Sunday, November 1, 2009

My first finished quilt in 8 years!

Well, I finally did it--I finished a quilt! Hurray for me! I made the quilt for my friend who just had a baby boy and had worked on the Obama campaign in our town. It's an Obama Baby Quilt!!! I did straight line quilting and tried free motion quilting writing out the baby's name (Ayende) and words like dream, love, hugs--along with quilted hearts and the date. It's not perfect but I learned alot along the way.
I learned that you have to control your machine speed and work on moving the quilt evenly as you free motion quilt. I still haven't figured out what to do when the bobbin runs out. Those areas looked messy so I free motioned hearts over them. I feel much more confident about finishing up the other quilt tops I've done. And, the best part of making a quilt--giving it away!


  1. Wow, I was sure I had already commented about your beautiful quilt. I must have not hit the final post button... Anywho, your quilt and quilting is gorgeous! That is one lucky little guy!

  2. Lovely quilt and quilting! The written name is such a nice touch, and it looks great, too. Makes me want to try to do more written quilting,myself...

  3. Great job! You should be very proud of yourself, it looks awesome. I am totally inspired to free motion quilt. Way cool!!

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