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Moving It Forward

I had a pile of quilts basted and just waiting for me to quilt them. I had been waiting for inspiration to hit. Sometimes figuring out how to quilt a quilt leaves me stumped. Well, I was looking through my continuous line Pinterest board and it hit me. My owl quilt needed to be quilted with fireflies. DAH!

It was perfect! It went right along with the inspiration for the quilt, the book Sam and the Firefly. So I got busy quilting fireflies all over my quilt. You can see them better on the back.  Some of my fireflies are better than others but I’m pretty pleased with the effect.

 After my owls were quilted I started on my quilt using Big Sky fabrics. I can’t show you the front yet but here is the back. I quilted leaves and organic lines.  It has a lot more quilting that I usually do and took quite a while to complete but I love the results.

Now it’s your turn. Please share with me your progress. I love seeing how you are moving things along.

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  • Needled Mom says:

    I like those fireflies. Cute idea.

  • Quiltdivajulie says:

    Terrific idea for the quilting – congratulations on the progress.

  • Shasta Matova says:

    Fireflies are a great idea for quilting this quilt and you did a great job making them.

  • Tu-Na Quilts says:

    Very good idea to quilt fireflies. It's my day to post for the 12 Days of Christmas in July blog hop and I've made a couple of projects: this stocking that I've linked and the same post has a ring wreath to make with kids. Christmas is only 6 months away. It will still catch me by surprise. Thanks for the party.

  • Bonnie says:

    I sometimes have the same problem — what to quilt? It's some what easier for me because the long arm is computerized so I have a number of patterns to choose from. Or go online and get inundated with designs I can buy. Your fireflies are perfect especially since it is tied to Sam and the Fireflies book.

  • dq says:

    Fireflies were perfect! I too have a few tops basted for quilting waiting for inspiration. I am just too particular I suppose, but I want the quilting to enhance the quilt.

  • Goofin' Off Around the Block says:

    I love the firefly quilting. It is just perfect! Thanks for hosting Moving It Forward Monday! –Andrea

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