Friday, April 26, 2013

Les Amis - a Friday Finish!

Finally! a Finish!

Les Amis top
terrible picture, I know
I just had to do it.  This little baby quilt hasn't really been sitting for an extremely long time, but I recognized my familiar stalling techniques starting to pop up.   The most predominate is "I can't decide on how I want to quilt it".  On this quilt, I actually had more ideas than less and deciding was difficult.  But, when I sat down at the machine to get started with a practice sandwich, two of the motifs just weren't working out as nicely as I wanted.  I wasn't feeling the feathers.  So I opted for this flower design by Angela Walters (in her book and Craftsy class).

Les Amis close up

This design was fun!  And relatively fast.  I just love the texture it gives the quilt.  I love running my fingers over the little bumps.  I almost don't want to send it off to it's new home.

Quilt Stats:
  • Fabric - Les Amis by Patty Sloniger for Michael Miller
  • Size - 36 x 45
  • I used a double thickness of Hobbs Heirloom Wool Batting (love it, by the way).
  • Quilted with a creamish color of Sew Fine by Superior Threads, and Bottomline in the bobbin.
  • Backed with one of the larger prints of Les Amis
Les Amis back

As soon as I label and wash it, this quilt will be off to Prince Edward Island, Canada, where I'm told it is STILL cold.  Little Violette, it will be on it's way soon!

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  1. Love this! I have like this quilt from the start, and now with the flower quilting, I love it all the more. You did a great job, and what a wonderful gift.

  2. I love it! The quilting you did is perfect. Violette is a lucky little girl.

  3. great looking quilt love the quilting!

  4. It has turned out wonderfully Jen, congratulations. I am sure it will be much snuggled!

  5. It's so pretty, and I love the quilting!! NICE finish. :D Thanks for sharing it at TGIFF.

  6. Your flowers look perfect on this sweet baby quilt!! Great job!! I am sure it will be loved on for a very long time!!

  7. Sweet quilt:)
    Will be quilting some of her feathers from her feathers class in a bit:)

  8. Your quilting looks fabulous. Nice job.

  9. hoe pretty!! great finish! btw, i'm staying in maui another year, so if you make your way out here, let me know!!!

  10. Congrats on the finish! I think the flower design was the perfect choice for quilting. It goes really well with the fabrics :)

  11. You should come out of the closet...the quilting looks perfect!

  12. aweSOME finish! Can you direct me to a pattern for this quilt? Many thanks!

  13. What a positively sweet quilt. Good for you to keep yourself on track and finish it! I love the quilting pattern you chose.

  14. I'm so behind! It's gorgeous and looks so snuggly… This one has just been lovely to watch develop.


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