Friday, January 23, 2015

First finish for '15

This weekend I finished my first quilt for 2015. It's the I-Spy baby quilt that I started last summer. I had the squares straight-line quilted for months, but it took me until now to get around to free motion quilting the borders.

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I'd been practicing the loopy pattern in a sketch book for a couple of days, which helped immensely. I only had to rip out a few inches of quilting - a pleasant surprise.

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I'm not saying the quilting is perfect, because it's not, but it's much better than I expected it to be. My favorite parts are the big circles in the corners. I drew the big circles with a Frixion pen before I started to quilt, because I knew I would need guide lines for those.

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This quilt is for Ethan to use at day care (after he turns one and can sleep with a blanket). It's nice to have it out of the UFO pile and folded up in his closet!

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