A New Quilt for Myself.


A long while ago I posted about a quilt top called “Good things… chevron packages” (Read about it here) where I talked about this new quilt top that I had made myself and how excited I was to finish it. Well that did not really happen. It was folded up and set aside for other projects; forgotten about, quietly. The poor quilt top sat and sat, folded up on a shelf.

Never fret though! I saw it sitting there sad, after more then a year, and thought to myself…YES I am going to get this thing finished, fully finished. Little did I know that was going to be quite the undertaking. I naturally had to pick the most time-consuming type of quilting; free motion stippling. Right up front though I need to say I LOVE LOVE LOVE tight, heavily quilted quilts, and I think that’s why I went this route. If it was for anyone else I might have stitched-in-the-ditch, but it was for me, and I wanted that feeling and look; cozy.

So what I thought was this was going to be a nice rainy day weekend project…Ended up being a long, many weekends project. I have a large Janome quilting machine, but even then, this quilt is large, and it was like manhandling  a cow up a stair case. It was a lot of work, but well worth it. I love the result


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