Thursday, June 14, 2012

Quilting

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!

10 comments:

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,
Marga♥

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.