I come from a long line of sign writers and am happiest with a brush and some paint! Add
paint to fabric and I get really excited!!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Freehand quilting

This lovely little lap quilt (57 x 69) will keep some lucky person nice and toasty.
I can personally attest to its power to heat because I also sewed the binding on and while I hand sewed, the quilt lay across my lap and kept me plenty warm.
The backing is Fireside and is a breeze to quilt and allows for a lovely stitching pattern on the reverse.
I used thread colors to match the top and back and had fun with freehand quilting.

Tomorrow it will be delivered back to its talented piecer. 

This week I am linking up with The Needle and Thread Network.


  1. very pretty Jennifer..it must be warm!

  2. Looks great! I haven't come across this Fireside... warmth is needed in your area as the weather is a tad cold! Great freehand quilting Jennifer!

  3. Looks great Jennifer! Did you find it hard to quilt with the fleece on the back?

  4. Thanks, Marjorie! The fireside adds a lovely weight to quilts and on the lap size this quilter has pieced, it is just perfect for cuddling up in.