Saturday, May 29, 2010

quilt pictures

I'm making such great progress on the quilting--finished the last of the fancy blocks last night before graduation.
Here's a single block:

and here's a portion of the quilt where you can see some of the colored chains:

I stitched the outline of a butterfly in each block and filled in around it with a medium sized meander stich to set it off.

I don't know about the rest of you but often, when I'm working on a large quilt like this, I have to stop when I've finished quilting the center and re-pin the borders. I don't mind doing this but if there's a trick to prevent the fabrics from shifting so much, I'd be happy to hear it. I re-pinned the borders today and will start quilting them later when I come home from a graduation party this afternoon. I'm still trying to get the entire thing done this weekend--wish me luck.


  1. Your fmq butterfiles are looking great, it is going to be beautiful when it is completed.

  2. Wow, your quilting is great. This is going to be a beautiful quilt.

  3. You did a great job on that quilting! It looks really wonderful. That's worth a high bid, for sure.

  4. I like the colors you used. What is the name of this pattern?

  5. Thanks, everyone. 9-patch, it's an Irish Chain pattern. I used the book by Eleanor Burns which I found very confusing as far as the directions go. Won't use her directions again.