Saturday, August 06, 2011

Apple Blossom Fairy Quilt

Crossed another quilt off the UFO list this week! I've had this top home for a few months now, it was a shop sample for over a year and finally sold all the panels that went with it. I loved it as a top, but was really conflicted about quilting it. I really did not want to outline all the detailing, but find it really hard to quilt through faces on quilts. Especially when they are as sweet as these are.
It just doesn't seem right to sew through such darling little faces, does it? Last week I basted it, though, fully intending to overall quilt through the whole thing. Chose a nice peach colored thread that wouldn't be too obvious and told myself it would be just fine, like a piece of art with brush strokes. Up until the moment I started I really wasn't going to outline. But then I took one more look at that precious baby and had to do it. Outlined the entire center panel. It really wasn't that bad, and I love the way it looks. Except for the sky. I might have to load some blue thread on and do clouds or something.
But at least for now, it's done, and I've even listed it for sale in my Etsy shop! So if you are looking for some darling Apple Blossom Fairies, they are available right now...


Mruna Mistry said...

Its gorgeous! I love the outlined figures!

rooee said...

i have a ufo with this fabric too! love what you have done with yours. :)