Thursday 29 January 2015

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 29 - A Third Pink Cot Quilt

My first finish of the year!

It doesn't look much different from the first or the second pink cot quilts - all those little scraps seem to be going on for ever.

Doing the swirly quilting wasn't particularly enjoyable because it was a job to see where I was going with all the busy prints, but once I had finished I was pleased with the result. 

The strawberry binding is similar to that on the second pink cot quilt , but these strawberries are bigger and pinker.

And here is the back.  I love this shade of raspberry pink.  Shame about the irregularities in the size of the quilting just below the centre, but no self-respecting baby is going to care.

This evening I made the sandwich and now have another cot quilt ready for quilting - but this time I have launched into a completely different range of colours.  For the moment I am all pinked out.

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Here goes for week 29...

Many thanks to  DoraMaartje, Quilt Musings JudyHilary, LeeAnna, Quilting Reader's Garden,  and Shannyn for linking up last time.  

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  1. I like your pink quilt--alternating the longer strips with the squares is very effective as well as using up smaller pieces. Filing it away for future use.
    I'm still finding other things that need to be done before FMQ--will get back to it.

  2. Is there such a thing as Too Much Pink?? LOL I think not. Looks great!!!

  3. Hey Muv - I think I know you from the QB. Very cute cot quilt- I love the swirly circle quilting you did!

    1. Hello Lara, Yes, I'm one and the same. Thanks for visiting!

  4. Muv, your cot quilt looks gorgeous. I can imagine how challenging it would be to see where you were going! Getting ready to use a similar fmq stitch in the top border on a quilt for my coming grand-baby. Using it for stylistic ocean waves (Mark refers to them as Oriental waves.)

    1. Thank you Linda! When I was doing the swirls I thought they would look best on blue as waves. I'm really looking forward to seeing the quilt for your grand-daughter... not long now!



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