25 February 2006

All done!

It's finished, done, over!

I gave away the Monsoon quilt this past Saturday. When I started the preparations for this quilt, I had wanted it to be a Christmas present for my mum. Because of our move, frequent travelling and a rather deep slump in motivation, it didn't get done in time. So it became a birthday present. And a Thank You, because when we still lived locally and I was first pregnant with my second baby and then had two babies to juggle, my mum was an endless source of energy and help. She always puts herself last and I wanted to let her know that I really appreciate all her support.

The back side complete with its label.

The central pattern somehow sticks out a bit with all that machine quilting around it. Had I had more time, I might have added something in the middle but I didn't, so I didn't.

Having come into quilting under the tutelage of a determined hand quilter, I first struggled with the concept of machine quilting. After I took a class about ten months ago, I always wanted to practise more but never did. This quilt though completely sold me on machine quilting. It was very good fun and also incredibly EFFICIENT!!!

My next project will be a baby quilt for my soon to be Godson Harrison. (And not the square quilt but I will do that eventually too!)


Kate said...

beautiful job!

kristin La Flamme said...

Looks great, I'm sure your mum will love it. I really like watching people's projects progress through their blogs. It's like having a worldwide quilting bee.

YankeeQuilter said...

Congratulations! Love the deep red fabric. Thanks for posting the link to the UK guild. I'm moving to England in a few months.


Laura said...

Very lovely! The border really sets it off.