Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The 80's called......

"The 80's called....and they want their quilt back."
{Quote from my friend Bonnie when she saw this quilt}

I'm currently working on a quilt from a pattern called Eclipse.
It's all done in batiks, and there are 20 different fabrics in this quilt.
Choosing 20 was challenging.
That's a heckuva lot of bolts.

I'm working on this one as a special request from my quilt shop, 
but I chose the fabrics, 
and I'm choosing the quilting style.

Here's how I'm quilting it:
I'm hoping it's going to give a really good mesh across the quilt and tame it a bit...

I'm about halfway through the first pass (takes 2 to make the pattern)
and so just for comparison, here's part that's quilted:
and here's part that's unquilted:

So what do you think? 
Is it headed in the right direction?


  1. Yes, it does look great...I like the quilting pattern!

  2. Wowza! It's pretty intense, but I still like it. The quilting is awesome too.

  3. I am trying to see if that blue and green fabric I gave you made it in this awesome quilt. It's hard to tell! Love the quilting pattern. You are so talented with the free motion foot (unlike your cousin-in-law...)