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).
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.
Georgia's Quilt - Work in Progress