Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Pink and white and purple all over

OK Here she is. I worked most of the day trying to machine quilt this thing. I thought a nice echo quilting would be fun. I didn't quite plan ahead for the area where the echos would bump into each other. But all in all I'm happy with it. It sure wouldn't take any prizes tho. My hoped for flowing curved lines around the flowers, and loops in the borders, turned out to be a bit more jerky non-circles and uneven echos..... but it is finished! I think I really like the bright purple flowers with the green centers. Livened up the blandness.
Trying to machine quilt a baby sized quilt has made me realize that either I should start with very small wallhangings or leave the quilting to professionals. I have heard that practice makes perfect but I'm not sure I will live long enough to practice sufficiently.
Thanks for stopping by. Lynda

6 comments:

Helen said...

Oh Lynda! This quilt is just delightful!!!!! Your quilting is fine...... as you know, I call mine scribbling, and yours is way better than mine!!! I love this quilt - I'm doing NOTHING!!! except trying to clean up my sewing room. Seeing your finished quilt has given me the "oomph" I needed, maybe tomorrow I'll get creative again and get sewing! Thank You!!

Happy Sewingl!

Sharon said...

Don't give up! This looks wonderful and I love the addition of the purple flowers. I am anxious to see your next quilting project!

Nicky and Patrick said...

I think you did a great job. I really like this one too. I think the flowers make a difference.

Rhonda said...

This is a great and fun quilt. I love the flowers and your quilting is wonderful!!!
Take care.

Pokey said...

Isn't that cute!! You made the checkerboard a really neat background, so adorable. It's fun to learn as you go, you did a great job!

Guðrún said...

Your quilting is just great, you don´t have to practice for years :)