Quilted Sugar Flowers

Earlier this month I made a quilt top called Sugar Flowers – you can find the tutorial here. Anyway, the quilt top had been hanging out in my sewing room for weeks, so I finally had it quilted (thanks again Darlene for the awesome job!). Darlene was able to quilt it over the weekend – with all the projects I have lined up in addition to working away to get the fabric webstore up, who knows how long I would have taken to quilt it myself!
The finished quilt turned out beautiful! Darlene used a hot pink thread for the top which was a jump from my play-it-safe white. I just love how it turned out. 🙂

I really love the back of the quilt too:
As shown below, I pieced the backing together using 6 fat quarters and 3/4 yd of white muslin. The total cost for the backing only ended up being ~$19.50. I simply trimmed the fat quarters to measure 17″x21″ and then lined them up in two rows of 3 each as shown below. From the white muslin I pieced together three 6″x50″ strips.

It’s a thrifty way to save on backing yardage and to use up fat quarters you might have laying around.

I thought I’d sneak this photo in of my furrballs checking out the quilt. 🙂 It was a beautiful and warm day in Seattle so everyone was outside enjoying the sun. Bodie and Paige were accompanying the quilt in the shade.
And lastly, here’s another up-close photo of the quilting. If you click and enlarge the image, you can see the hot pink thread (the backing has white thread). 🙂
Anyway, that’s it for now. I just wanted to share with you how it turned out. Ahh, isn’t it a great feeling finishing a quilt?!

Happy Quilting!

8 Responses to Quilted Sugar Flowers

  1. Behind Margery's Daw! June 22, 2011 at 6:57 am #

    Oh, not sure if my first comment came through! I love the quilt especially the fabric. What fabric did you use? Sorry if you have said, but I couldn't see it. I could only imagine being able to quilt like that though!!! I LOVE it x

    Love Marge x

  2. Christine June 22, 2011 at 1:40 pm #

    Very pretty….love the fabric! I like the pink thread; it adds more interest to the white.

  3. Needle little Balance June 22, 2011 at 8:44 pm #

    Looks very nice!! Today I saw floor tiles in a public building, they reminded me of your quilttop and now I see it finished. Funny coincidence.
    (I wish I had the opportunity to have my quilt tops quilted by some professional quilter. But there are no long arm quilters around.)

  4. Z June 23, 2011 at 8:53 am #

    Beautiful…..Thanks for sharing on the backing tips :). Will try it on my WIP quilt.

  5. KatieQ June 23, 2011 at 1:15 pm #

    The quilt is beautiful. The quilting with hot pink thread really enhances the design. Thanks for explaining how you pieced the back. It's a great idea.

  6. Sylvia June 23, 2011 at 3:00 pm #

    Such a beautiful quilt and adorable puppies!

  7. Gail's Card Cafe' July 22, 2011 at 2:15 am #

    Oh Wow! I love the back too! Very pretty 🙂

  8. kittyupstairs March 28, 2012 at 7:55 pm #

    I love all your projects and I love your furry children. I also have furry children and they look alot like yours. They are corgi sisters, Luci(red) and Nikki(tri-color)They make my life worth living, along with my fabric addiction of course. I will be making some of your projects too.

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