Tuesday, June 30, 2009

My Box of Quilt Tops


Have I ever shown you this? This is a box I keep of quilt tops that need quilting. I use to send these off to the quilters and keep up with things, but when my husband's working hours were cut I sacrificed this 'treat'. That is one of the reasons that I have been practicing stippling and meandering.

When our friends came to join us on our trip to NYC, my quilting friend, Judy, just loved this quilt top.

Judy is the reason I first grew interested in sewing and quilting. She is very talented and has always made me the nicest hand made presents. Her daughter was who the last quilt was for, btw. She loved it. It was a perfect present, in my mind.

Here are a few embroidered towels Judy gave me for my birthday, arent' they lovely? I just love them.


Judy's birthday is July 14th, so I sat down and quilted it. I used a dark brown thread since so much of the top was dark brown. But, I wish I hadn't because it is so bold on the lights. I guess I learned from that one. It does blend perfectly on the chocolate colored borders. I just need to add the binding and it will be ready to ship.

8 comments:

Pat said...

I think that it is beautiful and I know Judy will love it!!

Cheryl said...

I think it looks great! It is hard to pick the right thread when you have contrasting colors like that. She'll love it.

PunkiePie said...

Your stippling/meandering is getting better! You're doing a great job with it. I think I need to sit down and stipple those two table runners I have pieced together. Maybe I'll make that my next project.

Thimbleanna said...

Looks darn good to me! That's the hardest thing for me when quilting -- picking the color of thread when there are both darks and lights in the quilt. I just don't want my ugly stippling to show. Your friend will be thrilled!

Vickie E said...

A yes binding...my arc enemy right now LOL
your quilt is awesome and I am sure she'll love it!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

You did a great job!! It turned out wonderful. Your friend will love it.

animal lover, quilt lover said...

It looks great! You did a very good job!

Anonymous said...

I longarm quilt for people and choosing thread can always be tricky. I also would have gone with a dark color. You have more dark on the quilt and it would blend better. Yes it does show up on the light, but I don't feel that is distracting at all. It lends character. If you went lighter, it would show on the dark. One great color thread that Signature makes seems to blend with both pretty well, Mother Goose. Great job on the quilts. Cindy