Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Sweet Spring Baby Quilt - Almost Finished

I've been working away on this quilt and am now finished with the quilting.
 Size prior to washing: 43" X 49"
 Quilting Threads: Fil-Tec Glide and some Madeira Poly Embroidery thread (the latter of which has been in my stash for well over 10 years).
The 1/2-inch inner dark orchic inner border is a Mary Ellen Hopkins for SSI fabric--from more than 20 years ago.
Batting:  Hobbs 100% cotton.  It too has been in my stash for years.
 Charm squares:  Eclectic by Moda--in the stash for several years.  The border fabric was some extra from the same line.
 The darker aqua setting triangles are a solid that has been in the stash for years--most likely a Kona solid.
 Pieced on a treadled Necchi BU from the late 1940's. Fancy leg Singer treadle from 1919.
 Quilted on the treadled Necchi and a 1936 Singer 15-88 (actually it's a higher number--whatever the number is for the one that was convertible between treadle and electric).  Straight leg treadle. 
 The back of the quilt:  pieced from extra 4 patches, a bit of the Eclectic aqua print, a blue print gifted to me by a friend, and a Hoffman batik purchased almost 20 years ago.

Next steps: label, binding (same Mary Ellen Fabric--but I haven't cut it yet), laundry, post office.

Bonus Quilting Tip:
The Madeira thread was cross wound, so I needed to use my thread stand, but the thread kept tumbling off the cardboard core.  I just put another, larger spool on the thread stand and slipped the troublesome spool into the opening.  Worked fine. 

Linking to:
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


Deborah said...

Lovely colors and amazing quilting!

Anonymous said...

Your quilting looks great! Clever way to solve the thread problem. :)

Teresa F. said...

THe quilt is beautiful but the quilting is awesome.Well done!

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