I started this quilt about 8 years ago as a block of the month. I picked it back up in July and worked on it until I got the top done in August. And there is where the anxiety kicked in. I have always machine quilted my own quilts. But this one was super special to me and I was scared I would ruin it because of the amount of custom quilting it was going to need to make it right. At the time I had a small cheap brother sewing machine that quilted fine but wasn't great for detail work. So I proceeded to pack up the top deciding to wait until I got a new machine. It was on my wish list but I thought it was going to be awhile. However, Christmas time rolled around and my wonderful husband surprised me with a new machine. He bought me a Husqvarna Viking Tribute 140c. We ended up getting a great deal on it because it was a special edition and their cycle was over. I spent about a month practicing all the motifs I wanted to do on this quilt and then started in.
So here are tons of pictures to share. In total I think I took almost 40. Don't worry I won't show you all of them but I do believe they are all on my Flickr. You can get there by clicking one of these photos.
|One of my favorite blocks. I was scared to use the yellow but I really love it. Notice how they are all holding hot chocolate mugs in every block.|
|Here is a close up of some of the quilting.|
|I tried a swirly design here to look like wind but I think I should have made some of my swirls go in different directions.|
|I really love the paisley design I tried out. I think this is going to be my go to background filler design.|
|The old granny couple. There really isn't a wrinkle in his face. The quilt wasn't flat.|
|The igloo was done all free hand with no marking. Its my husband's favorite block.|
|More yellow quilting.|
|Playing with some photo editing software. :)|
Today I am linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts! I can't see what everyone has this week!