Monday, March 30, 2009

A "Soft Safari"

Here is my finally-finished quilt for Tim and Nikki. It was on track for their wedding last September when cancer interrupted, and now they will have it before their seven-month anniversary, anyway!


It is a extra-large queen size, which was a bit of a bear for machine quilting, so I kept it simple and stiched in-the-ditch. I am glad that it is finished, and that I like the way it turned out. The pattern is called "Four Square" and is from the book Big 'n Easy: Supersized Quilts for Queen Beds by Judy Hopkins. I called it "Soft Safari" because of the safari theme that Nikki chose.
Hopefully Tim and Nikki will love it!

7 comments:

Nikki said...

WE LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks, Mum, for the beautiful wedding gift! You are amazing! :-)

Renee said...

It's lovely, Chris! I agree with Nikki -you are amazing!

Hugs,
Renee

Elsa said...

Gorgeous! There are elephants.

MagistraCarminum said...

Aww, thanks ladies!

Patti Hobbs said...

It's beautiful, Chris. So did you do the "stitch-in-the-ditch" by hand then? I've not ever tried to do anything bigger than a twin size on my sewing machine, but I have thought maybe I'd take one to be quilted if I made one bigger. I like the piecing, but I'd be hard pressed to get hand quilting done, I think.

MagistraCarminum said...

Thanks Patti- I did the stitching all on my machine. I used a walking foot, which helps feed the material through the top at the same speed as it feeds through the bottom, and that helps with this much thickness! I can never bear to spend the money on having someone else quilt it, and I like the thought that I've done it all. But I *do* need a break from BIG quilts for a while! :-)

Catherine said...

It's beautiful!