With my niece coming to college this week and her graduation gift from our family not quite finished, I have been quilting like crazy. Last week I posted that I had just finished the quilt top, this week I finished everything! I really hope that these colors and this style, fit her likings.
My good friend Lorna and some great coworkers/friends at the cotton shop helped me with my decision on how to quilt this beauty. To blend the brown in a little, I quilted 1 1/4" stripes through the brown chevron. The color of thread depended on the color of blocks. As you can see above I had already quilted a yellow stripe but was currently quilting a green stripe.
On the color blocks I quilted swirls with the darning foot. (I learned that I do not like using the round holed foot near as much as the open toed foot)
This rail fence quilt turned out to be a very easy design and I think the quilting was the perfect accent for this pattern.
Here is a picture of the back
And a few more with my little one all bundled up
I have done something this week besides quilting. Yesterday was my day to teach preschool and it went wonderfully. I had to get a huge nail taken out of my tire and I also have done a little home decorating. When we moved back from Kauai, my barstools got a little banged up. So, for 3 years I have been going to recover them. Finally yesterday I took the plunge and did it! Here they are, it matches the colors in my kitchen perfect.
Now today, I can't wait but I am going up to all the wonderful craft booths at Swiss Days, a local celebration that has the best craft fair.,