Thursday, May 15, 2014
One of the blogs that I follow, "Sewing by Moonlight", by Em had asked for help to finish a quilt for her dad who has cancer. She had a very short period of time in which to work with and she wanted to give this quilt to her dad for his birthday. She asked for volunteers to help her make some of the squares as well as help from a long arm quilter that would quilt it for her due to its large size. I thought this would be a perfect opportunity for me to be able to practice my quilting. In addition, I had never quilted a quilt that was that large and I really wanted to try that. Em and I connected and she sent me the quilt several weeks ago now. I quilted it up for her in a free motion loops and stars pattern. I am so happy with how it turned out. Here is a picture of the entire front of the quilt.
A picture of the back of the quilt. This is the very first time I worked with a pieced back. I was nervous at first, but I think it turned out beautiful!
Em did a really great job piecing this together, which makes my job easier as a long arm quilter. I think it turned out great. Here are some closeups of the quilting.
- Size 60in x 72in
- 5 bobbins
- Quilting time was 4 1/2 hours.