Friday, March 12, 2010

Finished For Friday

Yesterday I put this sweet little girl's quilt on the LA to try and get it done today before we head off for another week of snow with the GS's and a friend.

I had removed the last quilt and decided when I looked at the tops awaiting quilting that I wouldn't put on another and have to leave it half quilted. But then I got Andee's quilt and it was just the right size to get done today so I got a good start on it last night and just now finished it- BJ will deliver it for me tomorrow at the AZ. Quilt Show.

The pics. turned out different colors because the first I took with the flash and the second without. The color is more like the first pic, pink, but brighter. That's why it's good to take your quilt pics in natural daylight you get truer color but not sunlight, that can wash out the colors too . Of course if you have a fancy camera and/or great photo software skills you can overcome all those issues! Me, I am pretty much a point and shoot!
This quilt top is all batiks but the backing is not. I know some quilters have problems with skipped stitches and other issues on batik quilts but I am fortunate with the A-1 machine to be able to get them done usually without any issues and this one was no exception. Occasionally I have encountered some thread breakage when both top and backing were batik, I think because those particular fabrics were especially dense. On one Kaffe Fasset quilt I had trouble every time I encountered two particular fabrics and I decided that they were much tighter weave, so I tried to slow down and quilt as little as possible in those areas!
I quilted Andee's with that beautiful King Tut variegated thread from Superior, it's the best thread, and about the most expensive quilting thread, I wince when I order it!

The backing is a cute girly print, the bobbin thread is Superior Bottom Line that works so well when you don't want obvious stitching to show, I used a medium pink.
So it is finished for Friday and you can see some other bloggers finishes at Lit And Laundry


CC said...

It's just beautiful Ros. Your work is just gorgeous and adds so much to the quilts.

farmlady said...

Always so beautiful! I love the purple one with the tiny print. it's lovely.

Andee said...

Ros--WOW! This looks great! I am so glad I found you to quilt for me! I will be keeping you busy...Ayla is going to LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

Deborah said...

This is lovely!

Carmie, the Single Nester said...

You are one talented quilter! I can barely sew a button! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Treasia Stepp said...

Beautiful quilt. I love your work. I which I knew how to do this.

Threeundertwo said...

Beautiful! I love that quilting design. Good thread is worth the expense, I'm just always amazed at how fast I go through it! And you must go through a lot more than I do.

Thanks so much for joining in on Finished for Friday.

Miri said...

This looks great! Funny, I read your post on Friday (then the computer quit before I could leave a comment) and all day today as I was quilting I kept thinking "Batik-skipped stitches" and being extra careful on all the batiks...Thank you so much-no skipped stitches!