Only a crazy person like me would go out in 10 degree weather to photograph a quilt. As soon as I finished putting on the binding I headed outside. It was freezing and there is a thin layer of ice on the Mississippi River……perfect for a quilt picture!
Scrappy Trip Quilt on River Ice
This is a lap quilt made from 12 of the scrappy blocks. I just did a large loop free motion quilting and also some pebbling on the muslin blocks. The pebbling took me a little longer than I thought it would.
You can find the tutorial at Quiltville – Scrappy Trips Around the World and there is a Flickr Scrappy Trip Along group too.
Today (which was actually Tuesday) it was quiet down by the river….yesterday afternoon after the sun came out some of the ice broke up and it is neat to hear the noise the ice makes. The river is still open in the center and even when it does freeze solid this isn’t a river to go out on.
There is a big sandstone rock by the river and I laid the quilt on it. Don’t worry…..after I took all of these pictures I brought the quilt in and into the washer it went.
I pieced and quilted this on my vintage 15-91 Singer sewing machine.
It always feels so good to get down to the last corner of the quilting.
Here is a closeup of the quilting before I washed the quilt.
After washing and drying it, the quilt almost looks as old as some of the fabrics in it. The size after washing it is 32 x 44.
Between taking my dad to physical therapy and doctor visits I can’t believe I even got this quilted. More physical therapy today. I decided to make this quilt a lap size one for my Dad as he seems to get cold easier when sitting in his chair. Notice Bella is checking out the quilt…..she loves sitting with Dad. I just took this picture this morning….I finished the post last night but hadn’t taken a picture of dad using it and thought it would be fun to share that. The sun is shining this morning but it is cold!