Wednesday, December 10, 2008

12 Days of Christmas and Ingrid Barlow Quilt

After my machine was in the shop earlier in the week, I finally got a chance to go full blast quilting tonight and get what I had planned to have done Sun, done tonight. I started with the 12 Days of Christmas wall hanging. I had been resisting it, but when I saw Jen's I fell in love with it all over. It will look great in my new office at work. I used a gold, green, maroon Rainbows thread from Superior. Let me just say I fell in love with it! It quilted beautifully!

Then I quilted moms quilt. It's definately not her normal quilt style, but when she was in Sioux Falls a couple weeks ago she found this pattern by Ingrid Barlow, a local designer. She thought it would look great in big prints, so she used some of the new Free Spirit prints and whipped this top up in 2 hours, start to finish with the cutting included for the quilt top. It's 41"x61" so not very big, but a great throw size. I quilted it using a King Tut brown/green verigated thread. I used loop which turned out really well because they kind of look like the fabric. The thread blended so well that it was hard to see where I had quilted. I'll take this to her tonight so she can put the binding on it and it'll be a store sample for a while. I think this pattern looks really cool and it works great with big prints. I'm looking forward to getting other patterns by Ingrid and trying them.
Tonight we're having a Christmas party, so I'm looking forward to celebrating with the girls. I'm finally starting to feel like I'm getting in the Christmas mood.


Jenn Boerger said...

Looks great! I'm sure it will keep you in the Christmas spirit while at work!

KyQuiltlady said...

I love the wall hanging. You did great job! I also liked Jen's. I never dreamed I would get one to quilt. A lady brought me one to quilt the other day. Can't wait to get my machine from shope to start.