Meadow’s quilt is done.
I started the hand quilting on this quilt in the spring time.
I would take this quilt along with me to the farmer’s market, and work on it when I was not busy. Amazingly, I was able to get much quilting done on it. It was of interest to many of the customers, and they would stop and chat with me about quilts. One kind lady even brought me bags of her old quilt magazines that she no longer wanted, and I enjoyed reading them.
As you may recall, from a past post-see here-,our daughter and husband adopted 3 children-so, that gave us 3 new grandchildren all at once! I have been very busy trying to make quilts for all of them-2 down and 1 to go! (The next one will be a tractor quilt!) You can see Bethany’s quilt here.
Meadow is very happy that her quilt is finally done.
This is the quilt top before quilting. I did not piece the top-I bought it already pieced. I know, cheating!
I love the colors in this fabric, the soft pastels.
A piece of coordinating fabric, for a pillow case.
The completed quilt. I left the white patches un-quilted because there is a raised pattern on the white fabric. It does not show up in the pictures, but there is a cross-hatch pattern on them.
I used a high loft quilt batting, to give the quilting more definition.
Here is a close up of the hand quilting. The quilting motif is known as a pumpkin seed. 4 pumpkin seed motifs, set together to form a flower shape. A quilting stencil with this pattern was used to mark on the quilt top.
A close up of the quilting. The markings from the stencil washed out nicely.
A close up of the quilting from the back side.
For the backing, I used a flannel sheet that has been laying around the sewing room for ages. You can even see some pilling on the used sheeting. I like to use flannel for backing baby and children’s quilts, for the snuggle factor. Flannel is also very easy to needle when hand quilting.
The quilt label.
For the binding, the backing was just brought around to the front edges.
Merry was always very glad to nap on the quilt!
Enjoy your quilt, Meadow!
“But as truly as I live,
all the earth shall be filled with
the glory of the Lord”