29 December 2008

quilting it






















Backing arrived in the mail for this quilt. Sometimes it's kind of scary to start the quilting part. Nice corners that match, well ironed quilttop... Inspired by lauren I decided to do a bit of freemotion straight stitch quilting. She does the most beautiful leaves shapes. I made a bit simpler wavy lines. Pretty happy with the result!!!

And how can I not be happy with these fresh colors and Heather Ross' whimsical designs? The backing is the gigant octopi - love it!


Venus - the quilt inspector is testing it. She's thinking about the new year coming up, maybe dreaming of next summer...

Wish you all a peacefull New Year celebration ...
; )



11 comments:

Lauren said...

I love it! I think you did a fabulous job quilting this, (thought I might be a little biased) and I LOOOVE the quilt top! I have been wanting to make something similar to this for a while now! I love your quilts and your blog!

BUMBLE BEANS said...

That darn cat. How cute.
Happy Holidays!!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

what a fun quilt - you did a great job with the quilting. kitty is soooo cute.

Sharon said...

I love your "straight"-line quilting! I may have to "borrow" that!

And Venus is a very pretty kitty - what a charmer.

Happy New Year!

jacquie said...

turned out sooo great! the quilting almost echoes seaweed...how it floats in those wavy lines. beautiful!!!

YankeeQuilter said...

Really like the colors in this quilt. Isn't it amazing how quickly cats adopt the new quilts...like we only make quilts for them!

Christine said...

Hello. This is my first visit to your blog and I love it. All your projects are delightful and I love your two quilt inspectors. (I have a couple myself!)
I have added you to my favourites and will be back to see your lovely work again.
Happy New Year.

Christine

Exuberant Color said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. I hadn't been to your yet. I love all of your quilts. You have good contrast and good fabric and color choices. I will be back to see you again.

Janice said...

Happy New Year Marit - your quilt and your quilting are beautiful. They are very lovely colours and fabrics.

Helen said...

Hi Marit

I found your blog through the comment you left on Janice's blog. She is my quilting buddy. I live in New Zealand too. I love your quilt, such bright and fresh colours, especially at winter time as you are having..

Twila Grace said...

I very much like the wavy lines. Lovely quilt!