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.