Friday, 15 March 2013

Can I brag a bit?

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There is really not a lot I can say about this quilt, except that I loved every second I spent free motion quilting it.  If you'd like to read up on the process of how I made this little baby quilt, you can read about it herehere and here.

I quilted feathers and swirls free hand without any markings.  I had so much fun.  I'm most proud of this quilt, not because of the piecing or fabric, but the quilting.  It's probably NOT perfect, but hey, this is the first I've tried quilting feathers without any pre-marking and I really like the result.






I did cheat a bit, I didn't make binding for this quilt, instead I folded over the backing fabric and blanket stitched it instead of hand sewing it down.








I know the pictures are a lot, but I am still amazed that I DID IT, so I have to show off a bit, LOL...


Kayleigh already cuddling with her quilt
I'm linking up to FMQ Friday with Leah Day @ The Free Motion Quilting Project.

Happy quilting.



27 comments:

made by ChrissieD said...

I love it Marelize and the photo of Kayleigh all snuggled up in it is just adorable, you have every right to brag :)

Kelly Vetch said...

How sweet! Just beautiful!! You should be proud!

Danielle Hudson said...

it turned out beautiful! You did a great job!

Elita en Suisse said...

That is beautiful!! Chrissie's right - you have every right to brag & Kayleigh obviously loves it too. Well done!

MC said...

It's definitely worth bragging about, the quilting makes this look really special!

Pat Merkle said...

You should be VERY proud of this quilt/quilting. I love fabulous!

Pamelyn B said...

Really nice work, love the circles with the feathers!

Pamelyn from PamelynsPostings.blogspot.com

Gwyned Trefethen said...

The combination of swirls and feathers work so well together. I am blown away that you were able to get such symmetrical feathers without marking.

Rockester said...

It looks great!!! Bravo!

Rockester said...

Do you start your feathers at the bottom or at the top loop? I have seen both methods and love how yours look. Kathy Aho
http://myall2.blogspot.com/2013/03/its-very-mary-kind-of-week-around-here.html

Lorna McMahon said...

Nice finish, Marelize! Thanks for sharing with us and for including sew many photos. I don't think there can ever be too many of them! I love the feathers, too, but I also like how you did the half feather thing all around the edge like a frame. And the backing - WOW! Love it! Great job using it to turn for the binding, too. We are all impressed!

Sonia said...

I'm not surprised you're showing off - the FMQ is stunning - must have taken hours! Lovely to see your little girl snuggling up in it, it always makes me feel warm inside when I see my Littlies using my quilts & blankets x

Suz said...

That is soooooooooooooo pretty! I'm very impressed!

Melissa said...

You did a fantastic job on the quilting!

suzanne, dutchess county NY said...

It really is a beautiful quilt. Nice job.

Karin said...

Yes, and so you should brag...absolutely gorgeous. You did a fantastic job. I love the half feather around the border...great idea. May put that in one of my pieces...

Curly Anna Quilts said...

You did a fantastic job on the quilting - it's so beautiful!

Daphne Lewis said...

The quilting is just wonderful!! It gives me a goal towards which to work.

Renee said...

Aww, it turned out amazing! The quilting is just beautiful, I'm sure she will treasure it always.

Karen at Fireball said...

Lovely! It is wonderful!

B said...

It is stunning, beautiful work. I want you to do it all again on a wholecloth so I can see ever perfect stitch. Bravo, and post another dozen photos as I'd be happy to see and you should be boasting more!

bohemiannie! art said...

Please don't apologize for showing all those fabulous pictures! GReat job! I love that you did it free hand...(without marking first)...so much more personality.

Alyx Patterson said...

This turned out STUNNING! You should be proud! I love all of the pictures of it! The idea of just using the backing rather than binding is so clever, thanks for the inspiration!

Angela said...

It's beautiful!! I love the idea of folding over the backing rather than making a separate binding.

Nicky Mathee said...

Those feathers and swirls look stunning, very jealous of your fmq,you have every right to be proud of yourself

JoAnne said...

You have every right to brag! I love the way you combined feathers with swirls. So appropriate for the the soft texture of the fabric. Beautiful!

Helen in the UK said...

Your quilting is beautiful - definately worth a brag or two! Saw this on Flickr and had to come take a closer look. I see you did the feathers course with Angela Walters ... I have that on my 'to do' list - I did the negative space course with her on Craftsy and loved it. Congrats on a great quilt :)

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