Monday, June 18, 2018

Another UFO bites the dust....

I certainly need deadlines to aim for, in order to get on and finish a quilt. 
I latest one I started some months ago, but with another grand daughter's 16th birthday looming, it gave me the hurry up I needed to finish her quilt. 

I machine appliqued this one, which is my go to way of appliqueing, when its for a child/teenager ( washing alot and maybe a rougher life etc)
I would rather make a quilt this way, so its not so precious that they cant use it. 
I stitched Ric Rac on the raw edges of the petals.

Also showing my not so perfect machine quilting, which I also do for durability.
I used 50 weight Aurifil brown thread on the top and 50 weight Aurifil cream thread  in the bobbin.
My trusty Bernina 710 (which I love) did a pretty good job tension wise, as I thoughtlessly bought a backing which required a different colour. 
The only thing is, I wished I had used 30 weight, as I personally prefer the look of the thicker thread.
Sometimes the quilting shows up better on the back.

 Below: sideways hanging on the clothes line, as it was too long up the right way.

Below: with DH standing on a chair.
Not good light on the day, as it was raining on and off.  

Thanks for dropping by. I'll try and thank you for commenting.


Kyle said...

Its a great quilt design for a teenage granddaughter. You chose fun colors, a retro daisy, plus rick rack. Your post is a good reminder about using techniques that will work best for the new owner.

Sue said...

Thanks Kyle for visitng and your lovely comments. Good to get another one finished! :-)

Wendy @ Wendysquiltsandmore said...

It looks grea Sue. I would have loved that when I was a teenager.

Leeanne said...

well done! pretty finish.

Barb said...

What a fun and whimsical quilt!

Julie said...

Something a bit different from your usual makes - love the colours, my daughter would probably have liked that too. PS - don't worry about replying, cos I know it's a pain on blogger at present.

June said...

I love it, what a great combination of colours and the different blocks work so well.

cityquilter grace said...

lovely colors!

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