Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Don't Make Me Stippel You

lauren's birthday quilt

It's DONE!! Lauren's birthday quilt, for Oh, Fransson Quilt Along, is DONE!! Yoo HOO!! And with time to spare (her birthday isn't until Monday). You can find a whole set of photos from the project HERE in my Flickr Gallery. I just ran up to her room and popped it on her bed while she was outside waiting for the bus. LOL, I like being sneaky. I will have to hide my blog from here until Monday. Shhh.... don't tell her. She thinks this is for me to keep warm in my studio with.

This was such a fun project. I have never machine quilted before. I have made plenty of quilt facings by machining pieces together, but I usually hand the quilt sandwich off to my Mom for hand quilting. I just don't have the patience for hand quilting. Lindsey was awesome, and lent me her sewing machine that has a free motion presser foot so I was able to quilt it all myself!!

I wasn't sure if I would "stitch the ditch" or "stippel". Eventually, stippeling won out. And Oh.My.Stars. is stippeling fun. It is basically a giant squiggle line. I started in the center and worked my way out to the corners. It took about 5 hours on Sunday to get all the stippeling done. I drove Ron nuts... I stippeled all the way through the Syracuse Orangeman's basketball game. LOL. I just couldn't stop!!

I think I am going to make a quilt for each kid's birthday this year. Next up will be Andrew's in July!!

10 comments:

Hearts of Glass said...

This is gorgeous! I love your colour and pattern choices.

Shannon said...

LOVE IT!!! I really need to get my sewing machie out. It's been years. I think you've inspired me!

Cindy said...

Kerry
I am amazed!!! How did you do this so fast? (okay, I know who I'm talking to here). It turned out so incredible..what a keepsake. I love the colors and mix of patterns. I forgot Lauren and Randy have the same b-day!

Holly said...

Beautiful!

Laura Blanck said...

So pretty! Congratulations!!!!!!! I would love to do one!!!!!

Eileen said...

omg kerry...it is gorgeous...love the colors...honestly, you make me crazy...how in the world do you do all that you do...i wonder, do you have time to breath, ha ha ha...

i so admire your dedication to creation...

lori g said...

Will you make me one for my birthday? That is gorgeous!

Carmen Isaacs said...

There is no doubt what so ever in my mind that you are "Wonder woman". I love it!

Lori Anderson Designs said...

WOW!

Deb Cox said...

The quilt is SO LOVELY...what lucky family you have to get a handmade keepsake like this one.