One of my favorite part of making a quilt is definitely giving it to someone and making them happy. It’s probably one the reason why we don’t have a quilt for ourselves yet. The kids each have their own, but we don’t have any for our living room or our bed. One of the other reasons is that I never did large quilts before. In fact, the wonky kites quilt (see previous posts here
) is the largest one I’ve ever made. Speaking of this quilt, we had a chance to receive our friends and to give them out their quilt just before Christmas.
It makes me so happy when to give out quilts to people who appreciate this craft and who will use them and cherish them. It’s like a reward for all the efforts put into it. I think it was the case for this quilt. I hope it will bring all the comfort it was meant for. This family went through a lot in the past year and they deserve it.
I finished up this quilt earlier this fall. For the quilting, I first started with my walking foot, making some straight line quilting to define diamond sections as in the piecing and extending it in the negative space. I made three lines one inch apart for each delimitation. Then, I used free motion quilting to fill each diamond. I did a spiral in a diamond shape for each of them. It was done in a very wonky fashion to go with the piecing.
I just had got my new sewing table at that time and I think it helped a lot in quilting this larger quilt. Here is the back. I’m so glad I was able to align the quilting with the piecing on the back as well.
For the binding, I did take a shortcut for this one. It was machine sewn. It was the first time I did so and it went relatively well. I followed the tips in this tutorial
. I only had to redo a few small sections.
And now, on to the Madrona Road challenge
organized by the Modern Quilt Guild
. I just got my fabric this week and the Montreal Modern Quilt Guild
is meeting this Saturday for a sew-in. We’ll be working on our challenge. I have an idea for my quilt. It involves equilateral triangles. First time, I try this out. Hope it will work out well. I love trying new things and this challenge is the perfect opportunity!