Grace’s Quilt – Part Two

I was able to finish this quilt for my mother-in-law.  It was supposed to be a birthday present (in September) but due to first-trimester sluggish-sickness it got bumped till Christmas.  Thank goodness I had used Amy’s One Thing, One Week Challenge to get organized.

So without further ado, here is the original post about this quilt (including its inspiration – a print by Marca-Relli), and here are some pictures of the final product:

And here’s the back:

For the quilting, I did straight-line detailing, using the same color of thread as the fabric for each designated area. I used invisible thread for the bobbin.   I was really nervous about using invisible thread, but it worked out great!  I didn’t even really have to adjust my tension.

I had another first by machine sewing the binding.   I sewed the binding to the back of the quilt first, and then folded it over and machine top-stitched it down on the front.  I used my invisible thread again for the bobbin, which I think is necessary if you’re going to use this technique.  It definitely isn’t as neat as hand-stitching, but it is more secure, and it certainly is faster (which was required).

This quilt really wins the prize for not having any major screw-ups.   The worst thing that happened was that I miscounted how many of the beige colored blocks I needed, and had to quick assemble three of them before completing the quilt-top.   I was able to pull them together in an hour, and it only took that long because I had virtually ran-out of fabric and had to make tiny scraps work.

I am absolutely in love with the mosaic styling of this quilt.  I may be the only one; reactions have been mixed.   I’m definitely fantasizing about some monochromatic quilts in my future.

2 Comments

Filed under Quilting, Techniques

2 responses to “Grace’s Quilt – Part Two

  1. kate

    Just wanted to say that I love this quilt! I think the subtlety of each color group is beautiful!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s