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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

I'm seeing green & yellow...Quilt!

Here's a project that some friends from church and I have almost completed:

This is Diane's Green & Yellow Quilt because she's a University of Oregon fan (the mascot is a Duck)! I will create a label for it, and then we bind it.

I did the free-motion quilting on my domestic machine, using the motifs of flowers and leaves for about 104 blocks! It measures out to be an over-sized twin.

Free-motion motifs on the top of quilt
Since I don't have a large table that is level with my machine's sewing surface, I had to muscle it around and do the best I could. I found this to be an awesome opportunity to practice my free-motion skills, which I do enjoy. I think I'll concentrate on doing smaller projects on my machine in the future though. With a smaller project I can experiment more and use smaller fill patterns.
Free-motion quilting on the back
Since she is a duck fan, there had to be duck fabric. I searched and found this:
"Everything but the kitchen sink" fabric by Yuko Hasegawa for RJR Fabrics

The photo doesn't do it justice, but it's very cute and would make a darling quilt, place-mat, outfit, handbag, etc.

Being a University of Oregon fan myself, I'm just ducky on what's going to be a rather hot day for May in the Northwest. How about you?

Linking up with creative people like you at:

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced   AND  Sew Fresh Quilts


  1. Wow! Way to muscle it! Looks great...for a duk quilt. GO BEAVERS! :)

    1. I wish the photos were better, cuz you gotta love the GREEN & YELLOW!

  2. Your quilting looks great. I imagine it was difficult to muscle it through. I have only every quilted something so large with my machine in a cabinet to keep the surface even. It is well worth the investment.

  3. I'm envious, Jasmine! I would love to have a cabinet. I'll have to plan to buy one cuz I know that having that flat surface around the bed of the machine and needle makes the process so much easier and smooth. I did have to muscle this one, and constantly watch for areas where the excess fabric sandwich would get caught on some corner and inhibit movement. Yuck!

  4. Your quilting looks fantastic, Julie. I know it is a chore, but you persevered! What a beautiful finish!