Friday, July 6, 2012

Time Out for Quilting

We had  little sprinkle of much needed rain yesterday.  Not enough to do any good for the countryside or crops, but it sure did freshen the air!  It was, however, enough to stop me from painting the deck so I put on a quilt!

This customer made this quilt for a grandson's graduation.  Don't you just love it when people are so organized?   Graduation for next spring!
Ack! I should have shut my blinds, you can see the light shining through the back!
Since this is for a young man, I decided to go with an over all back and forth pattern--a different way in alternating blocks.  I don't know about you, but I have a hard time figuring out "masculine" quilting patterns.

When I began, I chose one random repeating fabric block and put large pebbles in just for fun.
I divided up the border into triangles and quilted the same back and forth pattern.

Nothing frilly about this!
I think he will like it!


  1. What an awesome quilt and I just love all the quilting you have done.
    Love Leanne

  2. Nice and puffy - looks great!

  3. What's not to love about this quilt? Superb job!

  4. Whoa - that looks so cool - love what it does on the back. :)

  5. Glad to see you had some quilty time. Love the quilt and quilting. Don't you just love people who don't wait to the last minute.

  6. The quilting is perfect! Gives me ideas for quilting one I'm making for my Dad.

  7. What a cool way to quilt a quilt! It is fabulous!

  8. Very clever and interesting to add that bit of direction change, division, and some circular contrast. It all combines to a wonderful texture and looks terrific. I'll have to remember that dividing the border into triangles idea....

  9. I like that you threw in the pebbles.

  10. Great quilting. I need to do a graduation quilt for a young man and I love how your customer put this together. Your quilting really makes it a show stopper. It's going to make a very useful quilt!



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