Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Pinwheels and Flying Geese


Finishing Ami's quilt took a bit longer than hoped, but the binding is on. It needs a label and a trip through the washing machine (I usually do that with baby quilts) and then a trip to our grandson's house to present it.

This turned out just a bit over 60" square. I used a light-weight batting, so this is definitely a summer quilt.

I'm really happy with the piecing and the look of this one, but am not going to boast about the quilting. I'm still on the learning curve with this HQ-16. I should have done an all-over pattern instead of in-the-ditch, feathers, hearts, meandering, etc. On the upside, anything that humbles me cannot be all bad!

7 comments:

Exuberant Color said...

What better place is there to practice than on a baby quilt. Those babies are very forgiving.

They just want soft and color.

And by the time they are old enough to judge you, the quilt will probably be worn out from loving.

sewkalico said...

It is so very pretty!!!!

Elaine Adair said...

Looks gorgeous to me! Baby will LOVE it, despite any less-than-perfect stitching. 8-))

Mary-Kay said...

It is very pretty. And it appears that you are having way too much fun with your HQ16. I can't wait to get one so I can play.

SueR said...

It turned out great, Elsie. That pattern looks so cool! I'll bet you learned a whole lot with the different quilting you tried on this quilt--good for you!

Jeanne said...

Elsie, I think it is wonderful! Love the pic of Ami in your latest post. She's adorable. I keep having trouble with Bloglines. After I read an entry, it reappears as a new one soon after. ERRR...

Leah/ Texas/ United States said...

nice work. that obviously took a lot of patience and love. what a cute baby.