Sunday, March 28, 2010

Quilting Block

This little cot quilt top was finished a few of weeks ago for a work colleague who was expecting a baby & I've come to a real halt with fear of ruining it. I need to quilt this quickly as the baby has arrived. I've never machine quilted before & really don't want to make a mess of it!

How do I go about this......which would be easier for an inexperienced machine user, should I do grids on the centre panel or would free motion like vermicelli look better around the applique lamb? Any advice would be gratefully received, thank you.


Judy Ellsworth said...

To quilt it quickly and attractively, I would do grids on the gingham - you wouldn't need to mark it. Definitely curly-wooly shapes on the lamb.

Carrie said...

love this and what a great pressie. You have been doing some amazing work lately. I would definitely go with the vermicilli on the sheep and grids on the gingham - take a deep breath and just go for it.

Gypsy Purple said...

I wish you a happy and blessed Easter!!xxx Gypsy Purple

Janet said...

If your quick at stippling, it would go fast. I like both ideas. If you're not confideent, go grid with the walking foot. It's cute, I still haven't finished the one for my Gs and he's 6 months old, lol.

Valentina said...

I know I am late for any advice, but hopefully not too late for support! I know that whatever you do will be appreciated as the quilt is already so very very lovely!
But if you haven't done anything yet, may I suggest button stitching all over the quilt for a puckered look?
Maybe for another time.
I hope you let us see how it turned out!