Sunday, March 31, 2013

NewFO Projects - March Edition




I can see right now that the pace of NewFo's actually being completed is going to go by the wayside if this warm spring weather continues!  It's time for planting, weeding, pruning, and generally being outside every gorgeous minute we can!

I did manage to bring one NewFO to completion yesterday, this little baby quilt that will go in the donation pile at the upcoming Piecemakers guild meeting.

I had the urge to quilt feathers since it had been a couple months since I last practiced them.   A lot of fun, though it is amazing how a lack of practice slows one's progression around the borders!  I definitely need to keep working on making the continuous design more smooth.  Quilting was done with Aurifil 50 wt. white thread throughout and I pieced the batting from my stash of light-weight poly.  Here are a couple close up shots and one of the back, which I love as much as the front of this quilt!  The backing is a vintage print on a very fine fabric.  Very delicate and perfect for a little baby girl.  Luckily there are at least three more yards of this fabric in my stash for future projects!



Another sort-of NewFO for the year is the Tropical Sunrise quilt.  I actually had the top and back pieced nearly two years ago, but getting it out again this month and starting the FMQ it almost seems like a new project.  It's coming along slowly but surely.  A few issues with quilting the left-hand sides of the feather fronds.  I'm almost sure it's operator rather than machine problems, something about the reverse movement of the hands is causing the top thread to shred, most annoying.  Changing needles and rethreading the machine has not changed anything, and I'm able to quilt the other side totally without issues, so I'm pretty sure the problem is self-inflicted.  Anyway, here is the most recent photo of that project.

So, that's about it for March.  I'll be linking up with Smitty this month at the Cat Patches Linky Party, so head on over and check out all the other "March MewFO"  projects by clicking here.

Wishing everyone a beautiful Resurrection Sunday!




11 comments:

  1. That is such a beautiful quilt. I love the quilted feathers and the little flowers around the rabbits. Are you doing this with a regular sewing machine? Sorry if I asked this before, I am just so impressed.

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  2. That's a pretty little for the donation pile. Your feathers and the rest of your quilting look great to me! Looking forward to seeing that one in person. Thanks for linking up today.

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  3. I just love that little baby quilt! Your quilting is amazing - it will definitely be a treasure for many years to come!

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  4. Beautiful finish! Your feathers look good to me...fabulous really. I agree lack of practice does make for slowing going....but about a quarter of the way around it comes back. Enjoy your weather....we have rain.

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  5. What a sweet baby quilt! And gorgeous quilting. What do you see wrong with those feathers? They look flawless!

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  6. Awesome quilting!!! You did a perfect job.

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  7. Wow your quilting is beautiful ! Do you quilt on a domestic or long arm ?

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  8. That backing fabric *is* very sweet. :) Love how you've quilted this. The flowers in the sashing, the lines, and then the feathers - very nice!

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  9. This is an absolutely beautiful baby quilt! This is going to go to one lucky baby! Love all the feathers!

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  10. That's a very pretty charity quilt. Beautiful feathers!

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  11. Beautiful baby quilt, the quilting is gorgeous.

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