This quilt was so much fun. While my husband was away on a business trip last week, I made a goal to finish a quilt by the time he returned. The only time I had to quilt was after getting home from work, so for a couple nights I was up in the wee hours quilting away. My faithful fluff ball, Paige, kept me company each night until I was ready to go to bed. 🙂
The first night I made all of the blocks. The second night I pieced together the blocks to form the quilt top. The third night I made the backing, shown below.
After I made the backing I thought, might as well quilt it! So I set it up on my frame and quilted away.
I decided to quilt squiggles (aka stippling). It shows up really well against the white fabric.
And by the fourth day I binded the edges and finished it! Mission accomplished!
I got the pattern for this quilt from the book Simplify by Camille Roskelley; however, I improvised the border design. Roskelley has designed several fabric lines for Moda, including the beautiful line “Bliss” which I used to make this quilt.
It’s a great book that has simple quilt patterns, yet they look complicated. Each page has beautiful and fresh photos of quilts, fabrics, and you even get a glimpse of how her sewing room looks. If you want it you should buy it here from Amazon for $13 bucks, whereas it usually sells for $20-25 retail.
Beautiful! Love the colors!
Pretty quilt! That book is great!
I used to have a Corgi–they are so cute!
Love your fluff ball! Having a little helper always makes me not feel so lonely when sewing by myself. Your quilt is great also! Looks like a great quilt for Valentine's Day.
I was admiring your beautiful quilt AND machine! What kind of machine do you have? The quilting frame makes me think you have a long arm…but maybe not? Can you enlighten me?
Love your quilt!
Thank you everyone for your kind comments!
To the Coiner Family: I use a Pfaff Grand Quilter for my sewing machine (and i LOVE it). It fits perfectly on the Imperial Quilting frame which is what you see in the 4th picture down. You're right, it's not a long arm machine. The Pfaff Grand Quilter has about a 9" neck. Let me know if you have anymore questions and I'd be happy to answer. 🙂
GORGEOUS! I just bought some Valori Wells' Nest in the blue colorway. Now I wish I'd gotten this color! I love Camille's book too. She is wonderful. You should email her a link to your post. She would love to see it!
Beautiful quilt! Just found your blog, and I really like it. I think you have done a wonderful job organizing it; it's uncluttered, attractive, and has great posts that are easy to locate. It's is a keeper for me! Thanks so much for sharing.
Hi Jera, I am in a middle of making a tough decision. I am not sure which one to choose; either PFAFF GrandQuilter or PFAFF Expression 2.0. I just started quilting in Feb this year and have finished five quilts to date. I can see that I will be an avid quilter hence need a very reliable machine. There is no long arm service available in my country, so have to do the quilting myself. Please advice. Really need to get an opinion from the experienced user. You can email me at my gmail account. Thanks in advance for your opinion.
Hi Z – your blogger isn't allowing me access to your email address. Apparently you have it blocked to the public. Email it to me at quiltingintherain(at)gmail(dot)com if you get this!
Both are great machines…i almost bought the Expression 2.0 but went with the Grand Quilter because I wanted the quilting frame (and the grand quilter is compatible with the frame). Keep in mind that the grand quilter has no bells and whistles (e.g. no embroidery stitches, etc.). If you get this, I'd be happy to talk details!
Hi Jera, I have sent you an email. Did you get it? Cheers, zeti
Is it possible to tell me what fabrics you used? I recognize the Valori Wells' Nest, but are there others? I absolutely love what you've put together!