Sunday, February 3, 2013

Falling Water Quilt


My Mother made this lovely quilt, called Falling Water - Texas Rain Dance (she bought the kit here). It is 62" x 82".


I did all the free motion quilting. There are meandering feathers down the background sections - they are my favourite Bump-Bump Feathers. There are also Open Heart Feathers down the blue squares, and Continuous Curve Quilting in the green triangles and beige squares.
The quilting was done with a few different threads from my Mom - Aurifil 50Wt, Bottom Line 60Wt, and Essential 50Wt thread. It was the first time I tried the Essential thread. It sewed beautifully, although it was a bit lintier and also thicker than the Aurifil. I also used a few different needles (#80 Titanium and Microtex) since they kept breaking - there were some pretty thick seams on this pattern. The batting is Hobbs Tuscany Silk - the best batting for machine quilting on a domestic sewing machine in my opinion, it is so light and "scrunchable".

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

10 comments:

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

Pretty cool quilt!

You both did MARVELOUS!!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

wowowowow this is truly beautiful.
Nicole/Beadwright

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

Very peaceful quilt! Nice that you and your mom share this wonderful art together!

Lesley said...

Such a beautiful quilt! Your quilting is wonderful!

Heather said...

Great work by both of you>

Barb said...

Your mom's quilt is lovely and very original. The title is perfect.
Your quilting is so beautiful!!

Kelly Vetch said...

That's so beautiful! I live that it just drops off at the bottom.

Grit said...

Wow, this quilt is amazing. Fantastic work.
Greetings fro Germany,
Grit

Sheila said...

Beautiful quilt and beautiful quilting too!

Raewyn said...

It's a lovely quilt and I am sure your mother will absolutely love the quilting you have done for her!!