Tuesday, September 17, 2019

It's a Finish - Finally!

I finally finished the binding on my Framed Blocks quilt and I am so happy with the way it turned out. This is the second quilt that I did custom quilting on and I know that it has helped me on my journey toward becoming a better machine quilter.

Scrappy Friends - my first try at custom quilting
I kinda regret that I gave my first custom quilted quilt away to charity because now I would like to have a series of quilts documenting my progress. Scrappy Friends was quilted with a very simple design but it did turn out really cute.

I am a very strong believer that when I give a quilt to charity that it should be one that I would really love to receive and I certainly don't regret giving a quilt to charity. I honestly think I should be doing it a lot more often - but I wish I had kept that particular one.
portion of finished flimsy
Framed Blocks has been a quilt in-the-making for a couple years and I initially finished the quilting last February. At the time, when I took it off the frame I was so thrilled and so surprised with the way it looked even with my bumbling quilting. I just could not get over the transformation from such a plain Jane flimsy to a beautiful quilt. There is absolutely magic in quilting!!!!

Even though I was really excited about finishing the quilting it just seemed to take me a long time to settle in and get that darn binding done. Now I can check this one off my list and move onto the next quilt that is ready for binding.

Framed Blocks finished at 61" x 70" and I quilted it using So Fine #402 (Pearl) as my top thread and cream MagnaGlide in the bobbin. The batting I used was Hobbs 80/20 cotton/poly.

The block design came from Block Lotto - such a simple block but it made up into such a beautiful quilt!

So cute....Peanut likes my quilt too. :) I disturbed her sleep when I walked past her but I couldn't resist taking a photo of her. Peanut had taken the opportunity to make sure the quilt was nice and comfy when it slipped onto the floor from the back of a chair.


Cheryl said...

Hi Ellen

I think you did a fantastic job in quilting this pretty quilt. Saw it in person and it looked great! Way to go!

Love sis

Chantal said...

Congratulations, Ellen. I can see that extra work in each colored block. Beautiful! Very well done. ;^)