Monday, April 3, 2017

Spring Quilting

Happy Monday quilting friends!  Spring is finally here in Podunk.  The flowers are starting to peek through the mulch and the veggie garden is well under way.  With so much going on outside it's inspired me to dig through my needs to be quilted pile of UFO's.  This pink and yellow Irish Chain quilt that I call Strawberry Lemonade looked like the perfect spring project. 


A quick dig through the stash for a backing left me in a pickle.  The stash of backing fabrics are getting low.  All that's left is dark colors.  What the heck...a scrappy quilt needs a scrappy backing.  Four pieces of pink yardage were sewn together to make the backing.   Now she's loaded and ready to go.


As usual I'm putting feathers in the open areas, whats a quilt without feathers, right?  The plan was to do mostly free motion quilting because it's much quicker than ruler work.  However the center of the feather work is made with a ruler.  The feathers aren't as uniform as I'd like but they are staying put and we'll just say it gives the quilt character. HAHA!  


If you'd like to make a scrappy Irish Chain quilt you can find my quicky tutorial here.  Some quilt making knowledge is required.

~ Lea Anne ~

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23 comments:

Ramona said...

Wow! What a gorgeous feather. You've picked a great quilt for your spring quilting session. I have yet to make an Irish Chain, but have always loved the design.

Yanicka said...

Your feathers are great!! What a very spring"y" quilt :)

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Beautiful quilting!!! Love that quilt.

Vicki in MN said...

Oh this is gonna be stunning, can't wait for the final viewing! I never thought of that particular feather design with the curve square as the middle-gotta save that for later!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

That is really pretty, I like the quilting you are doing!

Bonnie said...

Your feathers look perfect to me. Keep quilting away. And, what a concept, a backing stash. Now, I must emulate you on that!

Missy Shay said...

The quilting makes it perfect!

Val's Creative Life said...

I always love the transformation quilting does to a quilt. Yours is coming along beautifully!!

maggie fellow said...

the quilting is yummy - how long have you been free motion quilting?

dq said...

Your quilting is so beautiful!

margaret said...

a lovely quilt and those feathers look pretty perfect to me. I tend to use duvet covers for backings have 5 waiting to be sandwiched together but I hate doing it so keep putting it off.

Unknown said...

Love the quilt. Love the feathers. BUT. . . I ESPECIALLY love what you have done with the chain, stitching in every other square! What a lovely pattern that makes! (lynnstck[at]yahoo.com)

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

I loved this quilt when you first shared it, and I'm so happy you are now quilting it. Those feathers are fantastic and look wonderful in the yellow spaces. Your quilting is beautifully bringing this quilt to life!

the momma said...

This is looking fabulous!! I can't wait to see it all quilted :-)

Jayne said...

Pink and yellow...what a beautiful combination! Your quilting is amazing!

donna said...

I think your feathers are perfect. Wow!!
Hugs
donna

Janice Holton said...

How in the world do you get uniform feathers in space shaped like that???? Man, you have high expectations! :D I think your feathers are GORGEOUS!

barbara woods said...

I am going to have to practice feathers! Hugs sweetie

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Strawberry Lemonade is going to be gorgeous! Your quilting is beautiful--love the feathers!!

Helen L said...

If I did feathers that looked nearly as good as yours I'd be dancing an Irish jig (get it, you have an Irish Chain quilt on?) LOL. That is going to be one gorgeous quilt when you're done with it!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

Kate said...

The quilting looks wonderful. Enjoy your spring sewing, you definitely picked a pretty quilt to get started.

Susan said...

Strawberry Lemonade is so pretty! Love your quilting choices - simple but effective on this charming quilt. Thank you so much for sharing it on Midweek Makers!

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