Sunday, October 26, 2008

Rebekah's Quilt

Jon was away for the weekend on a backpacking trip, so I spent most of the weekend basting, quilting and binding my Common Threads quilt. It was nice to have a large block of time set aside to finish up this project. And, it was equally nice to be able to finish up two big quilt projects in two consecutive weekends and clear up this unfinished business from my sewing room!

I was under a little bit of pressure with the quilting, because the new fabric marker that I bought was disappearing ink, not washable ink. By yesterday afternoon, I was really straining to see the last remnants of the lines while I was quilting.

I had a lot of help this weekend from my two little kitty friends. They were partially acting like they wanted to hang out with me and partially waiting by the side door wondering when Jon would arrive home.

I did the majority of the quilting in the loopy line style seen in this wedding quilt from glittergoods. The distance between my lines of squiggles was 2.5". I used red thread on the white top and bottom of the quilt. Then I stippled the individual blocks with white thread. This part really pained me to do because it meant quilting over some of the embroidered details that a few of the blocks had. In the end I was glad that I did it because it blends in with the quilt and it makes the blocks look like they all belong to the quilt.

I used a red and white polka dot fabric for the binding and then black fabric for the backing.

The quilt was made for a full-sized bed and is approximately 80" x 90". It fits our non-puffy, non-pillowtop mattress perfectly.

Here it is resting peacefully in our guest room. The little kitties made themselves right at home and made me thankful for using black fabric on the back of the quilt where all of their white hair won't show up!

Thank you all for coming up with such creative, unique and interesting blocks! It was so much fun to put this quilt together and I love looking at all of the details that you included in your individual blocks!



it looks great in on the bed! I love quilts like this... I make them over and over again! Simple and lovely!

Colleen said...

This is wonderful! I love the quilting you did!

bettyninja said...

I love the quilting too! It looks fantastic

jacquie said...

Congratulations on this finish! It's wonderful and looks simply fabulous on the bed and in the room. I LOVE this quilt!!!

One Shabby Chick said...

Rebekah, it looks fantastic!! Great job on the quilting!

abcgirl said...

i love the way the block stripes fit perfectly under a folded down top like that (just below the pillows).

thanks for the quilting loop "tutorial" this weekend. i had fun crafting with you!

Lunden said...

Gorgeous! You must be so happy with it. And the quilting is awesome. Nice work.

Wendy said...

I love the layout of the whole thing. The loops are great too. If it makes you feel better, I think the decision to quilt over the embroidery was not only good from a design standpoint, but it'll also help hold the embroidery stitches in place over the long haul. The pieced sashing you added looks fantastic!

n.a. said...

i LOVE the quilting! i think it looks so great! congratulations to everyone!