my creative pursuits with quilts and knits

Quilting Finish!

My mom made an Aviatrix Medallion and I had the pleasure of quilting it for her.  I am in love with her color scheme.  It was so much fun to gaze at these beautiful prints up close for a few days!

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I chose a different free motion design for each border and used a light blue thread that played nicely on all the fabrics.  I usually pick a matching thread, but I am leaning towards using one color more often to speed up the process.

The medallion is a circle of birds, which I outlined and added a simple background of radiating circles.  Most of the grey borders were just stitched in the ditch, but I did use a wavy line in the half square triangle section. Then I added feathers in the rectangle blocks.

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The next border had X-Plus blocks, so I used some wavy lines and stitch-in-the-ditch.imageimage

The last two borders had framed squares and butterflies.  I used a flower in the squares and wavy lines and bubbles to fill in the butterflies.

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My next longarm challenge will be to learn to sew on the binding while the quilt is on the frame.  That would certainly speed up the process!  My mom still finishes her bindings by hand, while I do most of mine by machine using a tutorial from Judy at The Patchwork Times.

Working on this quilt was a calm oasis in the middle of a few hectic weeks.  I think I will load a Christmas top next since we are heading into the holiday season.  What is on your worktable today?

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Comments on: "Quilting Finish!" (2)

  1. Your mom’s quilt is lovely and your quilting is just right. This morning I found some “lost” challenge fabrics, so I will be playing in the studio for most of the day … and finding out if that idea I have for them is going to work …

  2. I like it!!! What beautiful fabrics – and the quilting makes it stand out!

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