Mississippi River Mud Quilt

Mississippi River Mud Quilt

Mississippi River Mud Quilt

Mississippi River Mud Quilt

This is another batik quilt, wow 2 big quilts this month! I decided to call it Mississippi River Mud.

The brown batik was something I bought about a year ago and didn’t care for it at all. When it was mixed with the other fabrics I really like the way it turned out.

Mississippi River Mud Quilt

I really do quilt my big quilts on a domestic sewing machine. I use my 15-91 Singer that was built in 1951. I have another sewing machine behind it that helps support the weight.

Mississippi River Mud Quilt

I used Bottom Line thread in the bobbin and Essential thread from Connecting Threads on top. The combination worked just fine. I basically work with the threads I have on hand. The batting is Warm & Natural and I used muslin for the back.

Mississippi River Mud Quilt

I used the Easy to Sew Quilt Pattern designed by Marcia’s Crafty Sewing & Quilting. It was a fun quilt to make.

Mississippi River Mud Quilt

I used one of the same batik prints for the border as I had used in my Intertwined by the River quilt. I’ll have to get a picture of it on our king size bed. Builder Bob really likes this quilt……..even with the yellow in it!

Mississippi River Mud Quilt

Some people stay home and quilt……….
Mississippi River Mud Quilt
other people go fishing……

Mississippi River Mud Quilt

and away they go!

Mississippi River Mud Quilt

So while they were boating I used their tree again as a prop for my quilt!

I’m glad I took these pictures a couple days ago as our weather changed and it was 50 degrees and raining today. We really needed the rain. My internet was also on the blink most of the day.

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37 Comments

  1. Love the colours together! I can't imagine using a regular 'modern' machine to make something that big let alone something from 1951. I'm in awe. Thanks so much for sharing at Etcetorize this week!

  2. Indeed, Mississippi Mud is a great name for that quilt!
    One of the things I love most about my vintage Necchis and Singer 15-89 and 15-91 is that they are so accommodating to whatever threads I feed them! I've been able to use threads that I had come close to throwing out!

  3. It's a beautiful quilt, I love how well the colors compliment each other. The yellow really stands out and looks great!

  4. Who knew I could love mud? LOL, seriously, again a beautiful quilt!The neighbors are So accommodating! Inquiring minds…you set up 2 machines back to back to support the quilt as you are quilting?

  5. Gorgeous batik quilt. Love the earthy colors. How do you get do much sewing done? You either don't sleep or you are speedy Gonzales? Weather has been quite pleasant in Charlotte, NC. Usually we would be facing 90 degrees by now. We do need some rain though as I am having to water my flowers daily.

  6. You are are amazing, Connie. You make "mud" look great! lol. Just kidding about the mud… nifty title. The colors really work in this quilt. It was fun to see it displayed outdoors.

  7. It´s a wonderful work. Amazing the batiks and the colors!
    Congratulations!
    Cariños desde Argentina
    🙂

  8. Beautiful quilt Connie. Silly me I wondered why it had been so long since you posted anything, since I didn't see anything from you on my dashboard. Well I thought I was a follower and I guess I never actually joined, so no wonder I hadn't seen anything in a long time. Okay now I am following officially and will have to catch up with you and what you have been working on.

  9. Ya know, by itself, I don't care for that brown either…and I don't think I've ever even BOUGHT a piece of brown, but daggum if it doesn't WORK there! MS Mud is perfect! It's really beautiful & striking just the way it is!! (as is your photo location)

  10. I appreciate all the facts/details you put in about your quilt – ie thread, pattern, etc. I wish I could quilt like this on my domestic. Thanks for the inspiration to keep trying.

  11. Oh ya that brown looks incredible with those colors. Another great quilt and the name is just so perfect. Again I see all those colors in the background of your picture. Just beautiful.

  12. Love the colors and the brown was perfect. I really like the name too! Thanks for the link to the pattern… I see this one in my near future!!!!

  13. I love that you still sew on your 1951 machine! They don't make 'em like they used to, that's for sure! Both my mother's and my grandmother's machines from the 50s are still going strong too. Love the batiks and colors.

  14. You should do a post on FMQ on an older machine. I have my grandmother's old treadle machine which is very similar to yours, made about the same time. I can't imagine using it. I have enough trouble with my other 2 Singer machines (1970 model and 1995 model) and I'm thinking about a 4th just to do FMQ because I can't get the tension to behave on the 2 I have!

  15. This is a great quilt, I took a look at the pattern, just may order it. Hard to figure out the block.

  16. Great job! I have that same machine that I picked up at a thrift shop but I have not used it to FMQ… I should try it… I use my bernina which has a pretty small opening.

  17. I really don't know how you manage to quilt big quilts on your normal machine -well done you! Lovely quilt too and so much more fun than fishing!

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