Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sayonara Alphabet Quilt

The alpahabet quilt is DONE!!!!
I am very relieved and happy.
At the same time I'm rather SAD....
Because it means soon enough I'll have to part with it,
As it's going to Australia.. :(

Sofea 'helping' me during the photoshoot..

I used tutorials provided here to help me with the alphabet quilt. I would first choose a pattern, watch the video provided in the tutorial, then draw the pattern on a piece of paper before attempting it on the quilt. It was quite tough and I had stiff neck from all those long hours of sitting in one position, but in the end I think it was all worth it and I definitely am more confident to use free motion quilting in the future.    

Since I had 26 alphabet blocks plus 4 corner blocks to quilt, I was able to use different filler designs for the quilting. This allowed me to practice different designs and I find curves and circles easier to manage than squares and triangles when using free motion quilting. It also helps if you are not bare-handed when quilting, using gloves helps a lot - though leading to excessive sweating *sigh*

I am infatuated by the texture the quilting creates on the back of the quilt. I also love how the rainbow colours of the binding stands out to the contrasting white.  
What do you think of the Alphabet Quilt??

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9 comments:

d u r a said...

love it..love it..love it!

i pun ada 1 alphabet quilt to do.
maybe boleh 'curi' your idea on the different filler designs :)

BoeyJoey said...

I think it's fabulous! Wow... that's a lot of work involved, but totlly worth it! I'm like you too; love how the rainbow binding stands out to the white!

MamaDaniel said...

chanteqqqqqq sangatttt.....!
cik sue, tunjuk la gambar close up quilting tu.. (kalo blom bertolak ke Australia la..) saya x pernah try free motion quilting nih.. tq...

Hobby Mummy said...

Sue...absolutely love how you put this quilt together. It is so stunning.

The free motion quilting is awesome! ...

Makes me want a new sewing maching. I really want a machine that will let me machine quilt :))

My Botang said...

dura - thx! bukan idea I pun.. I pun mix and match ikut sedap jek..

BoeyJoey - Thanks for your kind words, I think it would have been completed sooner if I was more focussed.

MamaDaniel - the quilt is still with me, need to attach label, will snap close-up pics soon.

Hobby Mummy - Thanks!! my husband helped in cutting the alphabet templates and matching the fabric. I used to quilt with my old Singer before investing in my new machine.. memang worth every yen :D

Zura said...

absolutely stunning quilt! cantik sangat sue, I wish I have the courage to attempt a project of this scale...

Nuno Lady said...

wohoooo... big clap dear sue... cantikkkk!!
I am impressed with the size!!! as big as sofea.. (infact it is biggerr).. must be a worth outcome for sure for every detail quilt!!

My Botang said...

Zura - I'm confident in your ability, I'm sure you'll come up with something fab if you put your heart into it.. All the best!! cant wait to see what you create next.

Fit - thank you..thank you.. I love making items for my friends and their kids, the projects become more meaningful and very personal for me.. Just thinking that this quilt will be part of Matt's (my college friend's lil boy) childhood makes me all warm and fuzzy inside..

eisha said...

cantik.. boleh tempah ke? berapa rm?

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