Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The (endless) lines of wavy quilting is DONE!

words are in my not so humble opinion quilt

Although I usually take my large quilts to a wonderful LAQ, I opted to quilt my daughter's dorm quilt by myself on my own machine.  The only way I could tackle the monster was to use organic wavy lines.  This way I gave myself permission for the lines to be something other than straight.


words are in my not so humble opinion quilt

I spread quilting the beast across multiple sessions, next going more than 45 minutes before taking a break.  Since it was 70 inches wide and 100 inches long, I would celebrate the completion of each 10'' row as a % of the quilt was done.

For the backing, I choose a soft, soft flannel gray with a diamond pattern.  My daughter wanted flannel (she is always cold) and the silver gray color works well with the quilt.


But flannel meant it was massively heavy as I draped it across my shoulders to hold some of the weight.  That said, I did it!

I just love the way it turned out and - more importantly - so does my daughter who will be taking this to her freshman dorm in the fall.

Now I need to make a label and bind!


Can wait to share the final quilt!


I'll be linking up with Fort Worth StudioConfessions of a Fabric Addict Finish Up FridayThank Goodness It is Finished FridayPatchwork Times, Sew Cute Tuesdays, , Freemotion by the River,  Fabric Tuesday's,  WIP Wednesday's,  Let's Bee Social,  and Midweek Makers.

Have a wonderful day! Patty

16 comments:

  1. A fantastic quilt; a treasure for sure.

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  2. Looks great!
    How far apart are your lines?

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  3. You know I love this quilt! Well done, and kudos to you for quilting this on a domestic machine. Just doing binding on large quilts hurts my shoulders.
    Thanks for linking up at Midweek Makers!

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  4. It's priceless! She will always feel you near.

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  5. My daughter is a writer and would LOVE this quilt! I love wavy line quilting!

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  6. It is priceless. A true labor of love.

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  7. It is gorgeous!!! Great finish.

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  8. Fantastic Patti!
    Quite creative. I'm now a fan of low volume backgrounds too:)
    Your daughter will have so many memories of home each time she looks at it after a rough day of school or just feel your love.

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  9. This is a beautiful finish, you did a wonderful job Patty! How wonderful to send her off to school with a quilty hug!

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  10. Wow!!!! A huge and beautiful finish! I'm so happy to finally get to see it.

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  11. What a cool quilt! Really nice!

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  12. I love this quilt more every time I see it! The wavy line quilting looks great.

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