Monday, March 8, 2010

Three of Hearts

The February voting has closed over at Brown Paper Packages and it looks like I get to play along for another month! The theme for March will be announced tomorrow. I didn't think of a name prior to submitting my pictures, but decided afterwords on 'Three of Hearts'...I know, remarkably creative. The quilt measures approximately 37" x 45". I was hoping for a sunny day to take pictures, but wasn't that fortunate. I'm not gonna complain though, the sun has been shining just about every day since then. Our theme was are a couple of shots of my entry.

I accomplished what I wanted with this - mainly that it was completely finished in time for judging. I didn't want to end up with more additions for my pile of unfinished quilts. I also christened my new machine (thanks mom and dad!) with this quilt. The quilt was pieced on the old machine, but I decided to (finally) unpack the new machine for the quilting. Originally I had planned on doing free motion quilting (feed dogs that drop at the flip of a switch!). However, after a little practice, I determined that a lot more practice was in order. I need to spend a little more time getting to know my machine before I commit to my next free motion project. Since I didn't have the luxury of time, I made the decision to quilt this in an echo pattern. All in all, I'm pretty satisfied with the way it turned out.


  1. Nice work! I especially love the back - we should petition to be able to enter two pictures next month! My back was not so pretty with the backwards letters, LOL.

    I'm excited to see what you create for Vintage.

  2. it looks great!
    Good luck learning free motion is faster than regular quilting!
    I always use gloves when I do it, it seems to really help me with the control of the fabric.
    I am looking forward to seeing your quilt from the vintage challenge!