"She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness." Proverbs 31:27

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Finished Quilt!

 I can't believe I finally finished my quilt!  I started this at the end of last year.  It was the first thing I pieced on my new to me hand crank that was my birthday present last year!  We did a quilt along at church making the great granny square blocks.  Here was our first meeting and everyone trying out my hand crank: http://missyscakesandaprons.blogspot.com/2012/12/church-quilt-along.html
This was my only goal for the month since I was packing to move.
 We have noticed something lately, Custard (in the middle) always poses for pictures!  I just love it!
 Muffin and Tiger are brothers and they were having a bit of a disagreement.
All's well now!  This is a scrappy quilt, I had to buy the lime green but everything else came out of my stash.
 I started with the Gerber daisy material and I knew I wanted to use it for the sashing.  I made the backing on each block solid, just like the solid squares behind the Gerber daisies.
 I used a pink gingham sheet on the back and light pink thread for the quilting.  This way my mistakes are not as noticeable on the back.
 This is Precious, he is now my oldest cat at 14 or 15.  He was a stray so I'm not sure exactly.
 It took forever to quilt since I traced every daisy!
 Here is the quilt waiting for the binding.  Cupcake and Pippi made themselves comfortable.
 Four of my babies.  Oreo, Tiger, Custard (posing again) and Cupcake.
 I quilted butterflies and flowers in some of the blocks, I even wrote Johnna in one of them.  I decided to just do loopy loops after a while though, to save on time.  Johnna is my seven year old niece and this is her Christmas present.
Another first on this quilt was that this is my first quilt to be entirely quilted on a treadle!  For more on that go here:  http://missyscakesandaprons.blogspot.com/2013/10/october-goal-and-treadling-video.html  This was my only goal for October since I need to pack up my sewing room now.  I'll leave one hand crank and one project out just in case I get all of my packing done.  (I now, that's just wishful thinking!)

I had someone ask me a question, but Dolores you are anonymous so I cannot reply and though I would answer your question here.  My industrial 16 takes a normal class 15 bobbin, which I discovered when I didn't want to wind a bobbin at the quilt retreat and tried one out and it worked perfect!  The ones I that came with the machine when I bought it were black.  The darning foot is the same one that fits on my modern Janome!  I'm going to try my walking foot on it next to see if it fits also, it probably will.

Thank you for sharing this year long journey with me on this quilt.  It has been a lot of fun!


I am linking to Octoberquest @ Quilt Matters linky party.  be sure to check it out!

A Lovely Year of Finishes
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