Saturday, January 23, 2010

My idea of straight line quilting.

Cristin at Sew This is My Life is making the cutest baby quilt for her baby who is due in 10 weeks. She's in the market for quilting suggestions so I thought of this wall quilt that I made about 5 or 6 years ago. Ricky Tims came to my guild and I was able to buy some of his hand-dyed fabric and his Convergence book. This is my first convergence quilt, very fun to make. I decided to quilt the body with all straight lines using a variegated thread. I didn't mark it at all, I'm lazy like that. I just varied the distance between each stitching line, sometimes doing three lines together, or two, or just one alone. Then I turned the quilt 90 degrees and did it again. When I got to the border, I just free stitched around the flowers.

It shows a little better on the back. Forgive the puckering, I think I'm a better quilter now, lol.
So I told Cristin to check this out (I'm sure she can do a better job!)
Check out her blog and see if you have any suggestions.


  1. very pretty!! and I really like those hanging tabs.

  2. I love that fabric! Where did you get it???