Happy Friday! I am so ready to put this week behind me…..it’s been a sick week at the Walters’ house and I am finally recovering from a nasty strep throat. I have to be the worst sick person, imagine a 2-year-old throwing a tantrum…..that would be me. Ugh, anyways, ready to get back to the quilting grindstone.
Even though I try to keep my blog posts focused on quilting, I can’t help but share some personal news…..our family has grown. I wasn’t planning it, but you never know what God has in store for you. That’s right……..we got a new dog!!
Cody is the cutest dog and he fits right in with this crazy bunch! What??? You want another picture of the cutie with the dog? That would be my youngest daughter, Hailey….
One of the quilts that I quilted for Quilt Market was for a super cool friend, Vanessa Christenson, the creative brain behind V and Co.
It’s one of her new quilt patterns, Handmade.
When I started quilting this quilt, I wasn’t entirely sure what to do. Actually the background was no problem, I could already see the large feathers wandering around in the gray fabric.
But when it came to what to quilt in the sewing machine…..I was stuck. Personally, I don’t usually quilt literal details on a quilt. What I mean is, I normally wouldn’t quilt exactly what you would find on a sewing machine. But I still wanted the quilting to be interesting. In the end, I decided to go with contrasting textures.
Basically, as I quilted the half-square triangle blocks, I alternated between straight lines and curved lines. I actually remembered to take some pictures in progress so you could see it.
I didn’t have a specific pattern in mind, I just quilted them randomly…..
I like to joke that machine quilting can be “zen”, but in this case it totally was. I just shut my mind off and let the designs flow. When it came off the machine, I was so happy with it! I love how the randomness of the quilting and the awesome texture that it adds to the quilt!
Vanessa was oh so kind to give me a copy of the pattern to giveaway! If you would like a chance to make your own Handmade quilt, leave a comment on this blog post saying hi!