Monday, August 27, 2012

A is for adorable

There's a young lady that's been saying she can't wait for her animal quilt. She is a real quilt lover and appreciates anything you give her. The family have a strong appreciation of all things hand made.
I'm going like the wind on this one to get it finished. The top is together and it's been spray basted with two wool battings to give a trapunto effect to the applique.
The wild and woolly yak's are my favourites I think.
I've been with my head down over the machine slowly stitching for days now. It's slow going to stay neat around the edges when one is free motion quilting. It's like colouring within the lines. There's no backing attached at this stage but I'm having no issues with fluff going down into the machine and I think that's because of the Supreme Slider I'm using on the bed of the machine.
The hardest animals to do were the unicorns, I really thought they needed to look magical. I found some fabric at the local quilt shop that had bling and now they look just right.
I'm on the home stretch with the stitching and then I need to cut away the bottom layer of batting, add some eyes to the animals and baste the backing on before free motion quilting can start. I'm hoping the finish this one before the end of next month so I can deliver it in person.

46 comments:

Rebecca said...

Ohhhh thats so neat looking!
Is it your design?
can you tell me the name of the pattern or fabric its made of...I have a very special young man in mind...

Silvana said...

Wow! Wonderful quilt! For me still is sunday, jajajaja!
:)

Dorothy said...

I agree, the Yak look great. Wonderful colours for the whole
Alphabet.

Mimi said...

Janet, what I can see is absolutely adorable. She is going to love this quilt.

Heather said...

Wow, what great looking quilting. Can't wait to see it finished.

Janet said...

It's going to be such a special quilt. I can't wait to see the effect of the trapunto. Your animals are WONDERFUL!!

Susan said...

A is for adorable and AMAZING! What a fantastic quilt!!!

Salley said...

Great technique details thankyou Janet. Fiddly work but it will be priceless when you see her face.

Carrie P. said...

Oh, it looks fabulous. I look forward to seeing your quilting.

julieQ said...

What a wonderful quilt! I have the pattern....wheels are turning here!

Marie said...

This is SO amazing. She will have a hard time closing her eyes when she's lying under this one - it is really adorable. What a lovely job you are doing Janet.

Donna~~ said...

You've done such a wonderful job selecting fabrics for each of the animals! Amazing and perfect for all of them I can see...and trapunto?! Wow! Someone's a lucky little lady!

Fiesta said...

It is wonderful Janet. It will be so loved.

Oops-Lah said...

This quilt will be well loved, no doubt. I can't wait to see it finished.

Lauren said...

I love this pattern but don't think I have the patience or the quilting skills to make it. Your fabric choices are wonderul and this is going to be a much loved quilt.

Raewyn said...

So lovely - the detail in the blocks is amazing. And your patience and skills are amazing too! How nice to know it will go to a home that will appreciate it.

Dora, the Quilter said...

What a fun quilt! I can think of a few adults who would love that one as well.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

That is going to be one lucky owner of the animal quilt Janet! It is looking beautiful.

Victoria said...

Amazine! What batting do you use?

Julia said...

That little lady is going to love this quilt so much...it's looking amazing Janet.
Julia ♥

Jessica said...

That is looking awesome Janet!

Patchwork and Play said...

That is a mammoth (!) job, Janet! And it is going to be a very special quilt! You have made the unicorns very special!

Fifi said...

you are sensational!!!!!!
awesome job

Rachaeldaisy said...

Adorable is right!!! Your fabric choices are all so spot on!!! It makes it twice the fun knowing its going to someone who will love it for the treasure it is!

Terry said...

What a gorgeous quilt! The yaks are cool, the unicorns are cool...all the animals are cool! You did a great job of finding the perfect fabric for each of them! :0)

Blog editor said...

Those yaks are gorgeous! Jill, Sydney

Sujata Shah said...

I love this quilt. With two layers of batting it's going to have quite a loft and the warmth!
Looking forward to seeing the final result.

Stephanie said...

The most adorable quilt I've seen in a long time. Your fabric choices are perfect. I think someone is going to not only give this quilt a big hug but you one as well.

Lori said...

What a sweet quilt!! It is so nice to know that all your hard work in this quilt will be appreciated and loved. Those yaks are the bomb!!! lol

Nic said...

It's looking great!

Ann Champion said...

This quilt is really darling! I love that you're doing trapunto. It will enhance the animals quite a bit I think?
So nice to know that this little treasure will be so appreciated. I know you'll get it done in time to hand deliver it. You'll get to see her reaction in person..how fun. :)

Cardygirl said...

Just fabulous!

Linda said...

Wow. This is going to look amazing. You've put so much detail into the animals, and now with elaborate quilting that includes trapunto... it's wonderful! I dare say your granddaughter will love it. And I hope she treats it well!

Julianne said...

That is such a fun quilt and so much work! Sounds like the little one receiving it will be very happy with it! Great job...

SewCalGal said...

So cute. What a wonderful heirloom quilt. Love it!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

It's looking so good!! super sweet!!

sewyouquilt2 said...

awesome looking quilt! the animals all look fab!

Thimbleanna said...

Looking good Janet! My favorite animals are the vultures -- 'cause who would ever think to put vultures on a quilt like that LOL???

Thimbleanna said...

I miss you Janet! I hope your quilting away and that everything is going well!

Dar said...

Your quilt is really coming to life. Love the choices of animals you used and your quilting looks great. I use the super slider when I use my DSM for quilting and like how it makes it easier to handle. You are doing marvelous dear!

Quiltdoodles said...

what a clever idea...the trapunto of the animals. This is going to be beautiful. I look forward to seeing it when you are finished. :-)

Penny J said...

I hope all is well - Just wanted to say I miss your post. God Bless
Penny

SewWhatsNew said...

Dear Janet,
I hope you are having so much fun in NZ that you cannot post. I miss your beautiful work. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Where are you? I check your post every day. Miss you much!

Anonymous said...

Come back Janet, I'm so missing reading about what you have been doing. Sally in Tas.

Annemart Berendse said...

Wow, that girl must be very happy to receive that quilt! And very rewarding to work on it. It is beautiful!