Friday, December 12, 2014

The Hildy

She’s finished! One down, two to go! I was able to send this quilt off to her new home this week, well almost home, she is a Christmas gift. She needs to make a stop for wrapping and inspection first. I hope she passes! This quilt was featured on Richard and Tanya's Link a Friday Finish!!

I did free motion quilting throughout using three different patterns, one for each section of the quilt. Tiny loopy loos for the white background, Moda Bella White.

Meandering in the sky because it sometimes reminds me of poufy clouds! Meandering is not my favorite fmq pattern, but it works here.

And swirls with great big flowers for the grass. Love!

The plaid binding fabric is by Denyse Schmidt, it was so perfect for this quilt. The oat colored backing is from Marmalade by Bonnie and Camille and was just the thing to pull it all together and was selected by her new owners along. Wouldn't you know I ended up with an adjoining piece of binding right at the corner, agh! At least it was only one corner on this quilt. I've had quilts where every corner was tricky because of the extra fabric. Maybe I should roughly lay out the binding before I start attaching to prevent that problem in the future?! I say with a chuckle, I’ll never learn!

A final head shot! The eyes are always tricky on this quilt but I think I've gotten it down. Basically 2 white jelly beans layered with 2 smaller brown jelly beans. Instead of free motion quilting them in place this time like with the Jake quilt I slowly did a straight stitch around the outside of the white and black in coordinating thread.

Link Parti's 

Take a look at the link parti's I get down with here or by clicking on the Linki Parti's link above. Linking up to Richard and Tanya Quilt Show off Saturday Quilt Story i have to say Sew Fresh Quilts and Whoop Whoop Friday 


  1. Very cute! LOVE the quilting! Great finish.

  2. This is so cute :) I'm guessing it's going to a young girl? She will LOVE it. :D

  3. This is just way too cute. Sure to be loved wherever it goes.

  4. Such a cute and cuddly finish! The quilting is incredible and such a compliment to that sweet design. What a great gift!

  5. How fun!! You did a great job with the quilting, too! Whoop whoop!!

  6. What a fun quilt! Love the dog and your quilting.
    Love from Amsterdam

  7. So cute! I do a rough layout of my binding before I start attaching it, and I STILL end up with joined pieces at corners often!