30’s Bouquet Quilt

IMG_8080 2While my youngest daughter was visiting during the summer, I had her select coordinating fabric and a quilt pattern from one of my quilting magazines: Quilting Quickly by Fons and Porter’s July/August 2016.

IMG_8537 2 She chose Fancy & Fabulous 10″ Stackers from the Missouri Quilt Company. To this pallet of yummy colors I added white, yellow, and mint green to complete each four-petal block of the quilt top.

IMG_0989 2The back is a coordinating peach Bella solid also from Missouri Quilt Company. My daughter relocated to the beautiful city of San Jose, CA. for a teaching position.  So, for a very special birthday/congratulations/and new apartment warming gift, I made this quilt for her. IMG_5432 2I free-motion quilted it with an all over design of a cabbage rose design. I used white thread on the top and peach thread in the bobbin. It took several days to quilt, which took a toll on my shoulders and neck, but the result was fabulous! The body pain quickly disappears with a few stretches so don’t worry!

IMG_8248 2However, I’m starting to wonder if I shouldn’t just invest in a mid-arm. I have been doing a little research and so far I like the Juki 2010 and the Grace frame. I’d love to know what other quilters might suggest.

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Happy Sewing and Quilting!


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2 Responses to 30’s Bouquet Quilt

  1. That turned out so, SO pretty!! And it’s a treasure she’ll gift to her children or grands. What a lucky girl! You’re definitely ready for a mid-arm and frame. I have the King Quilter from Sewing Machines Plus with the Grace GQ frame. (It’s a Tin Lizzie under the hood and I love it). If you’re not going to go all-in on a machine that costs as much as a new car (which is smart in my book), I think the Juki is a good choice with the thread cutter, speed control, and needle threader. I have those options on my domestic machine and miss them on the long arm. But I went a bit bigger because I wanted to be able to use pantographs and have the throat space accommodate most designs in one pass. For narrow stencils, you’ll love the Juki.

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