March 16, 2012

Modern Garden Arbor Oversized Lap Twin Quilt in Bright Colors and White

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Finished today!

Every person who saw this quilt in progress said, "It is so happy!"

Quilt Stats:
Fabric:  Moda Bella Solid White and Connecting Threads Brights
Batting:  Hobbs cotton/poly 80/20
Quilting:  Freehand meandering on my vintage 1896 Singer long-arm quilting machine.
Size:  58" x 76"
Pattern:  Garden Arbor by OliveTreePatterns on Etsy, used for resale by permission.
Value:  Happy!!

Linking to:

Crazy Mom Quilts


Missy Shay said...

I love the colors, that would brighten anybody's mood!

Nicole said...

Beautiful color choice! The white sashing really sets it off.

Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

What a lovely quilt! I like the lattice look with the white sashing!

Helen said...

So lovely. I saw one on a porch swing one time and every time I see this pattern again, I think of curling up on a couch and using it.

Shauna said...

It is happy! I love it!

Brenda said...

tell me more about your vintage Singer long arm. what was it designed to do originally? how did it come to live with you? how is it powered?

Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts said...

@ Brenda. You can read more about my experience with Mrs. Singer by clicking on the Label "Mrs.Singer" in the sidebar.

My 1896 Singer 31-15 is an industrial machine mounted on a quilting frame - voila, she became a quilting machine! We bought her off Craigslist in 2010, the year that my husband was unemployed, with the thought that I could earn some extra money with her. She had already been retrofitted to be a long-arm quilting machine before we purchased her and has many miles on her as a quilting machine.

She is electric and has a gizmo attached to the side that regulates how fast she stitches. It is not a stitch regulator like today's machines which speed up and slow down depending on how fast you move them; but it does regulate speed in the sense that when I press the stitch handle, she stitches at a consistent rate no matter how fast I move her.

I Love Her! She has opened wide the world of quilting to me because I cannot afford to have someone else quilt the large quilts I make.


Caroline said...

Wow, I love this! The colors are so brilliant, and made more vibrant by the simple white sashing. Good job! :)

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

Gorgeous! I've never seen a quilt with this pattern before. Thanks for sharing at HAndmade Tuesdays!

Mavi. said...

Que bonito, que colorido, me gusta.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Beautiful quilt and very HAPPY! I'm off to read about your vintage Singer! I do all my sewing on a 15-91 Singer.

Sue Daurio said...

Just a wonderful quilt!!

Tree Service New York said...

A vast array of colors, very.. tranquil? Is the word that comes to mind. That is; after happy. Hahaha, god bless and good luck. Lovely quilt!

-Carlos Hernandez