Monday, August 31, 2009

What do you do?

SFQ quilted 1
What do you do when you are quarantined from the office for four days while you take antibiotics for a suspected whooping cough (that is probably more like bronchitis)? You do a couple of things. First you get mad. Then you go to the movies. And then you quilt. 

SFQ quilted 2
These pictures are of my quilted (finally!) Scrappy Friendship Quilt. I started this way back in April and blogged it here and here previously. The top has been sitting around since mid-June, just waiting to be quilted. Finally, last Monday, I pieced the backing, attached the label, and quilted it. 

SFQ back
Here's the back. I LOVE the back! I wish I'd been able to match up the flowers in the center a little better. I've really considered using this quilt wrong side up. 

SFQ quilted close
I was a little surprised that it didn't take me as long as I thought it would (only about 3 hours for the quilting), and that it wasn't a huge struggle. The quilt is about 80" square, and I was worried about wrestling with it on my machine, but it went fine. I still get so nervous about free-motion quilting, but maybe this is even more proof that I shouldn't be? 

2 comments:

Gabriela said...

this is SOOO pretty!!!!!!!!! i love it :D

misadventuresincrafts said...

oh my gosh that's awesome!!!!!!! love, love the backing too!

hope you're feeling better:)