Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Blissful Bea!

Bea (my new BabyLock Tiara) and I have been getting aquatinted!  It's been blissful!   This is a custom order full size quilt using Moda's Domestic Bliss.

Bea and I are hard at work on this full-size quilt! #babylock #tiara @babylocksewing
I managed to quilt this 85"x95" quilt without having to wrestle it! You know what I mean--the rolling, the shoving, the cursing-yourself-for-making-a-quilt-so-big moments we all have when you try to free motion on your home machine.  There is just so much room now! 

Quilting larger quilts is so much easier!   I used a floral motif from Angela Walters' book.  I won't lie, this design took a while to do all over this big quilt.  It's not difficult, just lots of bobbin changes!

Here's a peek at the backing.  This may be my all time favorite print for backing (from Anna Maria Horner's Loulouthi line)!  It's at least tied with an Ikea text print I'm pretty nuts about!

While I have a stitch regulator for the Tiara, I did not use it for this project.  I'm really comfortable with this design and I like to go super fast so I chanced it. :)  I'm pretty happy with how the stitches came out, especially the back!!!!  I had absolutely NO tension issues! Oh happy day!

Le sigh.  I seriously love the back!  It's making me want to quilt a whole cloth quilt using just that print! 

Started quilting this last night and I'm trying to decide if I like it or not #toripornottorip
I'm also using Bea to expand my FMQ horizons a bit.  I'm trying some new things out with this quilt--not quite sure if I should be experimenting on my Wonderland quilt, but oh well!  Bea will make it beautiful I'm sure. ha ha!

Rainbow Crossing quilt complete! Probably for my @etsy shop. #nofilter
Made this little mini version of a quilt I made last year.  I gave this one to my quilty friend Stephanie who lives just down the road from me.  She is about to move into her new house and I thought her new sewing room could use some decorating!

Back of Rainbow Crossing quilt
The backing on this one is pretty special too!  This is an IKEA print that Faith gave me a while back.  I've been hoarding it waiting for just the right project.

Whew!  I think I'm all caught up now!  I'm headed to Dallas tomorrow to visit my best friend who is 9 month preggo!  She's still disgustingly tiny though.  So unfair! 


bulabean said...

Nice! What an interesting machine! So, it's not a long arm, but a sit down? Nice quilting too!

Lisa said...

OMGosh, where can I even start...I am drooling and sighing over EACH and EVERY project you shared. Yay for you and Bea. You two are going to have a lot of fun together!!!

Pat Merkle said...

Oh, oh, oh, I WANT one! :) Sounds like it FMQ as good as promised! Enjoy!

Katy Cameron said...

They all look fabulous, perfect new toy!

Mrs Flying Blind... said...

Looking amazing x

Poppyprint said...

The floral quilting is just too perfect with the LouLouthi backing!!! Well done!

Jenelle said...

I really love that FMQing pattern. It looks beautiful on this quilt, almost like blooming peonies. :)

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Anonymous said...

So happy to hear you are loving it.

Tracey Jacobsen said...

look at you go! I'm so impressed! Beautiful! And I so want one of those machines!

contentncm said...

I have two requests. Can you set things up so I can get an email when you write a new post?
And, can you do a detailed review on the Tiara?
Thanks! Love your blog.
contentncm at yahoo dot com

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