GiddyUp…

by Kate on October 28, 2009

The GiddyUp baby quilt has been finished and is off to be enjoyed by another new arrival.

Before we get to the finished product, I thought I would show you an important part of the quilting process – basting.

I learnt how to machine quilt at a class run by Deb Louie, apart from it being VERY comprehensive Deb, instilled the importance of basting and it is something I never rush.

The finished quilt top..

The pieced back..

And on another note…

The winner of the Blogtoberfest Giveway is: “Leonie Guld said…Its just to dam hard to choose!!! Ok, Ok, red…oh…green…oh…red…..Its RED!”

Congratulations Leonie, drop me a mail with your contact details and I will whip up a lovely little package for you. Thanks to everyone for playing along.

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1 Leonie Guld October 28, 2009 at 12:26 pm

I am so excited…i am nearly peeing my pants!!!!!! Thank you…thank you….thank you!!!

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2 Kirsty October 28, 2009 at 12:29 pm

It's absolutely GORGEOUS! I love this quilt…so much.

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3 Amy October 28, 2009 at 12:42 pm

Beautiful. (And basting is my least favorite part of all – I always rush it!)

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4 Mel October 28, 2009 at 12:52 pm

Well you just know I'd love to hear LOTS more about the importance of basting … and any other words of advice you may have gleaned from Deb (lord knows when I will manage to do one of her courses).

This quilt is just so super duper! Such an excellent combination of colours and fabrics but man oh man I LOVE those horses!

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5 Tania October 28, 2009 at 12:53 pm

Honestly, Mrs – how many of these lucky newborns do you know?!!!!

PS. Please send lucky Leonie her prize – before she pees her pants.

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6 Leslie October 28, 2009 at 1:46 pm

i 100% agree…basting makes or breaks the quilt…this quilt is so cute! love the quilting

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7 Heather October 28, 2009 at 2:47 pm

And to think… I use spray glue to baste??? I kid!! :)

It looks wonderful like always Kate!

Xo, Heather

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8 RED PEPPER QUILTS October 28, 2009 at 3:02 pm

Lucky lucky baby! Lovely quilt! I have to agree, it is all in the basting. Well maybe not quite ALL, but it sure is the foundation for nicely finished quilt! Your class was so worthwhile.

Rita

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9 Kate October 28, 2009 at 3:11 pm

I have a stack of that leaf fabric for backings, bought metres when it was on special one day.

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10 gret October 28, 2009 at 3:36 pm

Gorgeous job. I'd be interested to know if you or anyone else has ever tried this method?

http://alittleredribbon.blogspot.com/search?q=basting

I'm not sure what other method I'd use without a large hard surface?

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11 Kate October 28, 2009 at 3:49 pm

That quilt is just gorgeous. I've only ever made 2 quilts and I hated the basting part. I just couldn't get all the layers together without any wrinkles.

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12 sophie October 28, 2009 at 5:38 pm

I would just love to do a quilting course when I get some time. I love your quilts, they are always so beautiful!

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13 Cathy October 28, 2009 at 6:33 pm

Stunning quilt here Kate. I agree about the basting, it's worth taking time over. Do you iron yours? Congrats Leonie! xo

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14 comfortstitching October 28, 2009 at 7:08 pm

I feel I have to confess, I hate basting, I always rush it and never use enough pins!!!!!!

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15 Blueberry Park October 28, 2009 at 7:28 pm

Since I am still yet to find the time to venture into the world of quilting, this technical input is beyond me. One day…;-) However I am in awe yet again of your beautiful creation and simply love that leaf fabric backing x

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16 thornberry October 28, 2009 at 8:04 pm

Love it Kate – both the front and the back! Just divine.

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17 Quilts on Bastings October 28, 2009 at 9:34 pm

Lovely quilt Kate, well done! Thank goodness I never have to baste!

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18 randi October 29, 2009 at 12:41 am

This is a very pretty quilt! Great work!

I am just about to venture into straight-line stitching and I am feeling nervous about it. It seems like the fabric on the back will bunch up easier. We will see. I do notice that you use WAY more pins than I do. Maybe that is the secret! :)

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19 euphoria October 29, 2009 at 4:55 am

stunning! I love the quilting on it. Baby is very lucky to have this beautiful quilt!

I have to ask, how do you find the time to make all of these pretty quilts?!? I have 4 unfinished ones, 2 need quilting, one needs binding and the other I just started!

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20 Kerri October 29, 2009 at 5:44 am

it looks amazing, kate!! love it!!

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21 izzy inspired October 29, 2009 at 8:09 am

Your giddy up quilt is gorgeous!! What a lucky new arrival to have this to come home to!! I especially love the deep colors you chose….it gives the quilt such a happy feel!

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22 tea with lucy October 29, 2009 at 3:54 pm

What a stunning quilt. Such lovely fabrics.

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23 Jessi October 29, 2009 at 8:22 pm

that is something special! i am not a fan of too many patchwork quilts, however this is a beautiful piece of art!!!! x

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24 Katy October 31, 2009 at 2:06 am

I used to hate basting, but all of a sudden I suddenly starting enjoying it (strangely enough it happened when I stopped breaking my knee caps on the floor and started using the table)

I LOVE the giddy up quilt, it's perfect in it's simplicity, and leaves me just staring at all the lovely fabrics instead of concentrating on the blocks. Gorgeous!

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25 Aimee November 1, 2009 at 1:43 pm

Gorgeous quilt, Kate! Glad you took the class & loved it!

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26 lady bird November 3, 2009 at 12:46 pm

wow turned out great…still in love with that horse fabric!

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