And finally, only a few days after the intended recipient of this quilt was born (a beautiful baby girl), the skull quilt is done!
I was hoping to finish it in February, but last week the screw attaching my walking foot decided to stop working. Thank goodness it was only the screw- until we solved the problem, I was worried I might have stripped the shank rather than the screw, and that sounded potentially expensive. Husband to the rescue, and all was right with the world. I spent large chunks of Saturday and Sunday at the machine, shoving this 60″x72″ quilt through my trusty Viking. My shoulders are FINALLY feeling better…
I got the bright purple binding 1/2way on in time to hand stitch it in front of the Oscars… and if the show had just been a little bit longer, I would have finished Sunday night… but I went to bed at the end of the show, and finished it after work on Monday…
I am SO happy with how it came out! I echo-quilted inside the skull, fairly close together. I love the texture it created. The eyes have squarish spirals and the nostrils are just outlined. I did one row of echo-quilting in the green, around the skull. Finally, using painters tape as a guide ( I got the idea from this Pin), I did simple, straight lines radiating out from the skull. (Thank you, Oneblockwonderwoman for the idea!) They could be a lot straighter, my stitch length could be a lot more even, but hey, it’s done!
Here’s a closeup.
What do you think? You can kind of see the purple binding in tis next shot.
(FYI, a closed down restaurant near your home where they’re ripping up the parking lot makes a great backdrop for an “edgy” quilt photo shoot.)
I can’t wait to get this quilt to the new baby! She’s already worn a onesie covered in skulls and crossbones, and a Dead Kennedys shirt- and her dad currently has hair that is nearly the same shade of green as the quilt! I think I got it right!
Here’s hoping you had some good finishes this time!