September 14, 2012

Finished Quilt!

Celebration time! Here is the finished quilt I named "Celebrate Life", which by this time is already in Brazil on its way to its owner.

I changed the pattern a bit from Carmen Christian's 2004 American Beauty, published on Evelyn Sloppy's book 40 Fabulous Quick-Cut Quilts, and it now measures 84" x 92". Finding a fabric for the border was tricky (although I ended up using something from my stash - yeah!).

Free-motion quilting was easier than I expected! I used the quilting foot with the feed dogs down, and different stitches for each color section: stippling on greens, using green Masterpiece by Superior thread, stringing hearts on red, with red thread by same company, and squiggles on the yellow section. Too bad I did not take a picture of the quilting for you to see it!

I am glad it is finished, and I am also glad I will have more time to blog now that my mom has gone back home (bittersweet, though, as I will miss her company).

As you can see, I've been busy... How about you?


  1. This is really pretty! I love the green step design within the diamonds.

  2. Thanks, Amanda! I had a lot of fun making this quilt...


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