Friday, February 17, 2012

sew & tell v3.19: scrappy fish quilt

Hi sew & tell-ers!  I have a fun treat of a guest today.  I met Leigh through my current Quilting Bee - Bee Tweet.  I was able to meet her in person last summer when I went to Utah.  She's a great friend and amazing quilter.  I hope you take a minute to check out her blog at Leedle Deedle Quilts.

Hi everyone! So I joined the Scrap Attack Quilt Along hosted by Rachel of Stitched in Color. Truthfully I had other ideas for my scrap quilt, and I still may try to execute those plans, but for now - this quilt turned out exactly how wanted it to.

I made it for my sister's new baby boy in colors that I thought my sister would love.

For the quilting I just did a curvy/straight line (is there a name for that?) with my new walking foot. I have a Brother sewing machine and I've never had good luck with the walking foot it came with. Kati had the same problem and started using a generic walking foot and had much better luck. I bought a new generic one and I'm happy to report that my straight quilting is the best I've ever done. If you've had trouble with straight line quilting, I'd look into getting a new/different walking foot.

You can see more about this quilt on my original post.

Thank you Leigh! I love orange and blue together for little boys! And this is such a fun modern design.

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8 crafty mcCrafters commented:

randi--i have to say said...

what a great quilt! i love the pretty colors and the fun layout. it reminds me of a ticker tape quilt!

diane said...

Thanks for the linky thingy! :) I love your blog. Just wanted to say that I understand what you're going through with the deployment; my ex-husband was a sailor in the Navy and my two little girls and I endured many 6-month deployments and frequent shorter stints. It was hard, especially all the time leading up to them! Through those trials I found out that I was strong and I could do anything I set my mind to do! I found that I could survive and do well, and you will too! I'll be cheering for you!

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Katy Cameron said...

Great baby boy quilt

Dee said...

What a fun quilt for a sweet lil' bundle of joy! The colors you've chosen make me smile!

leigh said...

thanks again friend :)

Kim said...

Super sweet quilt! What a lucky boy :o)

Seth, Cassie, Ruby & Lucy said...

How cute!!! I love the design and colors. What a cute blog amy! Love you and miss you.


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