very nice quilt. There is lots going on in the fabrics, thus a simplers quilting designs is perfect. Thanks for sharing.

Julia said...

Stunning quilt...I'm sure she will love your quilting...great work.
Julia ♥

Smultronbo said...

That quilt is awesome! I wanna make one. Really nice quilting too. The gazelles are so nice to accompany the theme of the quilt. Well done both of you.