Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Citrus #2 is Finished!


Last night I finished Citrus #2 for A.M.T.S.G. (yes, that child has a lot of names!). I know once school starts, I'll never be able to keep up this pace - of quilting or posting, so I'm trying to resist putting up old projects and other quilt pictures/comments until then!


I said in an earlier post, though, that I got the idea for the quilting on this one from an earlier project, so I'll include a few pictures of that today. My mom picked out all the fabrics for this one and sent them to me in Romania. We don't always have the same taste, but on this one it seemed to work out. I even liked the browns with the pinks! I can't believe I used a plain back, though, it's so unforgiving. The best part of this quilt is that I hadn't learned free-motion quilting yet, so I actually quilted these swirls with the feeddogs up and a normal foot - turning the quilt as I went! (The rest of the quilting is in the ditch.) I can't believe it came out as well as it did.


You can see on this one, better than on my other pictures, that I like to use stripes for bindings. The stripe in the one I finished today doesn't read very well, though. Oh well.

13 comments:

Cathi said...

You've got lovely quilts here, love the citrus zipper quilt! You do nice work. Thanks for commenting on my blog so I could find you!

Finn said...

Hi Hedgie, thanks for stopping over at my blog and leaving a comment..*VBS* Always nice to see a new face..*VBS* I'm so glad you decided to join us in blogland. It's such a great way to share ideas and inspiration around the world.
I love your Citrus quilts...they remind me of oranges, lemons, and pink grapefruit also..*S*

The pinwheels and snowballs turned out very well. I like your mom's choices in color. I look forward to seeing more of your quilts in th4 future. Hugs, Finn

KCQuilter said...

Great to find your blog! Welcome to blogland. I found your blog through the comment you left on mine. Always good to find another teacher/quilter. Your quilts are gorgeous and so nicely done. I, too, am learning to do freemotion quilting. I need to do so much more PRACTICE!

Helen in the UK said...

Love your quilts - great colours. I have the book Modern Quilt Workshop, but haven't made any of the patterns yet. Nice to see some of them coming to life :)

Laurie Ann said...

Welcome to blogging. I like your quilts. Your choice of styles and colors are right up my alley.

Libby said...

Thanks for stopping by. Your quilts look great. I hope you enjoy yourself in blogging land as much as I do. Everyone has just been so friendly. It's great.

Lisa D. said...

Your quilts are really pretty! Good job!

Ali Honey said...

Hello, from another ex teacher / quilter who is learning to do free motion quilting( to supplement the hand quilting I do ).I hope you get lots of pleasure out of blogging. It's certainly a wonderful way to meet like minded people. Best Wishes from Alison in New Zealand.

Fiona said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I adore the colours in your citrus quilts - I am trying to use brighter colours myself so I love to see quilts like yours for inspiration.

May Britt said...

Thanks for visit my blog. And welcom to blogworld. I have also just started my blog and I have met so many new friends. Your pink quilts are beautiful. I visit Helsinki this year on NQF. Perhaps you too was there.
Hugs from Norway

The Calico Cat said...

I love the citrus quilt!

Shelina said...

When I saw your photos I thought "didn't she say she didn't know free motion quilting. hmmm must have sent them out for quilting." LOL
Both of these quilts are so artful and colorful and pretty. I have done "free motion" quilting with the feed dogs up and regular foot, mostly making squiggly lines. I would never have thought to try squiggles that way - I'd be too worried of scrunching up the backing.
Looks like you know how to free motion quilting. Try it with the darning foot, although I have heard some people don't use any feet at all and just use the bare needle. Some people also leave their feed dogs up.
I had a lot of problems last time I tried and gave up about a year ago. Finally tried again and it is working great.

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

I love your Citrus quilts. I have looked at the Modern Quiltalong pages in the past - they are very inspiring. Welcome (I'm new too and meeting heaps of fantastic people)