Saturday, May 28, 2016

"New" Chinese Coins Quilt

I have been machine quilting my grandson's Chinese Coins quilt for the last week. I really enjoyed doing it and learned a lot in the process. This is the first quilt I have quilted on my Juki QVP sit-down, table-mount long arm machine. I previously had quilted a table runner and had tension troubles with that. The quilting on this quilt went much more smoothly. I'm actually anxious to get started on my next machine quilting project!

Some of my friends and I were trying to figure out how old this quilt top actually is. We decided it was finished more than ten years ago! It might even be closer to 15 years ago! That is why I put the "New" in quotes in the blog title. OLD UFO done--check!!!
The quilting shows up a little better in this photo. As you can see, I used a variegated thread. I even practiced using my straight ruler to make the straight lines in the small "coin" border. (Now, there was a BIG learning curve with that!) I used the sun as a quilting motif because I always used to sing "You Are My Sunshine" to Cade when he was little.

All in all, it turned out pretty good, and the most important thing is that this little guy REALLY liked it!

Here is Cade with his "old" quilt. It has been well loved and well used. (It used to be brown too. Notice the bottom of the quilt.)

I DO think it looks pretty good on MY couch, though. I may have to make another one. (Insert smiley face here!!!)



Lisa Greenbow said...

You will have to dig into those UFOs to find another quilt for yourself. ;) Cade does look quite happy. I can see why.

Robbie said...

I love seeing the old and new! Quite a nice job there!!! Quilting turned out great!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, he really did love the old one to death, didn't he? I hope this one lasts as well. Your quilting looks terrific, and very manly. =) If I know little boys, he still won't want to give up the old one, though.

Ольга Т. said...

Прекрасно. Стежка супер!