Quilt: March 2019 – Mom Quilt

My mom requested a wall quilt for decoration in late 2018. I worked on the design in early 2019, and then I pieced and quilted it in March of 2019. She looked through some of my designs (both of completed quilts and private designs), and picked a design she liked. She didn’t like the original colors of the design, so together we tweaked the colors to find something she liked.

My original plan was to digitally print the design and quilt it on my longarm, but the piecing was simple enough that I decided to piece it. It was pieced with a mix of solids from my stash and Riley Blake basic stripes using Aurifil 50 weight thread. I loaded the quilt up on my Juki 2200 QVP longarm and quilted dense straight lines in different sections throughout the quilt top, using Aurifil 40 weight white thread. I finished it with pieced binding.

My mom also enjoyed watching the progress on Instagram, except for the part about me burning my arm with an iron while making it. See below for progress photos!

Rise and shine! I snuck in a bit of sewing last night after a few days of computer time, starting on a quilt for my mom. She wants a quilt with red and green and I was like, โ€œwhat are those colors?!!โ€ ๐Ÿ˜‚ #quilt #modernquilt #modern #aurifil #aurifilthread #sewing #makersgonnamake #creativelifehappylife #stephskardalquiltswip #originaldesign #stripes #stephskardalquiltsmar2019 ...

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I got burned by my mom(s quilt). Sewing injury, or as husband calls it, extreme sewing injury: I reached around the back of my iron to grab something and misjudged its location and burned my wrist. ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜ซ Itโ€™ll be fine... the pain of stupidity hurts me more than the pain of burn. #quilt #modernquilt #modern #aurifil #aurifilthread #sewing #makersgonnamake #creativelifehappylife #stephskardalquiltswip #originaldesign #stripes #stephskardalquiltsmar2019 ...

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Mom quilt continues. She said she saw the first post on IG and thought, โ€œI like that oneโ€. And then she read the caption and saw it was for her. A+ for consistency ๐Ÿ˜ #quilt #modernquilt #modern #aurifil #aurifilthread #sewing #makersgonnamake #creativelifehappylife #stephskardalquiltswip #originaldesign #stripes #stephskardalquiltsmar2019 ...

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Mom quilt top finished (wall sized) and SSL certificate installed on this productive morning. Tomorrow, QuiltCon bound and donโ€™t ask what time we have to wake up for our early flight. ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„ #quilt #modernquilt #modern #aurifil #aurifilthread #sewing #makersgonnamake #creativelifehappylife #stephskardalquiltswip #originaldesign #stripes #stephskardalquiltsmar2019 ...

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Speedy longarming this morning and my momโ€™s quilt is off the frame. I even have time to shower before (remote) work. Win-win! #quilt #modernquilt #modern #aurifil #aurifilthread #sewing #makersgonnamake #creativelifehappylife #stephskardalquiltswip #originaldesign #stripes #juki #longarm #longarmquilting #originaldesign #stephskardalquiltsmar2019 ...

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Back to this tactile meditation: a quilt for my mom. She wants dense quilting. She says she likes this other quilt hanging in my house, but โ€œnot those colorsโ€! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ #quilt #modernquilt #modern #aurifil #aurifilthread #sewing #makersgonnamake #creativelifehappylife #stephskardalquiltswip #originaldesign #stripes #juki #longarm #longarmquilting #stephskardalquiltsmar2019 ...

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Mom quilt update: I was just a bit short on red fabric to do the binding in all red, so I had to be a little creative! My mom says she likes it so far (phew!). #quilt #modernquilt #modern #aurifil #aurifilthread #sewing #makersgonnamake #creativelifehappylife #stephskardalquiltswip #originaldesign #stripes #juki #longarm #longarmquilting #originaldesign #stephskardalquiltsmar2019 ...

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Mom quilt is done and blocked! Woohoo. Happy Friday! #quilt #modernquilt #modern #aurifil #aurifilthread #sewing #makersgonnamake #creativelifehappylife #stephskardalquiltswip #originaldesign #stripes #juki #longarm #longarmquilting #originaldesign #stephskardalquiltsmar2019 ...

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My most recent finish for todayโ€™s #igquiltfest! Matching pants and unmatching shoes for my littlest sidekick! She thinks itโ€™s her job to sit on finished quilts for photos ๐Ÿ˜ This is a quilt for my mom, she picked out the colors in a design inspired from another finished quilt. My parents *might* be heading to @quiltfestival Chicago soon to see one of my quilts hanging. ๐Ÿ™Œ #momlife #parenting #thisisparenting #thisisus #quilt #modernquilt #modern #aurifil #aurifilthread #sewing #makersgonnamake #creativelifehappylife #stephskardalquiltswip #originaldesign #stripes #juki #longarm #longarmquilting #originaldesign #stephskardalquiltsmar2019 ...

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I keep getting behind on #igquiltfest because Iโ€™m preoccupied. Here is some binding. For something like 98% of my quilts, I hand bind. I dig it. Itโ€™s the slow meditation wrap up on a project I love to finish with. #quilt #modernquilt #quilting #modernquilting #binding #originaldesign #aurifil #stripes #stephskardalquiltsmar2019 ...

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Quilting closeup for todayโ€™s #igquiltfest. Two quilts, domestic machine on the left, longarm on the right, but similar in quilting density and design. Much faster on the longarm ๐Ÿ˜. #quilt #quilting #modernquilt #modernquilting #aurifil #aurifilthread #makersgonnamake #creativelifehappylife #stripes #originaldesign #stephskardalquiltsmar2019 ...

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