WOW, three years later and I am getting the batik king sized quilt for our bed quilted! This was my entry into the Naked Bed Challenge in 2011. You can read about it in this post. I really didn’t think I could quilt this large top myself, but really, really did NOT want to send it out to be quilted. I contemplated taking it apart (partially) and turning it into a QAYG project, but that never happened. Too many other quilt tops got in the way, as usual.
Guess the wait on having it quilted was a good thing. Because three years after making the quilt top, we finally purchased a quilting machine. I spent some time getting to know the machine and building confidence, and the batik quilt for our bed was the first ‘real’ quilt to be loaded onto the frame.
I’m happy to say that it is almost quilted and I am sure this evening it will come off of the frame.
Having such busy fabrics, I just quilted a simple curvy design, spaced approximately 3 inches (or so) apart. I also did a lot of ‘stitch in the ditch’ around the brown sashings. Not an easy thing to do with my lack of expertise using the machine, but hey, it’s good enough for us! (practice, practice, practice……)
Batik Color Theory quilt blocks have been finished. Yesterday I started to sew the puzzle pieces together while watching Titanic (again!) on Bravo. Hope to find the time to get the top completely sewn together this weekend.
The top right corner that appears to be missing is actually under my sewing machine needle. I purchased the batik quilt back fabric last week and it is going to be super bright!
I signed up for the Color Theory class on Craftsy and decided it was time to actually pull some fabrics and get started on making the quilt detailed in this class.
I pulled batiks that I thought would go well in this project.
I can’t say that I am too thrilled with the blue fabric choices I sewed into strata for the first 6 longish blocks, but I’m thinking the color choices will be allright once the warmer colors are added to the quilt.
I have never made a Christmas quilt and want to make something that is quick and easy. I have tons and tons of green fabric (seems like most of my stash is green!), and I have plenty of white and a few reds. This block from Victoria of Bumblebeans seems like it may be the perfect choice for my first Christmas quilt.
V Findlay Wolfe BLOG: Xmas project!
Time to start pulling fabric!