Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Baby Batik 9-Patch Part 3 (of 3)

Last installment of the free-motion quilting on my batik 9-patch baby quilt:

I was excited about this one because I work with mussels!

"Mussel Shell"

Hey, I didn't come up with the name :) I guess I can see the bananas now...

"Swirling Bananas"

"Etch 'n' Sketch"

On the border I just did a random, attached-to-each-other swirls pattern, let's call it my own creation and forget that many quilters probably have done something very similar...

And what does the whole quilt look like?



I left the 9-patches entirely unquilted, partly because I was utterly done quilting this quilt, and partly because I wanted it to be a little bit fluffy and soft and not just stiff!

Seeing that I'm currently stippling a quilt (though not allover :), I guess I haven't branched out too far yet. If I have a quilt whose layout lends itself to some of these filler designs, I'll definitely experiment some more! How about "stomach lining" all over a quilt, starting in the middle??? Haha, maybe if I rename it ;)


Nanci said...

Oh I love what you did! I am going to move on from the simple stippling that I am currently addicted to doing. I just love the look so haven't done too many different patterns in free motion.
The quilt is great and the plaid at the back sets it off.
Excellent stuff here as usual.

Crispy said...

That one should have been called Sliced Bananas LOL.


Leslie said...

every one of these patterns is amazing! fantastic!

Anne at Film and Thread said...

That looks fantastic. I love that you left the 9-patches unquilted to keep it softer and it also helps the quilted blocks really stand out. You did a great job!

Shasta said...

This is beautiful. Congratulations on a great finish.

Anonymous said...

I looks fantastic!