Monday, September 13, 2010

The Monet Quilt

I am thinking this is like a Monet painting. I don't think it's a masterpiece, but it is best viewed at a distance... and I feel like I have been working on it since the early 1900's! I started this quilt in April. It has the distinction of being:

1)My first Applique quilt...and it shows
2)My first attempt at loopy quilting...and it shows
3)My first attempt at pebble quilting (see the flower centers)...and it shows
4)My first full size quilt (which turned out ok)
5)The quilt I have spent the most time on (which doesn't show)

Pebble quilting on the flower centers was harder than I thought it would be. I never got a good rhythm but I did eventually figure out how to (very slowly) quilt something that DID resemble pebbling and not just a random mess of stitches.

I love love love the loopy quilting. I think this is going to replace stippling as my go-to free motion stitch. I got a boo-boo spot in the quilting but I think with the washing you can't really tell. I love how washing a quilt can literally wash away a mistake.

This quilt will go in my 6 year old's bedroom at his request...under the duvet cover if I have my say. I am grateful for the lessons learned, but this is not a favorite of mine.



  1. I absolutely positively love that quilt. I can't even tell you how much. It is by far my favorite of all your creations. I love the colors, I love the dresdens, I love the FMF smattering in them... If for some reason you ever decide to part with it, just let me know. I heart you! :)

    I really like the loopy quilting too. I liked it when I saw it in that other quilt you did. Stippling is too panicky for me.....I get too close to another seam line and freak out. Loopy is way more forgiving.

    I can't wait to see what's next :)

  2. Thanks!
    I think a huge part of the problem is when you spend SO much time on 1 thing you are TOTALLY over it by the time you put in that last binding stitch, ya know?

  3. This is just gorgeous :-) I have about 6 quilt tops (some 10 years old!!) that just need to be put together and quilted, and seeing this has inspired me :-) Thank you for sharing!!!


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