First Quilt of 2012

I hope you had a wonderful holiday!  Ours was filled with hand-made foods, games and family.  It was a blast.  After everyone left, though, it was back to work.

I’m working on a collection of quilts and finished the first wall-hanging sized one yesterday.  Ok, ok, when I say finished…. I didn’t do the binding yet.  I did go crazy with the free motion quilting, though.

FMQ Quilt Back

The image size is huge, so you can click on it to see all the stitching lines.

Let me tell you how I made the quilting design-  First I drew 4 hexagons on the quilt top with a frixion pen.  Then I quilted those with my walking foot.  Next I made “echo-quilting” lines inside each hexagon at varying widths.  I left a blank hexagon, about 4-5″ to fill with pebbles.  Once all the hexagon business was done, I just picked my favorite fill design and started filling in the rest of the quilt. (right up next to the hexagon shapes)

I quilted it all on the Elna 3007- home sewing machine.

I’m sorry I cannot show you the front quite yet.  The front looks pretty neat, too, if I do say so myself.  I even used yellow-grey variegated thread (Sulky Blendable) for the quilting.

One Response to “First Quilt of 2012”

  1. Shelley C says:

    fabulous! CAn’t wait to see the front as well!

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