I made this quilt for my sister-in-law. *Confession* I have actually been working on it for a few years….. While I was working on it I told myself it was a Christmas present, then a birthday present, then Christmas again. Finally I couldn’t take it anymore. My SIL’s birthday is in April and this year I got it SO close to being done I just couldn’t wait anymore! I had to give it to her! When I gave it to her on her birthday it still wasn’t quite done – just needed to be quilted and bound….
Yesterday I finally gave her the completed quilt! Feels so good to be done with it! It took me awhile to finish because the quilting design I chose was challenging. I felt so bad giving it to her late that I had to get a jump start on the next quilt I am giving as a gift. So I was a few months behind on the last one, BUT I am a few months ahead on the next one! (I may even get the blog post done early too – wowza!)
My SIL love peacocks and her whole house is shades of blue, grey, green, and brown. I think this quilt turned out so well! I was most nervous to choose a binding fabric – but I think I chose wisely! It really ties the whole thing together! Of course I had to take it out for a photo shoot before it could go home with its rightful owner.
Estelle, my Bernina Record 830, and I quilted it using a modified stippling technique. I made squares and boxes instead of loops and hoops to meander around on the whole quilt top. This was a new method for me – and I love how it turned out!
Thanks for visiting!
~Elise and Emerald