Thursday, October 17, 2019

a gift given

I was pleased to finish this quilt recently and give it to my mom.  It's a Kim Diehl pattern from the April 2014 Fons and Porter magazine.  I machine quilted it on my Juki machine  
 I wasn't sure how to quilt the appliqued center blocks.  In the end I learned that's it's not too difficult to free motion quilt outlining around the appliqué shapes just like I would do if I was handquilting.
 After that the borders were easy and fun.
 These pictures are all square...  I recently changed Iphones and lost a month's worth of pictures in the process.  Thankfully I had posted these pictures on Instagram so I was able to get them back from there.
 I gave it to my Mom last week when she was visiting.  I think she liked it :0)

The last 2 blocks of Hospital Sketches were quick to stitch up.  I'm a bit sad that the BOM is finished now.  It was fun to look forward to each new block release.
 I really like the triple tulip block.
 I changed around the final block a bit.  There was a picture of all 9 blocks together but I lost it too.  I will have to lay the blocks out again for a complete picture again soon.

This delightful little doll quilt arrived in the mail from Deb Anger from across Canada in the doll quilt swap I participated in.  The pieces are tiny!  I love these little trees.
 It was beautifully handquilted as well and has wonderful texture.
Happy Quilting!!


Kyle said...

Your applique quilt is beautiful and your quilting fills in the spaces perfectly. I know I gain more confidence every time I do some machine quiting. I bet you do too. The feathers in the border are fabulous.

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Oh what a beautiful gift! I'm sure your Mom was elated. I admire your ability to machine quilt which is a tough thing for most of us "hand quilters". It cam out beautifully! I too am sad that the Hospital Sketches is over, but look forward to the next one. I hope you will be joining in again. Your blocks are just gorgeous.

Frog Quilter said...

Beautiful finishes. Keep quilting as you get better every time.

Lori said...

What a lovely quilt!! I'm sure your mum loved it.
Deb's little swap quilt is so sweet. Looks like a lot of tiny pieces!!

Radka said...

I love your finished applique quilt, what a beauty! And I like the tulip block, very nice.

Halland House Gifts said...

I love the design and colors of the quilt. They are saturated without feeling like a bag of Skittles. They are varied while still in keeping a dignified air. So beautiful. Your mother will treasure it for sure. Judy

Barb said...

I'm sure your mother will treasure it for years. What a gorgeous quilt.
your Hospital Sketches are lovely

audrey said...

Oh your quilt turned out so well! Just lovely. I'm sure your mother will be thrilled with it for a very long time.:)

Phyllis said...

What a beautiful quilt and what a lovely gift. Beautiful work and such comforting colors, I am sure your mum loves it.

Karen said...

Your mother was a very lucky recipient of a beautiful quilt. So much love in the making of it for her.

Love Of Quilts said...

I have always loved that pattern. Have never tied it. You did a beautiful job.