Bittersweet Needle and Thread

Bittersweet Needle and Thread

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Quilting Frame and Quilt


OMG!  What was I thinking?  Did I take measurement?  NO.  Did I consider the size of my living room?  NO.  Did I consider the weight of the frame just to move it?  NO.  Did I want it?  YES.  Do I like it?  YES, YES, YES!!!  I'm talking about my new quilting frame. 

Look at how much space the frame takes up, but I have the whole Duckling quilt on it and still have some (hum) room to move around in the living room.  My "area" is on the far side of the room and only encroach on my husbands side when I have to work on the the right side.  And... he doesn't seem to mind that its there.  Wow! 



This small quilt I made last year.  I only had small amounts of each of the fabrics and this is what I ended up with.  The colors go well together and I used a light purple for the back.


What I did differently was add some of the fabric to the binding and I really like it.


 I machine quilted this one, but I'm not very good at it.  I prefer hand quilting.


 This quilt is going to a 4 month old little girl.  Her mother is a Physical Therapist Assistant student that I have been working with on her first clinical affiliation at my facility, which is skilled therapy in a nursing home.  She's been with me for the whole month of January and tomorrow is her last day.  What a good therapist she will be.  Her patience, communication skills and knowledge base is very good.  I know our patients have enjoyed working with her and so have I.  Best wishes to her on her continued studies and next clinical experience.

Thanks for visiting


  1. Wow, that's an amazing looking quilting frame. Fits PERFECTLY in the room! So, nice of the hubby to share! I know you will enjoy it and make many beautiful quilts. Sweet baby quilt & I think the binding with different fabrics looks very nice. Your student will always remember you and your kindness!

  2. I'm so glad you have a new quilting frame! Looks like it's one with three rollers? Mine is homemade with three rollers, and it works great. I don't think (well, I know I couldn't) getting a quilt ready on the floor would be possible for me anymore, and a quilt goes up so quickly with frames like this. Your baby quilt is sweet and now you can whip out lots more!

  3. Oh, it's a beauty! What's her name? Having the frame right in the thick of things will surely net more quilting hours, don't you think? I love visiting my quilting friend, Lil Red Hen, if for no other reason, just to admire the quilt on her frames, and there's almost always one there. I love the addition of some of the fabric to the binding of your small nine-patch...icing on the cake!