Saturday, November 26, 2011

Things that make you go WOW!!!

I do not own a quilting frame, and my attempts at FMQ have been fledgling and very small scale - so finishing my quilts over the years has consisted of a great deal of straight line quilting and tying.

Thank goodness for Jill - being able to send some of my tops to her for finishing on her frame has been a wonderful option.  I first sent her Summer Sunshine two years ago - and still  need to take some "finished" photos of this quilt, though it has been on my bed for ages now.  She also did this quilt and this one, too.  But I have been very very bad at taking the BEFORE and AFTER pictures to show what a good quilting job can do to make a quilt go WOW!!!! (and so many quilts get gifted before I get the AFTER pictures - something about finishing binding on the way to a party may have something to do with that!)

Until this one: 
Nearly finished - just auditioning borders.
Completed flimsy.  I liked it - but all that muslin kind of left me "flat".

After Jill got her hands on it - it hasn't been washed, but now there is some movement in all that open space.
Love this square spiral - the quilt is for a young man, and this really gives it a great masculine feel.
Look at how the back just sparkles!!!
And doesn't every quilt need to come with a 6 year old with attitude (I think it's the hooded sweatshirt that does it!)


Barb said...

What a cutie you have the quilt!

jillquilts said...

It does look pretty awesome!! Love the munchkin pic! He just needs a gansta Max! :)

Kristie said...

It looks wonderful! I love the texture that the quilting has.

scraphappy said...

The quilting looks great! It is amazing how much texture the right pattern can add to the finished quilt.

Jean said...

That turned out really cute! You and Jill make a great team.