Monday, November 13, 2017

Meadow {Quilting in Progress}

Despite the fact that this quilt doesn't have a deadline, I used my Friday off work to start the quilting on my Meadow Mystery quilt because I had already cut the batting for it and already knew how I wanted to quilt it!

I started at the center and was quickly able to complete the first block with meanders in the pink background and loops in the pansy print. 

Next came the four blocks with magenta piecing -- more loops in the pansy prints, curls in the dark teal, and squiggles in the magenta/background sections.

In moving from one section to the next, I was able to quilt a significant portion of the background section between the center piecing and the "diamond" of pansy print around the center blocks. This meant a lot fewer necessary thread breaks which is always good! I did the entire loop of green triangles with one pass! The next set of dark teal fabrics also has loops, curls, and wiggles in the pink diamonds.

The best part? The hardest part of the quilting is done! I always struggle with the center of a quilt, and now that it is done, it's easier to move the quilt and I have less fear of puckers, tucks, and pleats in my backing! Once I got done with the outer section of teal blocks, I went ahead and trimmed the quilt to eliminate some of the batting and backing bulk -- I trimmed it larger than I do when ready to bind, but enough to eliminate a lot of the excess bulk.

Oh, and check out this beautiful backing fabric!

Looking forward to sharing this finish later this week!

PS. I would really love your input on what kind of quilt along to host next year! There's a post on the Honey, Bunny, and Doll Facebook page!

Sharing at Main Crush Monday and Linky Tuesday!


  1. Wow, you made huge progress, Alison! If you keep that up, we'll be seeing a finished quilt from you soon. Congratulations for getting the center quilted. Trimming down the edges always makes me feel more confident when I move out; I worry about folding back the backing and other silliness if there is too much excess.

  2. Hi Alison,
    Isn't it fun to just know how you're going to quilt something, and then have the time to just sit down and do it?! I love it when it all comes together like that and you sure did a great job. ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. When a quilting plan pops in my head, I feel the need to start quilting right away too. I trim the excess off my quilts too, it just makes it easier to handle. Congrats on making so much good progress on your project! Thanks for sharing your quilt and quilting on Main Crush Monday!

  4. Looking good! You're right, getting the center quilted is a big relief: the hardest part is finished, hooray!

  5. The quilting looks great! You are making wonderful progress on it.

  6. A great way to spend your day off. Congrats on all the progress, that has to feel good.


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