In 2008, I made a quilt for my son when he left for college. I had made quilts before that but had never done machine quilting. He loves music so I picked fabrics with musical motifs and used the "Yellow Brick Road" pattern. I used free motion quilting, featuring guitars and musical notes. He was pleased with the results. He graduated with a Classical Guitar degree and Business Econ degree. Now the quilt goes everywhere he goes.
|Detailed free motion quilting
I had a lot of fun quilting this quilt. I also made a pillow case for him but couldn't find the picture of it. My son said the pillow case fell apart from laundering after all these years. I guess I'll have to make another one. Or may be it's time for a new quilt. :)
Two years later, I picked "Pinto Box" as the pattern for my daughter when she left home for college. She loves all colors and not wanting her dorm room to be boring, I used a variety of colors. I used variegated thread to quilt fireworks and shooting star designs. She and I both loved it. There was no marking on this quilt. I randomly quilted fireworks, big and small, all over the quilt with a walking foot. I also made a matching pillow case too.
|Detailed quilting design
That's was 6 years ago since I quilted a traditional quilt. In between those years, I worked with different techniques and worked mostly with flannels, you can read about it here.
Now in 2016, I made this for my friend's baby. I used a walking foot to quilt straight lines to echo the shape of the negative space. I also pieced the back of the quilt too. I love the way the quilt turned out both front and back.
I always enjoy making crafts, but I fell in love with making quilts. I've come a long way from my first machine quilting in 2008 and I don't see the ending in sight. I love this new quilting community that I found, and enjoy sharing with people who have the same interests. Blogging opens so many doors and offers many chances to learn new things and to do many things that I would never dream of. What's Next? I don't know, but I can say that I'm excited to learn to take better photos for my blog.
Have a great day!!