Sunday, January 20, 2008

Allie's Green Batik Quilt

Our youngest daughter, Allie, has been visiting us since mid-November. She had been working as an intern on an organic farm in the Hudson Valley of NY, and after a visit with us left this past Friday to go back to work on that farm for a few weeks before moving to a nearby farm where she plans to work this coming season. During the last couple of weeks that she was with us she decided she wanted to make herself a quilt using some of my batiks. She was living in my sewing room, surrounded by my stash and I think it must have been calling her name! She likes to make up her own designs in her quilts, and her knitting. She has two quilts in progress that I have pictures of on my Quilting Links webpage - http://mamanance.info/quilting/index.htm#family She hand-pieced and is hand quilting them, but this time she wanted to try out my Brother. Allie's Green Batik Quilt Finished She started on it Jan 7, and finished all but sewing down some of the binding by the time she left here Friday. She had never machine quilted but practiced a bit with the walking foot and with free motion, and, as I guessed she would chose, she liked the free motion better, so did a meandering stitch all over it -- and seemed very happy with the results!

7 comments:

Gina said...

I love how she's put the colours together. The purple really makes the quilt zing.

love and hugs xxx

Moneik said...

Oh I love the quilt and I have to agree the purple in it is just awesome!

Kristie said...

Beautiful! She did an amazing job on it. I think it is great that she even did the quilting on it.

What kind of Brother machine do you have??? I love my Brother machines, I have 4 brothers and one Singer. I would love to get a Brother with a longer throat length...maybe someday...
Kristie

Cindy (aka Peony the House Elf) said...

She did a great job and I have to agree the purple make sit pop.

Vera said...

Beautiful, I have to agree with the purple is very nice in there.

jillquilts said...

Her quilt looks great! Awesome colors she worked with!

Jen said...

Her quilt is just beautiful!!!!