Friday, November 12, 2010

Neptune Quilt Finished!



So, today I finally finished hand stitching the binding down on my Neptune quilt and managed to take a few pictures of it hanging on the clothesline as well! I so much love this fabric by Tula Pink that I was surprised as I was reading on one of my Flickr groups today about how many people are Not too excited about this line. What!! Just shows how different everyone's tastes are. My husband has a joke going that if he likes one of my quilts it's sure to be not too popular. This one happens to be one of his favorites that I have made so far...

I had a really good time free motion quilting this quilt. I just discovered that freemotion quilting is not as hard as I had always thought just before Oliver was born and had a spree of quilting for several weeks there on several quilts. (Don't even ask me how I managed to get down on the floor and pin baste all those quilts being so pregnant!) In fact, I've determined now that freemotion is easier than straight line quilting--especially on larger quilts where maneuvering the huge quilt through the machine gets so difficult at times. I can't wait to get the opportunity to do some more of it soon. I usually get an hour free at night to go to the sewing machine, but whether I get there or not depends on what kind of day and night previous we had!! Last night Alexander woke up at midnight screaming because a blowfly was in his room. Must have scared him something terrible. So, after about 5 times of going in to try and settle him--waking up Oliver in the meanwhile, dad went into his room to sleep on the floor next to his cot so he could fall asleep without being scared. What a good dad!!!

5 comments:

~Michelle~ said...

yeah, I saw that flickr discussion as well...and the neptune haters can suck it for all I care! ;) I, for one, love your quilt!

Megan said...

Your quilt is so absolutely gorgeous! And I agree, free motion is way easier on big quilts than straight line. As fit that Flickr thread, I found it interesting but some of the comments were a little mean spirited. I guess I just come from the school of thought that it's great we dont all love the same things. I have lines of fabric I don't like but can totally appreciate it when it's used in a beautiful way. Sorry for my OT rant!

Megan said...

Your quilt is so absolutely gorgeous! And I agree, free motion is way easier on big quilts than straight line. As fit that Flickr thread, I found it interesting but some of the comments were a little mean spirited. I guess I just come from the school of thought that it's great we dont all love the same things. I have lines of fabric I don't like but can totally appreciate it when it's used in a beautiful way. Sorry for my OT rant!

wendy402 said...

I am in awe of your quilting. I haven't tried this sort of pattern yet although I've done a lot of loops, daisies, leaves, hearts and stipples. I wonder how I can learn this one. Did you begin at the bottom and loop upward or the reverse?

Jeannette said...

I too read the posting...I was actually surprised considering the popularity of the line! Anyhow i LOVE your quilt!! What is the pattern you used?

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