Saturday, July 17, 2010

Quilt Done!!!

This quilt was begun about 10 years ago. At the time I needed a machine with a walking foot and was just so broke I couldn't afford to buy one. I did find a free-motion foot, but my machine's feed dogs didn't lower, and the cover kept popping off. So, after trying a couple different methods with little success, (I had in fact grown way beyond the capabilities of my machine) I got frustrated and sick of looking at it. Into the closet it went, unceremoniously shoved in a bag.

Well, now that we've got a local Modern Quilt Guild I've resurrected several old quilts and am determined to finish them. And here one is!!!

The center panels are an Alexander Henry print bought at St. Theresa's Textile Trove back in the day. I wanted it to look like an Asian shoji screen and used a traditional Amish pattern.

The geishas are hand quilted, the rest is machine quilted.
Here's an image of the pieced back, which is all the rage these 10 years later!
It is made for a full size bed, which we got rid of 4 years ago. Ha!


Tessa said...

It's gorgeous! Congratulations!

Maybe I need a new machine to tackle the stack of Unfinished Projects in my closet....

Kelly said...

Yay! You finished it! :) love it