Summer Quilt Finished!!!!!!!!!!

Hello there,

Hope everyone is withstanding the summer heat/monsoon rain.

Finally I got some time to do my part of my 8 year old SON’s project – quilting and binding. Here is the finished quilt – front and Back. The finished quilt turned out to be approximately 63″x63″ perfect size for his LEGO building.  The backing looks so beautiful with birds, flowers, butterflies and dragonflies prints. We used “Susan Winget’s Birds of a feather Scenic” fabric.

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Since I couldn’t do free motion quilting (FMQ) using my regular thread with my Juki TL-2010 sewing machine, I had to buy quilting thread. So I wanted to buy neutral colored quilting thread to hide my hideous quilting LOL!!!! :-). But interestingly, my son insisted on using the bright rainbow colored thread spool. I used 50 wt cotton clarks and coats, the only available brand for quilting threads at our local Jo-Ann. This is my FIRST EVER FMQ project. The machine is very smooth and I could do the FMQ very confidently!!!!

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I did (practiced) some spirals and meandering stitches. Whenever I hit those lighter blocks, I was little nervous and was getting some sharp corners. Seriously…it looks like a child’s doodling. But anyway it is a child’s project :-). Hopefully I will get better in my upcoming projects.

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My son was very happy and amused with the texture of the final quilt.

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Here they are – maker of the quilt and admirer of the quilt (little one).

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Very proud moment for my son to show off his quilt to everyone…hopefully he will have many more of these moments :-).

Thank you for stopping by. You have a wonderful weekend 🙂

Jyothi

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5 responses

  1. Good going Jyothi…keep it up …
    my sweet sis…😃

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  2. Nice quilt….. Expand your creative brain by going for more projects… all the best for future quilts…

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  3. This is adorable. What a cute picture with your kids on the quilt. The FMQ looks wonderful and this was the perfect place to practice stitching. Very nice!

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    1. Thank you very much Bernie 🙂

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  4. […] the background, I wanted to use a beautiful bird and butterfly fabric. But that was used in my son’s quilt and I had a small remnant of it. I ended up using a 6 yard fabric bought from JoAnn 2 years ago (to […]

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