Friday, February 8, 2013

Free-Motion Quilting - Purple Baby Trip quilt

One of my Getting It Done goals for February is to quilt and bind the Purple Baby Trip quilt. 
This has been a fun quilt to make.  

So far, I have quilted the interior of the quilt.  But now I’m stuck!  I can’t seem to figure out how I want to quilt the border area.  I had started making some swirls but when the thread broke I stopped and picked out the stitches.  Back to the drawing board!   I have eliminated some of the fancier designs I have considered because I want to keep the borders the same density of stitching as the interior. 

I welcome any suggestions as to how I should quilt the borders.

I’m linked up with FMQ Fridays over at the Free Motion Quilting Project.


  1. Leah Day taught a free motion design she used in the sashing of the quilt she was teaching on last year. It involved shapes not too different from the one you used, but with echoes. She showed it plain, and also filled with other designs. She called it Flowing Lines on October 3, 2012.

    It would work very well with your quilt and you could make it any density with a little thinking about it. You already can make the shape. It would be worth a try.

    1. Stella, Thanks for your suggestions. I'll check out Leah's design and see if it will work for this quilt.

  2. I like the design you chose - simple, but flattering to the blocks. Not sure about the border. I used one of Leah's patterns called Beaded Curtain on the border of my daughter's quilt. I think it would coordinate nicely with what you've done so far and add interest to the border.

    Can't wait to see what you do!


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