Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Quilting for Little Girls

Just finished up two more "girly" quilts for a new customer's granddaughters. Can you believe these are her first two quilts? She should enter a "My First Quilt" competition. Both are from the same pattern, made with very charming Moda floral fabrics. And both have scalloped edges! I never tried a scalloped edge until I had been quilting for more than twenty-five years.

I would advise anyone contemplating a scalloped edge to mark the scallops prior to quilting, but cut them after. It was a little hard to baste down those curvy edges.




On the next quilt, I remembered that I have basting spray, so I used that to hold down the scalloped edges. This worked great- much less fullness and rippling to tame.

I also thought it would be helpful to put a design that followed the curve around the outer border, so I did a quick informal feather.


The rest is all swirls, flowers, leaves, and hearts. My favorite kind of quilting again!



5 comments:

Vicki W said...

They are really cute quilts!

Michelle said...

You really have been "all things quilty" lately! Very beautiful quilts ... lucky babies!

Judy S. said...

Nice quilting, Jeanne. I like the fabric and the scolloped border!

Michell said...

wow,amazing quilts ...
I like the fabrics and the colors...

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Kathleen McKenna Murphy said...

I love the whimsical quilting...perfect for those quilts. She did a beautiful job with fabrics and piecing.