Friday, January 23, 2009

More Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt

Some of you have emailed me and asked for closeups of the quilting on my Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt. It was hand pieced, English Paper Piecing, and machine quilted by a friend who does fabulous machine quilting on her home machine. I posted two entries about the GFG, time for a review, class.

Here is the whole quilt

Close up of the machine quilting. I decided how I wanted it quilted and Julie did the work. She made such straight perfect lines - they all converge at the center of the "flowers" without a waver.

And just for fun - here is the quilt sitting on my treadle machine - along with some of its friends.

On top of the GFG is the Santa Quilt, under the GFG is the YoYo quilt - and to the sides are some baby quilts and doll quilts. The blue/cream baby quilt on the left I got from an old barn in Kansas.

We recently moved the treadle into our bedroom - looks pretty spiffy in there. It works, but i have to put the new belt on - I've had it for several months - just need to get to it.

Happy Quilting!!


Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh my how beautiful is that quilt!! I love the colors. I also have the same sewing machine, what a nice idea of putting quilts on it.

Quilt Pixie said...

the perfectly straigh quilting lines are possible because of the wonderful job you did on piecing! it is truly a beautiful quilt.

Franni said...

Jo you and Julie did an awesome job, if I ever finish mine I hope Julie will quilt mine!

Anonymous said...

Just came across your blog and saw this quilt... Absolutely gobsmacked!! What a beautifully pieced and quilted piece.. well done!! Lx