Thursday, March 21, 2013

Another Surprise!

Okay, I did it again.  Spent the morning yesterday quilting, and had to leave my Quilt Cave to attend to other matters.  This beauty greeted me a few hours later!
I get so caught up in the quilting that I don't see the forest for the trees.  I just love it when I'm surprised!  And I promptly named this 'Oh Baby Baby!"

This block is the Glorified 9-Patch, and I found the pattern with templates to print at  I enlarged the templates to make 12" blocks so that the finished quilt measures 41"x41".  Here's the full quilt:
Here's some detail shots:

Now, I did not put sashing in between my blocks, which means I had a lot of seams meeting together.
And yes, I quilted into those points.  Here's how:  I have a longarm machine that has a presser foot lever and a needle up button.  The foot was not going over all that fabric when approaching the corner, so I stopped, lifted the foot, moved the machine a bit, lowered the foot, and took one stitch with the needle up button.  Repeated the 'lift foot, move, lower foot, one stitch' sequence till I got to the center, then repeated the sequence to get back out.  Even though it took some time, it worked wonderfully!

And here's a picture of the back:
Even though this is a baby quilt, it's going in the guild show next month, then I'll hang it up in my quilt cave for awhile until something else fantastic replaces it!

Happy Quilting!



  1. You did a stunning job quilting!

  2. Beautiful quilting and thanks for the quilting tip.

  3. It looks wonderful! Really tempting me to give this a try some time.


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