A cute little house quilt

This donation top is from Barbara Jean and I thought I would quilt it with the Halcyon pantograph while it’s on the machine but I changed my mind when I got it loaded, I was afraid the ric rac would get too messed up if I tried to quilt it from the back so instead I quilted flowers from the Pajama Quilter DVD. They have a kind of whimsy that suits the quilt I think.

I’m never that happy with my freehand quilting while I’m doing it but usually once I get the quilt off the machine I’m happier with it and by the time it’s bound and washed I’m usually very happy. This one’s going to be really cute when the binding is finished.

I’ve been wondering how much I’d be able to get done before heading out of town again next week and was thinking I might be able to get 6 – 10 tops quilted if I worked really hard.

This is #3 so 6 is definitely doable but I’m not so sure about 10 as I have some non quilting things to do including spending some time Monday with a couple new friends and getting outside a bit since we’re having such beautiful spring weather.

15 thoughts on “A cute little house quilt

  1. Moneik Stephens

    Love the whimsy PJ quilter flowers. I love the ones I did that way too. I wasn’t sure at first, but now that I’ve done them on a couple tablerunners, they are pretty cute.

  2. Brenda

    fun quilt! I just finished machine quilting a house quilt myself and I have some of that that b/w swirly fabric that’s on the roof in mine too!

  3. Sheree

    My comment is more of the same, but I love it so much, I had to comment on the fun whimsy. The person who gets this won’t be able to help but smile! Nice job Barbara Jean and Mary.
    Sheree

  4. Denise in PA

    What an adorable quilt! I think your quilting looks great. I too am usually not happy with my free motion from the front of the machine, but once you get it off it’s generally just fine (the galloping horse thing, you know!). I love Pajama Quilter’s ideas.

  5. Rose H

    Barbara Jean’s quilt is sooo cute and your quilting finished it off so perfectly. Reminds me of Freddie Moran’s quilts. The recipient of the quilt will be so happy to get the quilt. Thanks for sharing, Mary.

  6. Mary H

    That quilt is adorable! I love house quilts anyway-that one is great! Now I may have to add another quilt to do to my evergrowing list 🙂

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