My first quilt post!
I love quilting. L.O.V.E I.T. I have been quilting for about 12 years, and I love that there is always something new to make, new fabric to find, new tecniques to master. Quilting is an endless possibility of color and patterns.
I LOVE it.
So, onto my first quilt posting.....Boise State!
My husband loves Boise State.
He loves it.
I'm normally a machine quilter, and have quilted all my quilts on my sewing machine for the past couple of years, which I love doing! I decided I would try out my longarm quilting skills on the rentable longarm at our local Janome dealer, because I couldn't bear to even think about all the time and effort (not to mention the workout) it would take to push this big quilt through my machine, and I wasn't sure how my machine would like the fabric I used for the back.
I decided to go for a loopy pattern through the blue background and swirly footballs in the orange squares. I have to say....I love it! Sorry, not the best picture up above....
I used a blue fleece on the back, which makes it nice and heavy and super cozy! The quilting looks really cool on the back, I think!
I have to say...I think that I was born to be a longarm quilter! Okay, my quilting wasn't perfect, but for my very first time, I don't think I did a horrible job! I had sOoOoO much fun quilting it, once I got the hang of it after the first row. Plus, it only took me four hours....compared to the four days it probably would have taken me on my sewing machine!
The only problem with quilting on a longarm in the middle of a busy store is that many older gentlemen who were in the store with their wives were coming up to me trying to talk about Boise State and how their season is going. I had to say, 'sorry! I'm just making the quilt! My husband is the football guru!' It was lots of fun to get some compliments, though!
I'm going to have to definitely go back and use that baby again! What I wouldn't give to have one of those beauties for myself. *sigh*
I used the same orange fabric for the binding which finishes the whole quilt off quite nicely, I think.
Anyway, I gave this to him for Christmas, and I think he really loves it. He's a snuggler by nature, and he's ALWAYS under it when he's hanging out at home. He even wraps it around himself and walks around in it!
The satisfaction of a gift well planned and well received!