Thursday, March 21, 2013

Another Surprise!

Okay, I did it again.  Spent the morning yesterday quilting, and had to leave my Quilt Cave to attend to other matters.  This beauty greeted me a few hours later!
I get so caught up in the quilting that I don't see the forest for the trees.  I just love it when I'm surprised!  And I promptly named this 'Oh Baby Baby!"

This block is the Glorified 9-Patch, and I found the pattern with templates to print at AllPeopleQuilt.com.  I enlarged the templates (click here for a block tutorial) to make 12" blocks so that the finished quilt measures 41"x41".  Here's the full quilt:
Here's some detail shots:

Now, I did not put sashing in between my blocks, which means I had a lot of seams meeting together.
And yes, I quilted into those points.  Here's how:  I have a longarm machine that has a presser foot lever and a needle up button.  The foot was not going over all that fabric when approaching the corner, so I stopped, lifted the foot, moved the machine a bit, lowered the foot, and took one stitch with the needle up button.  Repeated the 'lift foot, move, lower foot, one stitch' sequence till I got to the center, then repeated the sequence to get back out.  Even though it took some time, it worked wonderfully!

And here's a picture of the back:
Even though this is a baby quilt, it's going in the guild show next month, then I'll hang it up in my quilt cave for awhile until something else fantastic replaces it!

Happy Quilting!
 




 

6 comments:

  1. You did a stunning job quilting!

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  2. Your work is amazing.

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  3. Beautiful quilting and thanks for the quilting tip.

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  4. It looks wonderful! Really tempting me to give this a try some time.

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