Friday, February 19, 2010

Georgia's Quilt - finished

Georgia's Quilt has returned from the quilter.  It was quilted by my sister Karen from Quilts on Bastings, who has a long arm quilting machine, and quilts professionally.  Karen and I have made this quilt together as a birthday gift to our niece who will be turning 6 in early March. 


It is quilted with a modern all over edge to edge design featuring simple daisies.  The finished quilt measures 60.5 inches x 60.5 inches.


You know I love straight line quilting, but in terms of free motion quilting, I prefer tippling or simple floral and geometric patterns as opposed to feathers and intricately detailed designs.  Although I do have an appreciation for the amount of practice needed to master such free motion designs.


For the back of Georgia's Quilt I have used Kona Cotton in Medium Pink together with a number of pastel fabrics to introduce some soft colors to the quilt.  


Adding a pieced strip to the backing fabric like this also means you only need a single drop of fabric measuring the length of the quilt (plus extra 3 inches top and bottom, to allow for shrinkage during the quilting process).  With standard cotton fabric being 44 inches wide, I needed to add at least 22 inches to the overall width of the backing fabric.  (Remove selvedges from the edge of the fabric as they are a firmer weave and may destort the backing).


For the binding I used a Japanese import fabric called Kei Honeycomb in Pink.  Machine stitched, of course.  I just about have this technique down pat, no gaps where I missed the back of the binding this time, and the mitred corners were all very obedient.  Nice.


I am quietly confident that Georgia will love this quilt.  I hope that she has many happy dreams under it, drags it down the hallway and onto the couch for many a happy ending movie, and takes it outside for picnics with her dolls and friends.


If you are interested purchasing Georgia's Quilt Pattern you'll find it listed for sale in my Etsy Store. 


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Georgia's Quilt - Work in Progress

29 comments:

  1. It's absolutely stunning and I am sure she will treasure it for years and years to come. What a lucky little girl. :-)

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  2. A wonderful quilt that I am sure will be much loved!

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  3. My 3 1/2-year-old granddaughter, who constantly says "pink is my FAVORITE color" would love this quilt!! It's perfect.

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  4. Gorgeous quilt! And I was excited to learn that you machine sew your binding . . . I do too :-)

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  5. this looks wonderful and I'm sure little Georgia will love it.

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  6. Enjoy your wonderful quilt Georgia.
    Cherish it always and the lovely aunties who made it for you!!

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  7. beautiful! how i wish i could machine bind like you. i know a lot of people who love to sit and hand bind but i do not. however, i have learned my lesson too many times. i just cannot get the machine down. good for you!

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  8. the quilting is great! i am sure georgia is going to love this!

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  9. You and Karen make a terrific team! I am sure that she will absolutely love the quilt! Just beautiful and perfect for a girl.

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  10. The quilt is fabulous! I love the colors and the way it is quilted!

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  11. A fresh breath of spring -- it's gorgeous!!!!

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  12. What a cute quilt. I sure it will be well loved!

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  13. Do you think you can adopt me as your neice?:) Lucky, lucky little girl!!

    Did you see that I was a lucky enough to have one of my quilts made into a badge/button for Fresh Modern Quilts?:)

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  14. What a gorgeous work of art! Perfect for any little girl! Completly jelous it's not coming to my house!!!

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  15. The daisy quilting motif is just perfect. I love the softer pink on the back and the Kei Honeycomb binding. The whole thing came together very nicely, and I'm sure Georgia will do all the things you mentioned above and more with her lovely quilt.

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  16. This is so sweet. My daughter has a quilt hanging over her crib rails (too big for the bed yet) and I find her tracing patterns and talking to it when she wakes up from naps. I have a question for you. I loved the tips in your how you do it post and was wondering if you have any good tips on pressing. I don't know why but my blocks seem to get so wonky!

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  17. I think she will love it. I love it!

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  18. beautiful! I am inspired to piece a backing....

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  19. Love everything about it. The quilting turned out great and I am starting to PREFER pieced backs as it adds a little interest to what could be a somewhat boring big block of fabric. Beautiful quilt!

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  20. This is a really beautiful quilt. So soft colors, very girlie. I am sure your niece will love it. I would... :)

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  21. I love the daisy quilting design. I might be able to handle that! Beautiful quilt.

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  22. Being addicted to stippling I am trying to get some different patterns in my stippling...not the ducks I keep seeing after a day of sewing...my sweetie thinks I'm seeing things...
    love love love the quilt and I am sure that 6 year old will love it too.

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  23. What a stunning quilt and a very lucky girl to receive it. Your maching binding is so neat, I really must learn how to do that. Hand stitching just takes so long.

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  24. Such sweet and fresh colors- and the quilting is adorable!

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  25. it's so so beautiful and the quilting too. I had a look at your sisters's blog and the quilting she does is amazing. I'm so glad I bought this pattern. You are so inspiring and your designs modern and vibrant! PS I've finally made a start on the Bricks and Stones pattern.

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  26. This is so gorgeous - it bridges the gap between pre schooler girly girly and older girls, a real heirloom.

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