Monday, January 16, 2017

Kite Flight: A Finished Quilt

Howdy y'all! I had hoped to have this one finished before the weekend, but basting with 3 crazy dogs in the house made for a difficult job. I eventually barricaded myself in my parents' bedroom and got it done in record time! Lol.

I did some simple straight line quilting and it was an absolute breeze on my new machine. There was plenty of space so things never got cramped and she stitched like a dream. I just need to get some FMQ under our belts and we'll feel like family, I'm sure of it. :)

I was going to take this one outside for a photoshoot, but it is a soggy, muddy mess outside in my neck of the woods. I just envisioned all that white being ruined and I couldn't muster the guts to take it outside. Lol. So of course, that meant no full length pictures (the closest I have are these from my last post) and not much natural light despite my best efforts. I can't wait for the longer, dryer days of summer!

I tossed this quilt in the washer shortly after pictures and did a gentle tumble dry and, guys, the texture is so soft and cuddly. It crinkled just right and I wanted to snuggle in it, it was so inviting! I'm sewing on the label tonight and hope to get it in the mail within the next couple of days.

Next up is wrapping up the quilting on my Alison Glass quilt! Yvonne over at Quilting Jetgirl is hosting a linky party for Alison Glass projects until the end of January, you should check it out!


  1. Yup I'm almost in the quilting stage.

  2. Your quilting is beautiful and really perfect for the quilt. I love all the bright solid colors. Hi Elvis!

  3. Oooh. So many lovely Konas! Did you use a jellyroll for this one? Isn't winter a pain in the butt for quilt photography? I can't stand taking pics when it's all brown and yuck outside. Not to mention the fact that short days don't leave a lot of time for photo shoots!

  4. Congrats on the finish. I love this pattern and the colours you used. Sounds like you and your new machine are getting along quite well.

  5. It is a lovely finish, Jennifer. I am sure once the weather improves you will take lovely pictures and share with us. The recipient is one lucky gal.