This was my first "commissioned" quilt. I designed this with the help of a good friend who wanted me to make something for her son's "big boy" bed.
I used EQ to design and plan it out. The quilt is machine pieced and quilted. I did all of the piecing. Then we took it to someone I know who does machine quilting on a longarm machine, and she did all the quilting. It was completed in February, 2011.
Here is the label -- a fish that I hand appliqued on the back. (I chose not to show a close-up photo here to protect the privacy of my friend's name), which is on the label.
While making this quilt, I documented my progress with photographs. This is the first quilt that I have done that with. I currently have two other projects I am working on -- a hexagon quilt and a toddler size quilt for my son. I am doing photo documentation of those projects as well. I really like being able to view the photos and see the progress that is being made.
Here are some photos of the start-to-finish process of making this quilt. Enjoy!
|My EQ Print-Out of the Design|
|Construction of Sailboat Blocks|
|Cutting & Piecing the Sailboat Blocks|
|Organizing the Completed Sailboat Blocks|
|Laying Out the Blocks|
|With Sashing & Borders Attached|
|Close-up of Quilting Design|
|Quilting Design, as seen from the back|
|The Lucky Boy!|