Friday, April 6, 2007

Follow the yellow brick road...

Ping's quilt folded
A finished project!! I finally finished Ping's Yellow Brick Road Quilt. This was supposed to be her Christmas present, then it turned into her birthday present, and now it is her housewarming gift. We're helping her move into her new house (!!) tomorrow, so I finished it just in time.

The fabrics are from Amy Butler's Belle line, and I really do like them.

I quilted random patterns all over. I'm not sure if I'd ever do this again, because it took a ton of time and a ton of thread.

Back of Quilt
My favorite part of the quilt:

Ping's name on her quilt
I quilted Ping's Chinese name using Pink Chalk Studio's freezer paper technique. It doesn't show up very well because of the pattern of the fabric, but I like it anyway. Here is the original image.

I found out that I love machine quilting, but I absolutely hate squaring up quilts. I'm so bad at it! The sides never match up and I'm usually an inch off on one side as compared to the other. Any hints?

Ping's quilt on bench

6 comments:

Katie Jean said...

wow that turned out really great. I'm impressed by all the quilting! What a lucky recipient

Oiyi said...

That is so beautiful! It is a wonderful quilt.

Liz said...

That's lovely - the fabric are the quilting are fab!

Susan said...

I came over to see your ripple - great! and then decided to stay. This quilt is great! I love the kanji - great idea and one that I might rip-off er borrow from you some time.

meg said...

Yeah, I bet that this quilting took a lot of time -- it's great! I haven't graduated to this much detail yet....

Laurel H. said...

Beautiful YBR quilt! Did you enter this in the flickr Yellow Brick Road group? You should. Here's the link (you may have to copy and paste it): http://www.flickr.com/groups/1128890@N25/ If you do not have a flickr account, you may need to open one, but it's free.